State funding has been announced to fund 14 Teach Nevada Scholarships for students entering SNC's Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) – MAT program this fall.

New Teach Nevada Scholarships for 16-17

The State of Nevada awards additional scholarship funding to teacher education, to help alleviate the state’s critical teacher shortage.

Nevada’s State Board of Education just approved $345,600 to fund new scholarships for SNC Tahoe graduate ARL teaching students through the Teach Nevada Scholarship (Senate Bill 511) program. The funding will support approximately 14 full-time students who enroll this fall at SNC’s Reno and Las Vegas campuses.

This round of funding follows 2015-2016 academic year grants that funded 22 scholarships. Those students will soon be classroom teachers, fully employed while they complete their coursework in SNC’s combined Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) – Master’s Degree in Teaching program.

“Sierra Nevada College has a strong track record creating high-quality curriculum to develop classroom-ready teachers where we know there is urgent demand,” said Shannon Beets, SNC Tahoe provost and executive vice president. “The challenges of population growth and teacher attrition have intersected throughout Nevada, and we are pleased the state is partnering with us and others to meet that demand.”

All Nevada students who enroll in SNC’s ARL program for Fall 2016 are eligible to apply for scholarships. The program, offered at both the South Reno and Las Vegas campuses, offers flexible scheduling, so students can pursue their degree while working in the classroom.

For more information on the Teacher Education programs and the Nevada Teach scholarships at Sierra Nevada College, contact Katrina Midgley, director of graduate admission and recruiting, at 775-881-7517, or visit online at