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Staff, faculty, fellow students, and the broader Nevada community are ready to support you as an undergraduate student and lifelong learner in the College of Education
The College of Education Advisement Center provides support and guidance for students in the College of Education. Academic advisors are well versed in campus policy, degree requirements, and able to assist students with reaching their career goals. The professional advisement staff assists students with undergraduate course selection, teacher education application submission, and internship and graduation checks.
We strive to build strong partnerships with local public, private and non-profits to provide students with valuable field experiences and student teaching opportunities in a variety of classroom settings. At the University of Nevada, Reno we will provide you with the necessary experience to give you a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Get in touch with our graduate programs coordinators to learn more about how our programs will work for you.
While many students enter the College of Education knowing exactly which major they plan to pursue, it is also possible to enter as a pre-education major and determine a specific emphasis or content area following your first few semesters in the College, after you’ve had a chance to do a little exploration. Our academic advisors are always available to discuss program planning decisions and excited to help you figure out what path may be the best fit for you in support of your personal and career goals.
One of the most exciting parts of starting college is thinking about the types of classes you might take in your academic program of choice. We encourage you to spend time exploring the Course Catalog <link to Catalog> to see all of the classes offered in the College of Education and within the University at large. The Class Schedule for each semester will provide meeting times and days for courses offered in a particular semester.
For your first semester in the college, our academic advisors will enroll you in classes that will get you started in meeting requirements for the program declared when you applied to the University. These placements will be based on your ACT/SAT test scores, AP/IB credits, major requirements, your preferences (when applicable), and any other transfer credits you may have received prior to starting with us at UNR. When you join us for Orientation, there will be an opportunity to talk through your schedule and see if any adjustments should be made. In subsequent semesters, you will meet with your academic advisor to assist you in determining class options for the next semester before being able to enroll yourself in classes. Please ensure that any exam records and/or transcripts from other colleges are sent to Admission and Records in order to ensure you are receiving as much credit for past work as possible.
We enthusiastically welcome transfer students and want to work with you to ensure your transition into our programs is as successful as possible. In order to support you, an academic advisor will meet with you before you are able to enroll in classes to determine what courses are the best fit to continue your progress toward a degree. These meetings require access to your past transcripts, so please bring those with you if you’ve not already submitted to the Admission and Records office. Please contact our office to schedule an advising appointment.
For students working toward their degrees in our teacher education programs (IETP, PackTeach, and NevadaTeach), you will start your time with us as a pre-education major, earning credits in classes and exploring the decision to pursue teacher licensure. Applications that demonstrate a solid academic record and commitment to the teaching profession are required to be admitted into these teacher education programs following completion of your pre-education classes. Our academic advisors will work closely with you in your time here to ensure you are on track to apply and be successful in gaining admission to the teacher education program of your choice.