SNC’s Teacher Education Department Now Offering Accelerated Dual Enrollment Program

Incline Village, NV – In cooperation with Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate departments, the college’s Teacher Education program has developed a dual enrollment program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a teaching license at the Incline campus. This accelerated program will help students realize their dreams of becoming both a college graduate and a working teacher in the time it normally takes to complete the bachelor’s degree alone.

Here’s how it works: The program takes a total of five years to complete. Students who wish to complete the dual program in five years (with “dual” meaning that 14 credits count toward both undergraduate and graduate programs) enroll in an accelerated schedule—18 credits per term—and begin taking 400-level education classes once they reach the junior level, earning a bachelor’s degree at year three, a teaching license at year four, and a master’s degree at year five. So, a bachelor’s degree and teaching license can be completed in four years, and students can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree taking evening classes while working as a teacher during the fifth year.

To learn more about this exciting new program, visit the TED Department in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on the Sierra Nevada College campus (second floor, just past the Department of Business), or contact Erica Farrell at 775.831.1314, x7523 or for more information.