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2 degrees in 4 years to teach middle and high school STEM

About NevadaTeach

Earn your dual degree in secondary education and one of many STEM majors. Graduating from NevadaTeach at the University of Nevada, Reno provides you with all of the coursework to pursue a teaching license at the middle or high school level, while earning a comprehensive and marketable degree in your STEM discipline. Open the door to a world of career options while helping to improve education in Nevada.

With the first courses in the program, Step 1 (NVTC 101) and Step 2 (NVTC 102), you get real classroom experience. Both of these one-credit courses are offered with a *tuition rebate for NevadaTeach students. In Step 1, you and a partner will develop and teach three lessons in a local elementary school classroom. In Step 2, you will develop and teach lessons in a middle school classroom. With this early field experience, you can determine if teaching is right for you. Most of the NevadaTeach courses provide opportunities for you to return to the classroom again and again.

Students and mentor teacher in a science classroom

Benefits of NevadaTeach

  • Earn your degree and complete the coursework required for teacher certification in 4 years
  • More career options after graduation
  • Direct access to experienced Master Teachers of science and mathematics
  • Actual teaching experiences that begin the first semester of your freshman year
  • Find out early if teaching is right for you
  • Pass on your enthusiasm and knowledge of science and mathematics to the next generation!
Science teacher holding up demonstration on their face to mimic eye balls

Earn a degree in Secondary Education and:

Don't see your desired major? You can minor in NevadaTeach too!

Real-world experience

NevadaTeach students get real-world experience working with kids in the classroom. Check out the video below to see the kids in Kids University Spring Break Camp and the teachers in training in the NevadaTeach program engineering their own zip lines!

Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms

NevadaTeach student Kimberly Hernandez brings chemistry into the K-12 classrooms with the help of the Department of Chemistry. Why? Because science is fun!

The Chemistry Demonstration Series
College of Education teacher in a classroom filled with children

Ready to give teaching a try?

Enroll in NVTC 101 and find out what it's all about. The very first course puts you and a partner in a real classroom so you can experience first-hand what it's like to be a teacher. As a thank you for trying out teaching, you will receive a tuition reimbursement* upon passing NVTC 101.


*Tuition reimbursement equal to the current in-state tuition cost for one credit hour. Student must pass NVTC 101 with a C or better to receive reimbursement.

College of Education building

Already an educator?

 Find out how to get involved as a mentor teacher with the NevadaTeach program by hosting NevadaTeach students in your classroom.