Nevada Department of Education Information
The Nevada Department of Education website outlines all requirements, fees, stipulations, licensure descriptions/types, and application resources. All applications for initial licensure, license renewal, or additional endorsements are submitted online.
All required testing must be completed before student teaching.
2. Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 or 7-12, depending on your desired credential.
3. Praxis II:
- Elementary License: Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications
- Secondary License: Teaching Major / Content Knowledge Test
- Special Education (SPED): Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications
For more information on required testing visit the Praxis Education Testing Nevada Requirements webpage.
Getting Your License
Applying: visit the Nevada Department of Education website to submit your application. An official transcript will be required.
California Teaching Credential: Many SNU Teacher Education students will teach in California. A California Teaching Credential can be obtained with a valid Nevada Teaching License. Applicants have 5 years after their initial credential is issued to complete California’s required testing.
Visit the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing website for the specific requirements for obtaining your California Credential. Select your credential and find the information under “Out-of-State Prepared Candidates”.
Teaching and Credentials in Other States: As you pursue coursework towards your Nevada teaching license, you understand and agree that Sierra Nevada University is under no obligation to secure any necessary authorizations that may be required from another state and/or that state’s teacher licensing requirements should you relocate to a state other than Nevada during the course of your degree program. You understand that it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing agency to determine requirements. In addition, you agree to give notice to Sierra Nevada University if you do relocate to another state while completing your degree program at SNU.
Sierra Nevada University has determined that the Teacher Education program curriculum only meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification as listed in this table.
If you have questions about professional teacher licensure in states other than Nevada, you can consult the Professional Licensure Directory on the NC-SARA website.