Department of Educator Preparation

Preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.

The Educator Preparation department is committed to preparing teachers who are able 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; value democracy and pluralism; and engage in reflective practice about ones growth as a teacher.


Program Areas


Research & News

Faculty and students at a welcome reception.

College of Education and Human Development prepares secondary school educators to teach collegiate courses

College expands to offer a new online Master of Education with an emphasis in Continuing Educator Improvement program

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Researchers develop innovative method of teaching self-help skills to preschoolers who are deafblind

Study demonstrate the effectiveness of System of Least Prompts (SLP) as part of an intervention

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First-Generation College Students’ Professional Pathways panel discussion

The College of Education & Human Development hosted the panel event and mixer on March 14


Bachelor Degrees

Integrated Elementary Teaching

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: (1) early childhood education, (2) special education, and/or (3) English as a second language.

Also Available:

  • Developmental Disabilities Minor
  • Special Education Minor

PackTeach

PackTeach is for anybody interested in teaching secondary art, history, Spanish, social sciences, or English and anyone interested in adding an extra career option to their liberal arts degrees.

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.


    Master Degrees

    Elementary Education

    The education program enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning, value democracy and pluralism, and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.

    Master of Education in Elementary Education (MEd)

    Master of Science in Elementary Education (MS)

    Secondary Education

    The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.

    Master of Secondary Education (MEd)

    Special Education

    Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities.

    Master of Special Education (MEd)

    Nevada Department of Education Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) in Special Education


    Ph.D. Degrees

    Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

    This emphasis area is for students interested in developing expertise in teaching and teacher education, curricular development and implementation, subject specific areas (e.g., English, social studies, science, mathematics, and other areas), and/or issues in pre-K through college education.

    Ph.D. in Education: Special Education and Disability Studies

    Study in this area of emphasis on issues of disability as they apply to education and human service agencies. Students may focus broadly across disability areas and age ranges, or they may focus more narrowly. Courses are available in the categorical areas of learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities and severe multiple disabilities, and early childhood special education. Cross-categorical courses are also offered, as well as special topics courses related to key contemporary issues in special education.

    Ph.D. in Education: STEM Education

    This emphasis area explores the effective teaching of math and science, as well as applications of various technologies in these fields and their impact on society.  Students may focus on math or science education specifically, but will have a broad exposure to the MSTS area.