Undergraduate Programs in Education
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Help your students think creatively, gain insight, develop skills, and learn about themselves. Learn innovative strategies to teach diverse students effectively. Explore the teaching methods that are most effective for different subject areas. Integrate the best of educational theory with the practical skills you need to succeed in the classroom.
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.
B.A. in Education
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Concentration in Elementary Education (K-8)
Locations: Reno Campus
An affordable, accessible path to your teaching career.
Tuition is only $382 per credit, plus fees. Courses are scheduled year-round. All on-ground classes are scheduled outside school hours, so you can take classes while you substitute teach or keep a “day job”. The curriculum covers all the requirements for a Nevada teaching license.
The Bachelor’s Degree
The SNC CORE curriculum requirements can be taken online for convenience. For transfer students, many comparable courses at other colleges qualify for transfer credit – ask your admissions counselor.
The Major in Elementary Education
The Education CORE courses cover the content that is relevant to teachers in any context. Topics include effective teaching practices, classroom management, teaching with technology, evaluation and assessment, and research and issues in education. Hands-on experience is an important part of learning to be an effective teacher. In your field work, you will work directly with students in the classroom to apply the concepts you’re learning.
In the Elementary Methods courses you will learn teaching techniques for all elementary subject areas and for English language learners (TESL/ELAD). The Nevada Dept. of Education recognizes that today’s teachers need understanding and experience in 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 effective January 2020.
Student Teaching is the final component. You will be mentored by both your teaching supervisor and SNC education 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 College UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG > under Department of Teacher Education > Bachelor of Arts in Education, concentration in Elementary Education.
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B.A. & M.A.T. Dual Degree Program in Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Location: Incline Village Campus
Get a Bachelors Degree, a Masters Degree, and qualify for a Nevada Teaching License on an accelerated schedule.
The Teacher Education Dual Degree program includes 10 course credits which are applied to both your undergraduate and graduate degrees, so the total number of credits required is reduced to 157 from 167 (120 undergraduate + 47 graduate). All graduate level classes are held after school hours, so you can finish your M.A.T. degree coursework while you are already working as a teacher.
Details of the program sequence are in the Sierra Nevada College UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG > under Department of Teacher Education > Master of Arts in Teaching – Dual Degree Program.
All majors at Sierra Nevada College are appropriate for students who plan on getting an Elementary Teaching license. Students who plan on getting a Secondary Teaching License, for teaching middle and high school, must select a degree program that corresponds with a state approved secondary subject area. Eligible majors at SNC include English, Environmental Science, and Biology.
Up to date information about licensing, including teachable majors, is on the Nevada Department of Education website.
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