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B.A. in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education, concentration in Elementary Education
+ Nevada Teaching License, Kindergarten through 6th grade

Locations: Reno, Las Vegas

Why Become a Teacher?

Open Minds and Inspire Learning
Experience the joy of making a difference. Help your students think creatively, gain insight, develop skills, and learn about themselves. Your efforts are building blocks of their futures.

A Profession for Life
Join a profession with stable, family-friendly schedules and ample job opportunities. Wherever there are children, there will be a need for teachers. And while technology is changing many aspects of education, there is no substitute for the personal relationship you develop with your students.

Why Sierra Nevada University?

We Understand Education
We have been “teaching the teachers” for over 20 years. Join the ranks of the many excellent teachers who have graduated from our degree programs. Learn from the best!

We Understand Our Students
Whether you are a new high school graduate or a working adult ready for career advancement, our small classes, supportive faculty, and convenient schedules will keep your educational progress on track.

  • Discounted Undergraduate Teacher Education tuition.
  • Courses are scheduled year-round.
  • All on-ground classes are scheduled outside school hours – take classes while you substitute teach or keep a “day job”.
  • The curriculum covers all the requirements for a Nevada teaching license for K – 6.

The Bachelor’s Degree

For transfer students, many courses at other colleges qualify for transfer credit for the SNU CORE curriculum requirements. Ask your admissions counselor.

The Education Major

The Education CORE courses cover the content that is used by teachers at all levels. Topics include effective teaching practices, classroom management, teaching with technology, evaluation and assessment, research, and current issues in education.

Hands-on experience is an important part of learning to be an effective teacher. In your fieldwork, you will apply the concepts you’re learning as you work directly with students in the classroom.

In the Elementary Methods courses you will learn teaching techniques for all elementary subject areas, and for English language learners (ELAD/TESL). The Nevada Dept. of Education recognizes that today’s teachers will be teaching all types of students, including bilingual students. The TESL/ELAD (English Language Acquisition Development) courses fulfill new requirements for elementary teaching licenses in Nevada beginning in January 2020.

Student Teaching is the final piece. You will be guided by both your teaching supervisor and SNU faculty as you put your training into action. (You must complete all required testing for licensing before you begin student teaching.)

Graduation Requirements are in the Sierra Nevada University UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG > under Department of Teacher Education > Bachelor of Arts in Education, concentration in Elementary Education.

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