High-Impact Master's Education

The Elementary Education Program at the University of Nevada, Reno prepares you to meet the challenges of present and future classrooms. The teacher education faculty members are committed to providing a teacher education program that enables you to be successful in teaching.

Conceptual Framework

The teacher education faculty members are committed to providing a teacher education program that enables you to:

  • Develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning,
  • Display a love of learning,
  • Value democracy and pluralism
  • Engage in reflective practice about one’s growth as a teacher.

Domains of Professional Competence

In addition, the teacher education program is intended to help the teacher candidate acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a professional educator. Our program supports candidate learning of the 10 InTASC standards within 4 domains of professional competence:

Domain 1: The Learner and Learning

  • Standard 1: Learner Development
  • Standard 2: Learning Differences
  • Standard 3: Learning Environments

Domain 2: Content Knowledge

  • Standard 4: Content Knowledge
  • Standard 5: Application of Content

Domain 3: Instructional Practice

  • Standard 6: Assessment
  • Standard 7: Planning for Instruction
  • Standard 8: Instructional Strategies

Domain 4: Professional Responsibility

  • Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice
  • Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration

To accomplish these goals, the teacher education program will provide opportunities for you to acquire competencies in several key areas:

  • An understanding of the foundations of elementary education,
  • Methods for teaching various subject areas in elementary school classrooms,
  • Knowledge of educational psychology and human development,
  • Skill in structuring effective educational experiences for culturally diverse and special needs populations, and
  • An ability to apply your knowledge of teaching in elementary school classrooms.

Application Dates

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. For full consideration, it is recommended that the applicant complete applications by March 31 for Fall admission and October 15 for Spring Admission.

Program Faculty

Elementary Education
Cindy Bozman
Cindy Bozman, MBA
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 682-7525
WRB 3100
Elementary Education
David Crowther
David Crowther, Ph.D.
Professor of Science Education, Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education
(775) 682-7532
WRB 3120
Elementary Education
Teruni Lamberg
Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8)
(775) 682-7533
WRB 3121
Elementary Education
Mary Magee
Mary Magee
Early Learning Center
(775) 784-4964
WRB 2027
Elementary Education
Alicia Shaw
Alicia Shaw, M.S.
WCSD Field Based Faculty
(775) 682-7540
WRB 3104
Elementary Education
William Toledo
William Toledo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7855
WRB 3111