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Counseling and Educational Psychology

Students in classroom College of Education graduate degrees include emphases in marriage and family counseling, school counseling, clinical mental health therapy/counseling, and information technology in education.

Developmental Disabilities

Graduate interdisciplinary specialization and undergraduate interdisciplinary minor programs in developmental disabilities are administered by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) through the College of Education


College of Education doorway The Ph.D. program in Education prepares you at an advanced level to work in higher education and school/agency leadership roles. There are eight areas of emphasis: Counselor Education and Supervision; Development, Learning and Technology; Educational Leadership; English Language Learners; Equity and Diversity in Education; Literacy Studies; STEM Education; and Special Education and Disabilities Studies.

Educational Leadership

Teacher with student The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Elementary Education

Students The education program enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning, value democracy and pluralism, and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.

Equity and Diversity in Education

Students at a desk This program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Integrated Elementary Teaching

This innovative program prepares you to be an elementary teacher in Nevada for grades K-8. In addition, you earn an additional license or endorsement that enables you to be effective and prepared for today’s diverse classrooms: (1) early childhood education, (2) special education, and/or (3) English as a second language.

Literacy Studies

Knowledge Center Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature, and influenced by linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural factors.

Special Education

Teachers at a table Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities.

Teacher Licensure

If you wish to teach in grades K-12 in Nevada you must have a teaching license. A license is issued by the Nevada Department of Education following completion of a recognized teacher preparation program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL students This program is designed for both native and non-native speakers of English who wish to teach ESL or EFL.

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