Find Campus and Online Nevada Teaching Degree Programs

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are less than a dozen teaching colleges in Nevada. However, these colleges offer a great selection of programs whether you're looking for initial teacher licensure or are trying to advance your education.

In addition, Nevada also participates in the Alternative Route to Licensure program, which allows individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field to obtain licensure through a non-traditional path. Below is a list of several different teaching programs for aspiring teachers that are available at Nevada colleges.

  • teaching programs in Nevada accredited by CAEP
  • Consider an Online Bachelors, as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • Consider an Online M.Ed., as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Nevada

Those wishing to teach in Nevada must complete the Nevada state requirements for teacher certification. The requirements include completion of a program for teacher preparation and a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is regionally accredited.

Requirements to Teach in Nevada

Specific coursework is required. It includes a minimum of three credit hours in students with disabilities education and at least three credit hours in family engagement and parental involvement. The courses are usually part of a state-approved education program.

Online and out-of-state candidates may have to take those courses within Nevada before becoming eligible for licensure. Students must pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching, Core Academic Skills, and content area exams for subjects they will teach.

Those who hold a Bachelor's or a higher degree but have not completed a teacher preparation program are possibly eligible for a Nevada alternative teacher certification. Candidates must be lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Meeting these requirements qualifies a candidate for a Nevada Standard Teaching License.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Nevada provides educational opportunities for state community colleges, universities, and colleges. Financial aid originates from various private and public sector sources. There are federal government assistance programs and state-specific resources to help meet college expenses. They take the form of

  • General scholarships and grants
  • Nevada state college system scholarships and grants
  • Specialized scholarships and grants

Students can approach non-profit organizations or corporations that offer grant money with the condition that they help complete a project. Scholarships require students to meet specific qualifications to receive payment.

Scholarship money may continue throughout schooling if the requirements continue to be achieved. A certain GPA or fulfilling specific educational duties in the freshman year may be required. The Governor Millennium Scholarship is among the most popular Nevada scholarship programs.

It is awarded through the State Treasurer's Office. The scholarship goes to students who show exceptional academic promise. Students need a high school GPA of 3.25 and have been a resident of Nevada for the last two years.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Nevada is among the least difficult states to earn in-state status. The state allows students to attend college full-time during the domicile year. Students are not required to work, and the financial requirements for many are favorable.

There are some definite guidelines, steps, deadlines, and supporting documentation. The Western Commission of Higher Education is the administering body of the Undergraduate Exchange Program that accommodates student educational flexibility for those who might be discouraged by the cost of out-of-state tuition.

Typically, students enrolling from participating Western States qualify for tuition that is 50 percent higher than that of residents. The rate is a reduction from that paid by out-of-state status students. Many popular universities do not participate. Most limit the number of recipients. Awards may be limited to exclusive majors. The better rate is not automatically awarded. Students must apply at each university and remain a resident of their original home state.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Nevada

Online Teaching Degrees in NV

An individual who is just starting in an educational career or who wants to get a jump start on earning a bachelor degree in teaching can benefit from completing an online associate degree at the College of Southern Nevada. CSN offers online Associate of Arts degrees with emphasis on elementary education, secondary education, early childhood, special education, communication, English, history and International languages. CSN also offers an online teaching and learning certificate programs for teachers who are interested in teaching online courses.

Sierra Nevada College offers an online interdisciplinary studies bachelor degree program as well as master degree programs in administration, and advanced teaching and leadership. The administration program is offered as a hybrid program whereas the advanced teaching and leadership program is 100% online. The dual degree program at Sierra Nevada College is also offered as either an online or hybrid program.

Nevada Teacher Certification & Specializations

Great Basin College also offers post baccalaureate teacher preparation programs in elementary and secondary education. The difference in these programs and the bachelor degree programs mentioned above is the bachelor degree programs are for students that want to earn a bachelor’s degree in teaching whereas these programs are for individuals that have non-teaching degrees but want to be certified as elementary or secondary education teachers. Nevada State College offers minors in literacy, pedagogy, and a specialty area.

NSC also offers endorsements in English as a second language and technology as well as post baccalaureate programs in elementary education, special education, teaching autism, and secondary education with focus of specific subjects. UN – Las Vegas offers Alternative Route to Licensure programs in elementary education and secondary education. This college also offers several graduate licensure programs for students who want to teach in locations other than elementary and middle schools.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Nevada

Great Basin College in Elko and the University of Nevada – Las Vegas both offer bachelor degree programs in elementary education and secondary education. Upon completion of these programs the student is prepared to teach students in elementary schools (K-8) or secondary schools (6-12) in the State of Nevada. UN-Las Vegas also offers bachelor degree programs in early childhood education (licensure & non-licensure) and special education.

Nevada State College offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with concentrations in bilingual education and special education as well as bachelor degrees in speech pathology and secondary education.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Nevada

Sierra Nevada College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program that prepares students for to be licensed to each elementary (K-8), secondary (7-12), dual (k-12) and special education students. SNC also has a dual-degree program that allows students to earn a bachelor degree in teaching and Master of Art in Teaching degree in five years. UN-Las Vegas offers Master of Education and Master of Science in Teaching programs with concentrations in elementary education, educational technology, secondary education, English education, literacy education and secondary education with various subject options.

The University of Nevada – Reno offers master degree programs in educational psychology, information technology in education, educational leadership, equity and diversity in education, elementary education, secondary education and special education.