Teacher Education

Invest in the Future

Learn Where You Live. Campuses in both Reno and Las Vegas. Classes online and on-ground.

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. Contact graduateadmissions about Teach Nevada Scholarships.

Or get into your own classroom in as little as one year in our flexible traditional program.

An Affordable Education. Complete your degree in under 2 years. All degree programs qualify for federally backed Stafford Loans.

Learn from the Best. Our faculty are dedicated professionals, who understand from personal experience how to integrate the best of educational theory with the practical skills you need to succeed in the classroom.


Which Program is Right for Me?

I want to become a certified classroom teacher.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program leads to a Nevada Teacher License and master’s degree. Faculty mentorship thrives in small on-ground classes. This flexible and affordable program is approved by Nevada Department of Education, and leads to teaching credential options in Elementary (K-8), Secondary (7-12), Dual (K-12) and Special Education.

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. Graduate with a functional action plan, ready to make a difference on day 1.

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

The Master of Education in TESL (M.Ed in TESL) program is a 100% online master’s degree program in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Learn to foster language skills, academic achievement, and cultural understanding for English language learners.

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 M.A.T. in approximately 5 years, at one of the best colleges in Nevada.

The MAT – ARL (Alternative Route to Licensing) program, for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject, qualifies aspiring teachers for full-time, full-pay classroom positions after as little as one semester of classes and testing.

I Need Individual Classes for Licensing or Professional Development

Teacher Development options at SNC include Recertification Courses to fulfill professional growth requirements, License Provision courses to meet Nevada specific licensing requirements, Special Endorsement courses, and graduate credit for online PBS Teacherline courses. All classes are scheduled for working professionals, and authorized through the Nevada Dept. of Education.

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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