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Required Courses, Nevada General Licensing
Satisfy Nevada-specific general licensing requirements – remove provisions from your Nevada teaching license.
These courses allow teachers with an out-of-state or older teaching license meet all the certification requirements of the Nevada Dept. of Education. Course offerings and schedules adjust frequently to accommodate changing requirements and teacher demand.
- No prerequisites or program enrollment required.
- Scheduled for the convenience of working professionals.
- Authorized through the Nevada Dept. of Education.
Other Certification & Professional Development Courses
Course or program you can’t find here? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Courses for Nevada General Licensing
EDUC 520: Parental Involvement and Family Engagement
For teachers to develop new approaches for forming collaborative relationships with student families, facilitating the interrelationship of families, teachers, and community for meaningful learning opportunities. Focus includes working and collaborating with parents, professionals, and community services to develop appreciation and understanding of families from diverse backgrounds.
EDUC 530: Multicultural Education and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
This course focuses on cultural pluralism and culturally relevant teaching practices. It challenges teachers to examine their own beliefs about culture and student achievement; presents models for examining and modifying curriculum resources to ensure equitable pedagogy; assesses teachers’ motivations and capacity for multicultural perspectives, advocacy, and leadership in the classroom; and emphasizes the use of research in education to inform teaching practices by reducing implicit bias and developing better understanding of the culture and needs of students.
Licensing Requirements Courses Info
Locations: 100% online
Credits: 3 Credits; fulfills Nevada teaching licensure requirements (NRS 392.457).
Cost: $525 per course; $50 non-refundable partial payment required to register; balance due before course start.
Licensing: Fulfill NV DoE licensing requirements.
Schedule: Select the course on the registration form to see available dates.Prerequisites: NONE. No program enrollment required.
NOTE: This registration form is for students who are NOT currently enrolled at Sierra Nevada University. If you are currently enrolled at SNU please contact your academic advisor to register. Registering here will not qualify you to get credit for the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – How do I know what provisions I have on my license?
A – You can see the provisions on your license by visiting nvteachersearch.doe.nv.gov/ Enter your first and last name into the search field, then select your name and license. Here you can view the provisions listed on your license.
Q – Can I just show up for the course and register and pay then?
A – No. If you have not registered, received a verification email of registration, and paid for the course before the course date, you cannot attend.
Q – Will I receive confirmation that I have been enrolled?
A – You will receive an automated email and payment receipt when you submit your registration and deposit. Because space is limited and these classes fill quickly, we cannot guarantee registration until we have verified availability. You will receive a second verification email, no later than one week prior to the class start date, when you have been successfully enrolled in the requested courses.
Q – I submitted my registration form, but have still not received a verification email of registration. What should I do?
A – If you have NOT received a confirmation email a week prior to the class start date, please email email@example.com. This may mean that the course enrollment was met, and you will need to register for a course later in the semester (if available) or the following semester.
Q – How do I drop a course, or change to a different session?
A – Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Make sure you include the specific class(es) you have registered for and both daytime and nighttime phone numbers. The request to drop or change must be received before the first day of the course to get a refund (drop) or apply your payment to a different session (change). No refunds or fee transfers will be made once the course has begun.
Q – How do I add another course?
A – Submit a new registration form for the new course(s).
Q – I am having problems registering. What should I do?
A – Please email email@example.com for assistance. Describe the issue in as much detail as possible and include both daytime and nighttime telephone numbers.
Q – How do I pay and when is payment due?
A – A non-refundable partial payment of $50 per course is required to register for these courses. Full payment is required before the first day of your courses. Your confirmation email will include directions to pay your balance on the online Payment Portal. You will need the SNU Student ID number included in your verification email.
Any balance that is not paid prior to the beginning of the course is subject to interest charges, and transcripts will not be released until your account is paid in full.
Q – Are there any discounts available?
A – No. These courses are offered at an already discounted rate to help teachers complete their requirements quickly, without the application and other fees associated with full programs.
Onground Course Questions
Q – Do I need a laptop?
A – Yes, you must bring a laptop to the course.
Q – Where are the courses taught?
A – Henderson Courses: 4300 East Sunset Road, Suite E-1, Henderson, NV 89014.
Reno Courses: 9480 Gateway Drive, Suite 150, Reno, NV 89521
Online (Canvas) courses can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection!
Online Course Questions
Q – How do I access my online course(s)?
A – Shortly before the class starts, you will receive an email from the SNU IT department with your online (Canvas) login information. On the first day of the online course:
- Go to https://sierranevada.instructure.com
- Enter your username (SNU email) and password. Click “Login”. You should see the canvas dashboard with any of your enrolled current courses.
- NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, use the forgot password link on the canvas login screen.
For additional information about the canvas student experience, explore the canvas student help resources.
Q – Once I have received a grade, how do I order my transcripts? How long will they take to arrive? What is the cost?
A – You may order your transcripts online at https://www.sierranevada.edu/community/alumni/transcript-request/. Transcripts may take 7-10 business days to arrive. A fee of $10 per transcript must accompany each request. Rush orders will be accepted with the payment of an additional $25 per delivery address.