Nebraska

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum means a curriculum which includes language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, vocational education, foreign language, visual and performing arts and personal health and physical fitness and which, in public schools, incorporates multicultural education in all areas. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 10, § 002.05)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5 (2013)

Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards

Nebraska Fine Arts Standards (2014)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Elementary Instructional Program: The elementary school has a representative weekly schedule for each classroom teacher encompassing experiences in the following subject areas: 7) Visual Arts Curriculum: The curriculum helps children understand and apply a variety of media, techniques, and processes within a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas. The curriculum includes reflection upon and assessment of art and study of art in relation to history, culture, and other curricular areas. 8) Music Curriculum: The curriculum helps children to sing and play a variety of music, read and notate music, listen to and describe music, and evaluate music. The curriculum includes music in relation to history, culture, and other curricular areas. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 10, § 004.02A)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Middle Grades Instructional Program: The program in the middle grades includes instruction for each grade each year in the following subject areas. Instruction may be provided through separate courses, integrated blocks of time, and/or through exploratory programs: 7) Arts Curriculum: The curriculum includes activities and experiences designed to develop skills in working with a variety of artistic techniques, processes, and media. The curriculum relates art to history and culture and to other curricular areas. 8) Music Curriculum: The curriculum includes experiences that involve students in singing and playing musical instruments and provides opportunities for students to pursue individual musical interests and to develop individual talents. It includes the study of a varied repertoire of music and its relation to history and culture. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 10, § 004.03A)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School Required High School Program: The instructional program in grades 9-12 includes as a minimum the following subject fields and the number of instructional units shown for each: 8) 40 instructional units which include each year instruction in vocal music, instrumental music, and visual arts. It may also include dance and theater. The visual and performing arts curriculum includes performance, interpretation, and evaluation. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 10, § 004.04B8)
Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Elementary Endorsement: This endorsement shall require professional education coursework related to teaching children from kindergarten through grade eight and academic coursework in all areas of the elementary curriculum [including] coursework in fine arts and humanities. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.21D)

Middle Grades (4-9) Endorsement: Persons with this endorsement must complete coursework in all academic areas of the middle grades curriculum [including the] fine arts. (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.40D)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers Teaching Endorsements: Endorsements [available for] Art (K-12) (Neb. Admin. Code tit. 92 chap. 24, § 006.06); General Art (K-6) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.25); Instrumental Music (K-8 or 7-12) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.36); Music (K-12) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.41); Speech and Theatre (7-12) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.67); Theatre (7-12) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.69); [and] Vocal Music (K-8 or 7-12) (92 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 24, § 006.70).
State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Nebraska Rules and Regulations

Links to State Statutes

Nebraska Revised Statutes

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

Not found

Date of Release/Publication

Not found

Population or Sample

Not found

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

Not found

Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

303,505

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

13.7

Per Pupil Expenditures

$13,142

% High School Graduation Rate

83.8%

% High School Drop-out Rate

4.3%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

44.1%

% Minority Students

30.4%

% English Language Learners

5.6%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

15.0%