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Pre-service Teachers

The NNELI  team has completed the  application cycle for the NNELI Pre-Service Spring 2015 Cohort.

Congratulations to the successful applicants!

Contact the NNELI Office for more information.

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.  The NNELI program of study has been designed in consortium with NNELI's valued partner, Washoe County School District, and is a highly-valued preparation program for teaching in the District.

In addition to the coursework for ESL endorsement, NNELI Pre-service cohort members will take two specialized courses which focus on working with English Learners within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content-based disciplines and Academic Language Development in STEM.  Students in the College of Education at  the University of Nevada, Reno who have been accepted into the Integrated Elementary Teaching Program  or Secondary Teacher Education Program at the undergraduate level may be eligible to apply.

  • Have you been accepted into an undergraduate Elementary or Secondary Teacher Education (Math or Science content) Program or are you currently applying to enter a licensure program at the University of Nevada, Reno?
  • Are you a Spanish speaker or have you studied Spanish? (Not required, but preferred.)

The NNELI program gives selected students financial assistance for six courses and books:

  • Language Acquisition, Development and Learning
  • Teaching Methods
  • Teaching Spanish Speakers
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Curriculum & Development-STEM Inquiry for EL (STEM-SI)
  • Academic Language with EL (AL-EL)

Podcast Information

Listen to the NNELI Spring, 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Podcast

11:34 AM-Students in Math Class by Old Shoe Woman

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