Teacher Education

Invest in Your Future

Learn Where You Live. Teacher education campuses in both Reno and Las Vegas, online courses anywhere. On-ground classes on evenings and weekends for working professionals.

Fast Track Your Future. The MAT – ARL (Alternative Route to Licensing) program qualifies aspiring teachers for full-time, full-pay classroom positions after as little as one semester of training. Or get into your own classroom in as little as one year in our traditional program.

Affordable Teacher Education. Complete your degree in under 2 years. All our master’s degree programs qualify for federally backed Stafford Loans. Teach Nevada Scholarships for eligible students.

Career Success. All SNC’s teacher education programs are approved by the Nevada Department of Education. Meet all the requirements for your license and/or endorsement. Prove your qualifications with a master’s degree in education.


Which Teacher Education Program is Right for Me?

I want to become a teacher.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program leads to a Nevada Teacher License and master’s degree. SNC’s teacher education programs are flexible and affordable. Get your teaching credential in Elementary (K-8), Secondary (7-12), Dual (K-12) or Special Education. Want to teach English as a second language? Just complete 12 additional credits online.

Thrive on faculty mentorship in small on-ground classes. Get the practical skills to succeed in your classroom.

I want to become an administrator.

The Master of Education in Administration (M.Ed.A) program is 100% online for maximum flexibility. Class assignments relate directly to your educational goals. Develop the skills to lead effectively in diverse environments. Learn to drive instructional improvements. Receive in-depth training on school law and finance regulations.

Graduate ready to make a difference in your school!

I want to teach English as a Second Language (TESL).

The Master of Education in TESL (M.Ed in TESL) program qualifies licensed teachers for Teaching English as a Second Language. Get your master’s degree at the same time on a flexible 100% online schedule. Build language skills and foster academic progress in english language learners. Discover hands-on tools to assess your students’ strengths and weaknesses.

Our M.Ed in TESL meets Nevada State requirements and InTASC standards. Understand the core concepts of TESL and how to apply them in your classroom.

I want to fast-track my teaching career.

The Dual Degree Program (B.A. + M.A.T.) program for undergraduate students enables you to gain your bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, and masters degree in teaching in as little as five years. After you finish your undergraduate degree, you can finish your M.A.T. coursework while you teach. Our graduate level classes all take place after school hours.

Study at one of the best teacher colleges in Nevada. Use what you learn immediately in your classroom.

The MAT – ARL (Alternative Route to Licensing) program is for is for college graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject who want to become teachers. The MAT-ARL qualifies new teachers quickly for full-time, full-pay classroom positions. New students may also be eligible for the Teach Nevada Scholarship Program. This state program funds extra full-ride scholarships in teacher education to address severe teacher shortages.

Be ready to teach after as little as one semester of classes.

I Need Individual Classes for Licensing or Professional Development

Teacher Development options at SNC include Re-certification Courses to fulfill continuing education credits, and License Provision courses to meet Nevada teacher education state licensing requirements. SNC offers courses towards Special Endorsements and graduate credit for online PBS Teacherline courses. All programs are authorized by the Nevada Department of Education.

We schedule our classes for working professionals. Classes fill quickly – reserve early for the best schedule options.

Why SNC for Teacher Education?

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Graduate Admissions
graduateadmissions@sierranevada.edu
775-832-2437
FAX: 775-832-1686

Join us for an Information Session

(Information sessions begin at 4 pm unless noted)

  • Las Vegas: [location]
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
      Teacher Licensure in ELEM, SECD, or SPED
      2017-2018: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, January 3, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 (10 am)
    • Master of Education in Administration or TESL:
      2017-2018: October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6
  • Reno: [location]

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