High-Impact Master's Education

Our coursework is carefully designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of standards, research and pedagogy to be effective learners. Through this degree program, teachers can refine and improve their instruction built upon the most recent research. This program also prepares students to serve in leadership capacities in their schools, districts and communities.

Lemelson Program

The goal of the Lemelson STEM program is to develop expert teachers in STEM education with an emphasis in teaching math and science and integrating engineering and technology concepts. Interested in applying for this program?

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Application Dates

Applications are accepted year-round. We recommend application by March 31 for summer or fall semesters and by October 15 for spring semester. Entry to a graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno requires applicants to apply to the program and to the Graduate School.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application for program
  • Statement of educational philosophy and goals for the degree
  • Signed disposition sheet
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (will accept the graduate school on-line recommendations). At least one recommendation must be from a supervisor who has directly observed the applicant's work with children. The other recommendation may be from an employer who has directly supervised the applicant's work experiences. Recommendations should provide detailed descriptions of professional qualities and potential for teaching.

Program Requirements

Program Hours

The Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees focus on the application of theory in curriculum, teaching, and learning with an emphasis on research. A minimum of 36 credits, with 15 credits at the 700 level are required. A professional project, portfolio, professional paper and/or thesis will be required for completion of the degree. The specific area of emphasis determines the designation of either M.A. or M.S.

Program Faculty

Elementary Education
Li Ke
Li Ke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Science Education
(775) 682-7530
WRB 3116
Elementary Education
Teruni Lamberg
Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Elementary Mathematics
(775) 682-7533
WRB 3121
Elementary Education
Carolyn S. F. Silva
Carolyn S. F. Silva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
(775) 682-7855
WRB 3111
Elementary Education
Alicia Shaw
Alicia Shaw, M.S.
WCSD Field Based Faculty
(775) 682-7540
WRB 3104