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Nevada Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 8 schools)

NV Dept of Education:
http://www.doe.nv.gov/
Teacher Certification in NV:
Nevada Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Nevada. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Nevada, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

In 1859, discovery of the Comstock Lode made Nevada famous for its rich silver mines. In the 1930s, liberal divorce laws and legalized gambling contributed to Reno and Las Vegas’ popularity. Teachers will find plenty of employment opportunities.

Teacher Education in Nevada

With fewer than 10 schools to choose from, students looking for teacher education programs will have to look to the state’s major universities for doctoral programs. Scholarships are available for education students in various specialty areas and at all levels of study, many through education departments and colleges. Prospective teachers must complete at least 22 credit hours in their specialty area to become licensed.

Teaching Careers in Nevada

The Clark County School District is one of the largest in the country and has many employment opportunities for new teachers. Teachers earn a little less than $47,000 a year, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Post-secondary educators can expect to earn $50,000 per year or more.

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