Secondary (7-12) License (NV)

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Secondary (7-12) License (NV)

Description
The Secondary (7-12) License is the initial license awarded to students upon completion of teacher preparation. This license allows an educator to teach specific academic subjects in grades 7-12.
License Valid for 3 years
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or be a lawful permanent resident of the United States with a valid permanent residency (PR) card.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa

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

Notes
Out-of-state applicant licenses may apply if the grade levels and subject areas match the licensing areas available in Nevada and the out of-state is not temporary, alternative, emergency, provisional, or conditional, however, all U.S. Territory educator licenses will be evaluated on an individual basis and acceptance of the license for reciprocity is not guaranteed.

http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Reciprocity/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
CBEST can substitute for Praxis.
Praxis can be waived with the (GRE) and a completed undergraduate degree with a 3.0+ GPA identified on an official transcript.

If an applicant meets all other requirements but has not taken the Praxis, he/she may be granted a 3 year non-renewable license with provisions that must be cleared.

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

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:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

United States Constitution:

Exam(s):

Course needed: EDU 210 (NSL) ,HIS 100 (NC/USC) ,HIS 101 (USC),HIS 102 ,PSC 101 (NC/USC)
Contingent upon Transcript Evaluation

Notes:
Certification is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Filipino-Tagalog French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

State may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.

All single subject majors require thirty (30) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.
All single subject minors require sixteen (16) semester credits in the desired area of licensure.
All applicants must meet the Secondary Academic requirements in addition to the coursework required for the desired major or minor.
Please visit the Praxis testing website for information on required testing. Equivalent testing administered in another state may be substituted for the required Praxis tests.

US Constitution Exam provided at University of Nevada, Reno. Coursework listed may be used to waive exam requirements.

If an applicant is unable to take the Nevada and U.S. Constitution test prior to applying for a license, he/she will be issued a 3 year license with provisions that must be removed.

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

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=nevada

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

Renewal: Renewable
Fingerprint cards must be resubmitted and will have a separate fee depending on the law enforcement agency where they are obtained

Must complete 6 credit hours at any regionally accredited university that directly apply toward the teaching field or are part of an advanced degree plan.

There are no higher steps in certifications, those with advanced degrees or National Board Certification may be able to waive or substitute certain renewal requirements.

Notes:
If mailing application, it must be notarized prior to mailing.
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

Foreign Transcript Evaluation in Nevada:
http://teachers.nv.gov/Basic_Qualifications/

Applicants must submit an English evaluation of their foreign transcripts. The evaluation reflects the quality of the foreign school attended, the equivalency of the applicant’s coursework to the appropriate degree, and the equivalency of the
applicant’s international scores to a U.S. grade (if applicable).

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:39:13 PM


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