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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 a principal.

The Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) program for licensed teachers leads to a master’s degree and an advanced endorsement in Administration. A 50 – 50 split between on-ground and online coursework balances scheduling flexibility and personal interaction. With the final research project and internship semester, students apply their coursework in practice.

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 am looking for advanced training in educational administration or TESL.

The Master of Education (M.Ed) program is 100% online for maximum flexibility. Receive a master’s degree in Administration or TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).  Class assignments relate directly to your educational goals, culminating in an action plan designed to produce demonstrable change.

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, graduate credit options for online PBS Teacherline courses, and information about the Ron Clark Academy approach. 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

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(Information sessions begin at 4 pm unless noted)

  • Las Vegas: [location]
    • Master of Arts in Teaching 
      2016-2017: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 4, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14 (10 am)
    • Master of Education & Master of Arts in Administration: 
      2016-2017: October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7
  • Reno: [location]

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