Teacher Recertification Program offers graduate-level professional development courses to the teachers of Nevada.

Teacher Recertification

SNU teacher recertification courses satisfy the State of Nevada requirement that all licensed teachers demonstrate professional growth in order to qualify for the renewal of their teaching license.

Other Certification & Professional Development Courses

Graduate Recertification Courses

Teacher Recertification 500 Level Courses: Sierra Nevada University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges to offer graduate (500) level coursework for credit through the Teacher Recertification Division. Recertification classes are offered in various subject areas. Some classes may also be applicable to Special Endorsements.

15 hours of student/teacher contact time is required per credit. Classes are offered on-ground at SNU Dept. of Teacher Education campuses. All courses are scheduled after school hours for convenience. All instructors have a Master’s degree or higher, and expertise in the field.

Teacher recertification graduate-level courses do not comprise a complete graduate program, but may be used:

  1. To satisfy license/recertification requirements
  2. For professional advancement, with approval from the relevant district office
  3. To satisfy some graduate degree requirements, with approval from the graduate institution

Contact Jane Rainwater at jrainwater@sierranevada.edu for more information.


Attendance: In order for credit to be earned by the course participant, attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Absence may result in a failing grade.

Withdrawal: A workshop participant may request withdrawal from a course by submitting the request to the instructor in writing before the end of the last class session. The instructor will submit the request with a recommendation to the college for action.  A withdrawal will result in a “W” (no effect) on the student’s record.

Incomplete Grade: An incomplete grade is given to a student only under unusual circumstances.  Please contact Beth Bouchard at SNU for more information (775-831-1314 ext. 7459, or bbouchard@sierranevada.edu).

Request an Official Transcript: Order via the National Student Clearinghouse

Register for a Recertification Course

Are you interested in teaching a recertification course?

We partner with Nevada educators who teach professional development courses to offer college credit when appropriate. Applicants should have already submitted a proposal to the Nevada Department of Education, or the sponsoring school district, for in-service credit for their course. Qualified applicants can request an application packet to apply for Sierra Nevada University college credit. Contact Beth Bouchard (775-831-1314 ext. 7459, or bbouchard@sierranevada.edu) for more information.

Course Proposal Review Process:  Teacher recertification courses are reviewed by the Coordinator of Teacher Recertification, the Teacher Education Director, and the Dean of Faculty as to content, instructor qualifications, and outside assignments. Only graduate level methods courses are eligible; students must have their BA in order to enroll. You will be contacted as soon as an approval decision is reached regarding your course proposal. The coding of the courses is based on the content area covered.