2018-19 Teach Nevada Scholarship Applications Now Open

The UNLV College of Education is proud to offer 20 traditional (undergraduate) and 30 Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL – master’s) Teach Nevada Scholarships to students interested in completing a teacher preparation program to teach grades K-12 or special education. Candidates who are selected will teach five years in a Nevada school that will appear on the high vacancy list (as posted at time of award).

Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2018 at 5p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application close date. No late applications will be accepted.

Please see below for eligibility requirements and ensure that you apply for the scholarship that best suits your situation.


Traditional (Undergraduate) Teach Nevada Application

Eligible students may include, without limitation:

  • Recent high school graduates who have not yet enrolled in a teacher preparation program;
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a non-education related college/university degree program and change their academic program to teacher preparation;
  • Students who have completed some credits at a university or college who re-enroll in a teacher preparation program;
  • Veterans and the spouses of veterans; and
  • Students who have had some experience working in a classroom, including, without limitation, as a paraprofessional.
  • Please note: Students who are currently enrolled in a traditional preparation program in Nevada at the time of the scholarship application are NOT eligible. **If applicant has already earned a Bachelor’s degree, please refer to the Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) application.

    Undergraduate Traditional Licensure Application Requirements

  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions and/or high schools attended*
    *Note – transcripts will be brought by the applicant in hard copy to the interview. Transcripts may not be uploaded.
  • Writing sample uploaded to application


Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Teach Nevada Application

Pursuant to NRS 391.A585, eligible students may include, without limitation:

  • Students who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-education related field and choose to pursue an ARL program for teaching;
  • Veterans and the spouses of veterans;
  • Students who have had some experience working in a classroom, including, without limitation, as a paraprofessional or substitute teacher;
  • Students who have completed some credits at a university or college who re-enroll in a teacher preparation program and;
  • Student who are currently enrolled in a non-education related college/university degree program and change their academic program to teacher preparation.
  • Please note: Students who are currently enrolled in a traditional preparation program in Nevada at the time of the scholarship application are NOT eligible.Priority applicants for this award:
  • Veterans or spouses of veterans
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Racial or ethnic minority
  • Will be eligible to teach in a subject area in Elementary, Secondary Language Arts, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, or Special Education

Application Requirements:

  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions attended*
    *Note – transcripts will be brought by the applicant in hard copy to the interview. Transcripts may not be uploaded.
  • Praxis Core Exam or CBEST scores
  • Praxis II content exam scores (for secondary level programs only)
  • Writing Sample (see details below)
  • Resume Application and all materials are to be uploaded

Earn your Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Endorsement this Summer

The Department of Educational & Clinical Studies in the College of Education is proud to offer online summer courses for students to earn their Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Endorsement.

Summer Term TESL Classes Available:

Summer Term II

  • TESL 751: Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development
    Current philosophies and approaches to second language acquisition and instruction; attention to sociocultural influences.
  • TESL 752: Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs
    Emphasizes evidence-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing standards-based EL content instruction and curriculum.

Summer Term III

  • TESL 753: TESL Curriculum
    Principles of curriculum organization, development and adaptation of TESL curriculum.
  • TESL 754: Assessment and Evaluation of ELs
    Emphasizes the knowledge and use of a variety of standards-based English language proficiency instruments utilized with English learners. Stresses the use of assessment instruments for identification, placement and demonstration of language growth. Gives special emphasis to the analysis and application of performance-based assessment tools and techniques to inform instruction. 

Steps to the Endorsement:

  1. Apply as a non-degree seeking student via the Graduate College website.
  2. Register for classes (see schedule above). If you do not meet the prerequisites, complete the prerequisite waiver request.
    **Costs can be estimated here.
  3. Upon the posting of the four courses to your transcript, apply for the endorsement with the Nevada Department of Education.

Questions about the endorsement or curriculum? Contact Dr. Tracy Spies.