Required Testing & Nevada Department of Education

For information on all required testing please visit the Praxis education testing website.  The Nevada Department of Education is an excellent resource for information on obtaining your Nevada Teacher Licensure.  The website outlines all requirements, fees, stipulations, and licensure descriptions/types; in addition, it provides Nevada Teacher Licensure forms online as well as additional resources.  The NDOE website is also a great starting point for students interested in Secondary Licensure, as it contains a list of teachable majors and the guidelines for each.

TESTS

DEADLINE

TEST DATES & INFO LINKS

Praxis I or CBEST Registered by end of first semester.  Passed prior to student teaching. Praxis I | CBEST
Praxis II* Passed prior to completion of licensure phase. Praxis II
NV School Law, NV Constitution,  and US Constitution Passed prior to student teaching.  

*The Praxis II: Secondary Teaching Major test must be passed before student teaching.

Praxis I and/or CBEST

Verification of registration for the Praxis I (PPST) or the CBEST must be received by the end of the first semester.  Exceptions are granted for students with approved GRE scores and/or Masters degree.

Verification of passing scores for the PPST or the CBEST must be received prior to student teaching.

Praxis II Testing

Elementary Majors
Passing verification of Elementary Praxis II testing is required prior to the completion of the licensure certification phase and/or eligibility to be enrolled in 600 level courses.  One test is required:

  1. Elementary (K—8) | Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (PDF) (Computer) | 5015

Secondary Majors
The content knowledge portion of the Praxis II testing is required prior to the completion of the licensure certification phase and/or eligibility to be enrolled in 600 level courses.

  1. Teaching Major/Content Knowledge Test (Must Pass Before Student Teaching)
  2. #30524 “Principles of Learning & Teaching: Grades 7-12  or Pedagogy Test

Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, & U.S. Constitution

The Nevada Department of Education and Sierra Nevada College require that all teacher licensure candidates pass an exam or course equivalency for Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and United States Constitution.  Sierra Nevada College offers a Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and United States Constitution course each semester at a discounted tuition rate.  Please see the Teacher Education course schedule for course dates and times.

The Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and United States Constitution requirement must be met before application for student teaching will be approved.