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Nevada Teacher Certification Requirements

To become a teacher in Nevada, you must complete the follow steps:

Meet Education Requirements

  • To apply for teaching certification in Nevada, candidates must possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited school.
  • A specific number of credits must apply to an applicant’s field or subject area.

Student Teaching Requirements

  • Applicants must complete a state-approved teacher preparation program. Requirements include a college practicum, student teaching field experience, and at least eight credits of supervised student teaching.
  • Student teaching involves leading a classroom in the desired subject and grade level.

Pass Required Exams

  • All candidates applying for teaching certification in Nevada must pass at least three Praxis exams.
  • These include Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, Principles of Learning and Teaching, and Praxis Subject Assessments.

Apply for Certification

  • Required forms include an application for the correct licensing category, official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, and verification of a completed teacher preparation program.
  • Applicants must also undergo a criminal history background check and submit their fingerprints electronically.

Apply for Teaching Jobs

  • Once you have your teacher certification you can now start applying for jobs.
  • You can use job boards and search engines like Google to find open teacher positions in your area.

Alternative Pathways for Nevada Teacher Certification

The NDE issues four types of educator licenses, which include provisional, standard, professional, and retiree licenses. Educators with coursework or testing deficiencies may qualify for a provisional license. This license stays valid for three years and allows educators to satisfy requirements while teaching.

How Do I Maintain Teaching Certification in Nevada?

The NDE allows teachers to renew standard or professional licenses up to nine months before their current license expires. Requirements include completing 15 hours of professional development each year. A standard teaching license remains valid for 5 years.

How to Register For the Exams?

You can follow the following steps to register for your teacher certification exams:

  • Identify Your Exams: Determine the specific teacher certification exams you need to take. If you are a part of a certification program you should talk to your program advisor to determine which exams you need to take.
  • Create an Account: Visit the official testing service website and create an account.
  • Select Exam and Date: Login, choose your exam, and select a convenient test date and location.
  • Complete Registration: Follow instructions, provide necessary information, and pay exam fees online.

How To Study for Your Teacher Certification Exam(s)

To become a certified teacher you must pass your required exam(s). Luckily, we offer a wide variety of study guides to help you pass your exams and get closer to getting that teacher certificate. Our study guides offer practice questions, video lessons, quizzes and full length practice tests to ensure you are ready come test day! Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the exams and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

Best Education Schools in Nevada

  • University of Nevada–Reno
  • University of Nevada–Las Vegas
  • Nevada State University

Nevada Teacher Salary Information

The average Public School Teacher salary in Nevada is $58,558 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $48,895 and $71,428.

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