Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language (NV)

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Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language (NV)

Description
The Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American Language allows an educator to teach Great Basin Native American Language either at the grade level of his or her existing license, or at any grade level K-12.

State Information
State: Nevada
Contact Phone: 775-687-9115
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
Applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: Applicant must have completed 6 semester hours of course work that included, without limitation: Professional education and teaching methodology; or the study of Native American languages..

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Notes:
Content Language Proficiency
Applicant must be certified as a fluent speaker of the language that the person proposes to teach by: A council of a tribe of Native Americans who speak that language; or a qualified official of a university or college.

The applicant must submit written documentation verifying the applicant’s certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach.

A person who does not possess a high school diploma or its equivalent OR 6 semester hours of coursework including professional education and teaching methodology, or the study of Native American languages, but has been certified as a fluent speaker of the language by a council of a tribe of Native Americans who speak the language or from a qualified official of a university or college, may teach a course in a Great Basin Native American language without an endorsement if a licensed teacher is present in the classroom during the instruction.

Written documentation of the person’s certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach must be provided to the Department before the person may begin teaching.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Apply_for_a_License/
Form Mailing Address:
Carson City
700 E. Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701-5096

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://teachers.nv.gov/Forms/

Renewal: Renewable

Notes:

Applicants may be fingerprinted at any law enforcement agency including those in U.S.territories, foreign countries, and rural Nevada.

Applicants must provide two (2) forms of legal identification (i.e., passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card, etc.).

Most agencies charge a fee for fingerprinting, but it is best to call ahead to confirm the location’s address, fees, and any special requirements.

Current Nevada locations for fingerprinting
http://www.nvrepository.state.nv.us/fingerprints.shtml

One completed FBI fingerprint card FD-258

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:50:02 PM


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