As part of culturally diverse community and within one of the largest school districts in the United States, the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers its students a unique learning environment with direct preparation in PK-16 and other community settings. The College is composed of three academic departments that offer undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs: Educational and Clinical Studies, Educational Psychology and Higher Education, and Teaching and Learning. Collectively, these programs are in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, special education, English language learning, clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, school psychology, educational policy and leadership, higher education, learning and technology, curriculum and instruction, and teacher education. Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (clinical mental health counseling, school counseling) and the National Association of School Psychologists (school psychology).
The College boasts seven research centers and clinics dedicated to scholarship and best practices in literacy, autism spectrum disorders, mental health, assessment and evaluation, and multicultural, STEM, and early childhood education. In addition, the College's Education Student Services Center provides advising and career services to ensure retention, progression, and completion of undergraduate students in the College, along with those working towards initial teacher licensure in alternative routes to teacher licensure programs.
With a close partnership with Clark County School District, the College's faculty and doctoral students engage in over 50 research-service initiatives to address goals related to the teacher pipeline, English language learners and literacy, K-12 student services, professional development, and large-scale evaluation of schools and their surrounding communities.
The College is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that values and promotes diversity. Integral to this vision is a dedication to being a premier college of education that serves our dynamic and expanding community, the state, the region, and the nation.