To become a teacher in Nevada and meet the requirements for a teaching license you must pass the Nevada Praxis tests as well as a few additional exams Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow provides resources to help prepare for the required exams. The information below is from our collaboration with the Nevada Department of Education.
The Nevada DOE works with ETS for the Praxis tests, which are administered by computer– not paper and pencil. Your social security number must be used with all Praxis testing to process your teacher certification paperwork. If you test in Nevada, all scores are automatically sent to the Nevada Department of Education.
You must complete these items before you can start teaching.
Passing of the Core Academic Skills for Educators for most teacher licenses. This is a series of three tests covering Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. You will need to take and pass all three of the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests to be licensed in Nevada. If you previously passed all three portions of the PPST, you do not need to re-take the Praxis Core exams.
A Master’s or more advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university that includes passage of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or an equivalent test.
A GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate studies AND a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) with scores of:
At least 420 or 148 on the verbal portion of the examination
At least a 460 or 142 on the quantitative portion, and
At least 430 or 3.5 on the analytical portion of the examination or at least 3.5 on the analytical writing portion.
You can complete the following before teaching, or during your first year of teaching, in order to earn your Nevada Standard Teacher License.
Every teacher must demonstrate knowledge of Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and the United States Constitution. To demonstrate that knowledge, you either have to pass a test in each area or provide evidence you completed university coursework in those areas. Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow will have study resources for all three very soon.
Teacher testing for all three requirements is offered by University of NV, Reno.
A 2-day course offered by the University of Nevada, Reno is a great alternative to testing.
Enroll by contacting Academic Credit Options (ACO)
Call (775) 682-7555 for class time, cost, and information.
Nevada Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam You can take this before you teach, but most wait until they have been in the classroom teaching, as the test is focused on the application of pedagogy. The test you take is dependent upon grade level. The PLT exams have questions on many different aspects of pedagogy, and topics covered on the exam include (but are not limited to) the following.
Students as Learners
Professional Development, Leadership and Community
25% of the test is an analysis of instructional scenarios from each of these topics By far the most common topics are classroom management and learning theory. Often these two topics are combined into a single question. For example, a question might ask how a teacher can use learning theory to solve a specific classroom management problem.
The Praxis PLT exams are holistic, integrating different concepts into single questions. Very few questions narrowly focus on just one aspect of pedagogy. The question structure is the same across all exams. Each Praxis PLT question is multiple choice with four answers to choose from. Most PLT questions are independent from each other, with each question focusing on a new idea or situation. However, in some cases, the PLT presents a specific classroom scenario that has two questions attached to it rather than one.
Take the exam for the correct grade level you will be teaching.
PLT grades K-6
PLT grades 7-12
Nevada Praxis Subject Matter Teaching Examinations Nevada uses the Praxis exams to test for subject matter expertise. There are tests for almost every subject and the specific test and required score are listed on the ETS website for Nevada.
Content Area Tests Content knowledge tests specific to the subject to be taught. Course catalog coming soon.
Praxis 5751 Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test of Reading, Writing and Mathematics
Praxis 5712 Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading
Praxis 5722 Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing
Praxis 5732 Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics
Praxis 5622 Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6
Praxis 5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12
Praxis 5354 Special Education Core Knowledge & Applications
Praxis 5019 Elementary Education
EL 791 Special Topics Nevada School of Law & Nevada Constitution Course
Nevada Department of Education Review and check the full list testing requirements from the Nevada DOE. Review Requirements
Should a candidates’s enrollment in the Florida Teachers program be terminated or cancelled for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following policies:
Cancellation can be made in person, by electronic mail, by Certified Mail or by termination.
All monies will be refunded if the Program does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the admission agreement and making an initial payment.
Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first day teaching, results in a refund of all monies paid to the Program, with the exception of the initial program admission fee ($295).
Cancellation after employment begins as a teacher of record will result in a termination in the collection of monthly payments. All monthly Program payments collected prior to cancellation are non-refundable.
Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination of candidates’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from candidate.
The Nevada Teachers Alternative Certification Program provides educator preparation consisting of:
Comprehensive training coursework
Ongoing personal support from Program Advisors
The benefit of our relationships with Florida school districts, charter and private schools
A Personalized Education Plan to track your progress toward certification
Documentation, resources and support for a job search as an educator
Excellent in-classroom support from experienced educators
Nevada Teachers Admission Process
Nevada Teachers requires all candidates pursuing admission to the program to provide evidence of the following:
Minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Candidates seeking Elementary certification are required to have 6 hours each of math, science, and social studies on their undergrad transcripts.
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Official transcripts with date conferred
Be a United States Citizen
A completed application
An interview with a representative of Nevada Teachers
Successfully passing the Nevada Teachers’ online screening instrument
Program Pricing Details
The total cost of the program is $4295, and over 93% of the costs are deferred until you begin teaching.
Pay only $295 for full access to teacher training, expert guidance, and everything you need to be successful in the classroom.
The deferred balance only becomes payable once you are hired as a full-time teacher, and typically in equal monthly installments over your first year teaching.
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