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Applying to the Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative Cohorts

Application cycles for participation in the Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative programs are organized by participant role: paraprofessional, classroom teacher, pre-service teacher. Application cycles for upcoming cohorts will be announced our homepage and the NNELI Facebook page. Contact the NNELI Office for more information.


  • Develop professionally
  • Work better with ESL students
  • Earn college credit or a stipend
  • Learn WCSD policy and programs

Classroom Teacher

  • NNELI offers professional development in STEM and ESL for licensed, practicing K-12 classroom teachers
  • Teachers who hold a current ESL endorsement, have taught for three or more years, and teach in Title 1/STEM -designated schools or schools with at least 25% ELS are eligible to apply.
  • Bilingual teachers preferred.

Pre-Service Teacher

  • NNELI for Pre-Service Teachers gives selected students training to procure an ESL Endorsement as part of their undergraduate teacher licensure program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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University of Nevada, Reno
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Reno,  NV  89557-

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