Sierra Nevada College recently debuted a new bachelor’s degree program for aspiring teachers. The degree is offered at both the Reno and Las Vegas campuses. The program is a response to Nevada’s continuing shortage of qualified teachers in many areas.
“Nevada increasingly looks out of state, and even out of the country to solve the elementary education teacher shortage. We feel it is our responsibility to expand the options for teacher education right here at home,” noted Dr. Alan Walker, president of SNC.
Graduates receive their Bachelor of Arts in Education. Student teaching and all the current requirements for a Nevada Teaching License in Elementary Education (K-8) are included. The new English language learner courses, which will be required in Nevada in 2020, are also part of the program. All on-ground classes are scheduled outside school hours, so you can take classes while you substitute teach or keep a “day job”. Courses are scheduled year-round, and tuition is only $382 per credit, plus fees. SNC’s Reno campus is in the Reno Technology Center, 9480 Gateway Drive, Suite 150. The Las Vegas campus is at 4300 East Sunset Road, Ste. E-1, in Henderson.
SNC is a recognized leader in “educating the educators”. The college also offers multiple master’s degrees in teaching and education, special endorsement course series, and continuing education credits. Stand-alone courses which fill specific Nevada certification requirements are given several times each semester. The Dept. of Teacher Education offers a convenient, affordable path to your teaching career.
INFO SESSION: June 27 2018, 5:30 pm, at the Reno campus. Learn about the program, meet with faculty, and get admission information.