College of Education Degrees & Programs
This program prepares graduates to meet Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs standards. It is built for students wishing to pursue counselor education positions, excelling in research, writing, teaching, service, securing external funding, assuming professional leadership roles in the counseling field and providing clinical supervision.
Programs in developmental disabilities are administered by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED), which serves as Nevada's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities.
The educational leadership program focuses on advanced leadership preparation as it applies to K-12 or to higher education settings. Graduates are prepared to excel in their field of interest through a personalized, challenging curriculum that best suits their professional goals and hold careers like school administrator, university academic and administrative faculty and more.
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 with instruction in early childhood education, special education and teaching English as a second language.
Equity & Diversity
The equity and diversity in education program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance knowledge, skills and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Multiple dimensions of human diversity are addressed through in the program, with special attention to gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, language, social class and exceptionality.
Gifted & Talented Education, Graduate Certificate
Additional program-specific admission requirements
1. A bachelor's degree
2. A teaching license in elementary or secondary education
3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
4. Two letters of recommendation
Human Development & Family Studies
The program prepares students for a variety of careers such as administrators of child development or family services programs, child development specialists, school age program coordinators, youth program specialists, community education instructors, parent educators, family financial planners, consumer advocates and family public policy advocates.
Information Technology in Education
This program provides advanced training for educators or prospective educators, a strong theoretical and practical foundation in dynamic instructional design and concurrent knowledge and skills to integrate contemporary digital technology in a variety of educational and training settings. Students are prepared to be active researchers with solid research skills and academic publication agendas.
Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature and influenced by linguistic, psychological and sociocultural factors. We prepare and support teachers and researchers to better understand pressing literacy issues and to meet the literacy needs of every student. Students develop advanced knowledge in teaching reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary development.
Graduating from NevadaTeach provides you with all of the coursework to pursue a teaching license at the middle or high school level, while earning a comprehensive and marketable degree in your STEM discipline.
The Pack Teach program is a dual degree program that prepares students to become licensed secondary education teachers. This four-year program offers students the opportunity to gain a strong liberal arts education, excellent preparation in their content area discipline, as well as the foundational and applied knowledge for instruction.
The secondary education program is committed to preparing teachers to meet the challenges of today's classrooms. The faculty provides an educational program that enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.
Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities. Prepare to be a special educator or disability specialist or to earn endorsements in new areas of specialization. Program concentrations are available in mild to moderate disabilities, autism, early childhood/early intervention, behavioral disorders, and severe disabilities.
The STEM education area of emphasis prepares educators to pursue higher education careers or leadership positions in mathematics or science education. Students in this program develop expertise in mathematics or science education by studying and engaging in research on how students think and learn in these content areas.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program gives graduates the chance to work all over the globe and in a variety of contexts. TESOL is offered through the College of Education's Literacy, Language and Culture Department and can augment other teaching programs.