For information on licensure requirements in other states, visit your state's department of education website.
Nevada law requires a three-part examination for college students planning to become teachers to demonstrate mastery of basic skills, professional knowledge, and content area of specialization. Visit the link above for more ifnormation on these exams, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). The Common Core is informed by the highest, most effective standards from states across the U.S. and countries around the world. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 education in order to graduate high school prepared to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses, and workforce training programs.
The National Research Council (NRC), the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have completed a two-step process to develop the Next Generation Science Standards. The first step is to get the science right. The NRC began by developing the A Framework for K-12 Science Education grounded in the most current research on science and science learning, and identified the science all K-12 students should know. The second step, a process managed by Achieve, is to have states lead the development of K-12 science standards that are rich in content and practice, and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education.
The Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) Connectors provide teachers with grade level connectors that align to the general education standards in ELA and Mathematics, and provide students with significant cognitive disabilities deeper and more enduring exposure to the academic content in preparation for transitional opportunities beyond their K-12 experience.
UTeach Professional Development has created their first MOOC, Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning, and is enrolling participants for the second run of the course. This self-paced version is open throughout the 2016-2017 semester. The course is free and lasts for 5 weeks. See more at the link above.