Aimed toward scholars, authors, librarians and teachers, the Summit on the Research and Teaching of YA Literature conference provides three days of workshops and breakout sessions designed to discuss the research and teaching of YA Literature.
June 14-16, 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hannah Perdue is one week away from graduating from UNLV and the College of Education. In just a few months she will also be starting a career that she has dreamed about since kindergarten. It may be hard to believe but Hannah knew as a very young child that she wanted to be a teacher.
She was lucky enough to have teachers that were engaging and helped cultivate her passion for reading and writing. These teachers may have helped inspire her to pursue teaching as a career, but it was her mother who set the example. Being raised by a single parent can’t be easy, but in her mom, she saw someone who was involved in her life and in her schooling. Her mom volunteered in her schools throughout her early education and stressed the importance of getting a degree. Through her mom’s example she learned to be independent, determined and the value of getting involved in school.
Hannah grew up in Las Vegas. She graduated from the TEACH program at Clark High School. She substituted here in CCSD and completed her practicums here. All of these factors have contributed to Hannah’s growth but she wanted to try something different. During a routine appointment with her Academic Advisor she was told of the possibility to complete Student Teaching abroad. It didn’t take much for Hannah to realize this would be the opportunity to do something different and daring. She yearned for as many unique perspectives to teaching as possible and before she knew it, she was packing her bags for Galway, Ireland. Laptop, phone and Canon camera all ready to capture the experiences that she hoped would make her a more well-rounded individual and teacher. The experience abroad left her with a more open mind, a stronger sense of confidence and helped shape the type of teacher she hopes to be.
If you were to ask Hannah her opinion about substituting in CCSD, she would 100 percent encourage students to take on the opportunity. “It’s challenging to walk into another person’s classroom. Classroom management can be very difficult when you don’t know student’s names. But in these experiences, you learn to adjust on the fly and diversify your skills and talent. It makes you better at what you do. You’ll gain confidence in these experiences,” Hannah said.
Before she can throw her cap in the air and celebrate graduation, she sat in a room being honored for receiving the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship. The room was filled with Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly, members of the Guinn family, College of Education’s Dean Metcalf, faculty, and advisors and Hannah’s mother, grandmother and boyfriend. It was evident that everyone in that room was proud and excited to see the positive impact Hannah will have in the community.
Hannah is looking forward to having her own classroom in the fall when she returns to her alma mater, Clark High School, as a 10th grade English teacher. She plans to put up some travel photographs to help inspire her students to possibilities. Before all that however, she’s looking forward to some down time with friends on a beach in California.
By Daniel Mendoza, M.S.
In 2011, the Nevada Legislature unanimously approved and Governor Sandoval signed into law Senate Bill 220, establishing the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship. The trust fund is used to bestow additional scholarships each year to two qualified Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholars, one each in Northern and Southern Nevada, who are majoring in elementary or secondary education with the intent of teaching in Nevada.
To celebrate our new graduates on their momentous achievement, the College of Education is hosting a post-commencement celebration! Mix and mingle with fellow grads, family and COE faculty and staff. Hope to see you there!
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
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
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