COVID-19 message from Dean Easton-Brooks

We know that you all have many questions about how things are going to work regarding your classes, practicums, and internships. We are currently working with our partner school districts, the Nevada Department of Education, NSHE, and the university on a plan to address the needs of our students and faculty. Please rest assured that your safety, your educational continuity, and the safety of those with whom you work are our top priorities. Below are some FAQs to answer what we know right now.


College of Education & Human Development COVID-19 FAQs

  • What should students do about teacher education internships?

    Spring 2020: Student Teaching Interns:

    All student teaching interns have been sent specific information regarding the part they will play in remote instruction through WebCampus. If you are a Spring 2020 student teaching intern, please check WebCampus for updates.

    Fall 2021 Student Teaching Interns:

    Please continue to plan to student teach in the Fall. We will reach out to you with your placement information later this semester and over the Summer once they have been finalized. Your patience is greatly appreciated as the COVID-19 situation has interrupted normal placement timelines. Please rest assured that at this point, you will begin your student teaching internships when school resumes at school districts in the Fall and we will be reaching out with additional information.

    Teacher Education Practicum students:

    Please contact your instructor as they have been in contact with your placement school sites and/or host teachers and will have information for you regarding how to proceed.

  • What should students do about HDFS practicum and internships?

    Students enrolled in practicum courses (including HDFS 231 and 428/429) will not have in-person site placements in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 and should work with their respective instructors to engage in remote activity only, typically via Canvas.

    Students enrolled in internship (HDFS 470) are allowed to work in-person or remotely for an internship site.  Students also have the opportunity to supplement with online activities through Canvas at Jenna Dewar’s direction or complete their internship entirely online via Canvas.  Spring 2021 interns should contact Jenna at jennah@unr.edu to receive access to orientation and placement process information asap.

  • Undergraduate Advising Appointments

    Academic advising appointments are being conducted remotely and our advisors are eager to support your course planning and upcoming enrollment. Current College of Education and Human Development students can book an individual appointment via Navigate. We are also offering regular Virtual Advising Open Office Hours that are promoted weekly to your email (for updated Zoom info). If you have any questions about booking an appointment, please email coeadvisement@unr.edu  and include your name, NSHE ID number, major/minor, and preferred return contact email address/phone number.

  • Graduate Advising Appointments

    Please contact your assigned graduate advisor to schedule a mutually convenient remote meeting.

  • Information on Enrollment

    Summer and Fall enrollment appointments are proceeding as planned. More information regarding enrollment can be found on the University’s Admission and Records webpage.

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