Degrees and Certifications

NevadaTeach allows you to complete a rigorous degree in any STEM field and qualify to teach middle or high school in STEM fields. Undergraduate students interested in teaching secondary STEM have two options:

  • Choose to major in one of the approved NevadaTeach STEM degrees and receive a second degree in secondary education,
  • OR
  • Keep your current major in the College of Science and take the coursework required for certification

To complete the NevadaTeach program and be prepared to teach middle or school, you must:

  • Take the courses in the NevadaTeach sequence, which includes a semester of Apprentice Teaching.
  • Choose a certification area and take the required course content to qualify for that certification. If you are majoring in a STEM field, courses for certification may overlap with the courses required for your degree. Your advisor can tell you which ones.
  • Build a portfolio with reflections and samples of your work from every NevadaTeach course.

As a NevadaTeach student, you will need to meet with advisors in both the College of Science or CABNR (depending on your STEM field) and in the College of Education to ensure you are on track for graduation.

NevadaTeach Degree Plan Options

Agricultural Sciences

Atmospheric Science

Biology

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Mathematics

Physics