NNELI for Pre-service Teachers gives selected students specific Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) 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 the 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.
The NNELI program will give selected students financial assistance for six courses and materials: