The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education (COE) provides numerous routes to teacher licensure for candidates. All programs are research-based as well as steeped in the pedagogical practices that support the academic achievement of all students. The variety of programs offered through the COE are designed to meet the needs of enrollees at different stages in their professional and personal lives through a variety of course work and field experiences. The Education Student Services Center (ESSC) and COE faculty provide continuous support to candidates as they matriculate through programs.
Alternative route to licensure (ARL) program (see below), candidates who hold a bachelor's degree, and pass all requirements successfully, are eligible for a conditional teaching license from the Nevada Department of Education (DOE). Successful candidates can begin teaching after one semester of course work. ARL program course are at the graduate level and meet highest academic standards.
The COE faculty offer coursework for students in external ARL programs that include Troops to Educators, Teach for America, and Clark County School District.
For all traditional and ARL teacher education programs listed below, contact the Education Student Services Center (ESSC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COE offers the following options for becoming licensed as a teacher:
Note: Students can transfer earned credits from an associate's degree program into one of the traditional bachelor's degree options (see below)
Note: Endorsement only without a certificate can be obtained see ECE/ECSE faculty for details.