Purpose and Focus
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Academic Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Programs Administered by Curriculum and Instruction
Professional Development Initial Licensure Program (PD-ILP) and Graduate Licensure Program (PD-GLP) in Elementary Education or Secondary Education. For further information visit ci.unlv.edu or e-mail ProfessionalDevelopmentOffice@unlv.edu.
Elementary Education — Bachelor of Science in Education
Elementary Education — Bachelor of Arts in Education
Secondary Education — Bachelor of Science in Education
Secondary Education — Bachelor of Arts in Education
Secondary Education Major
Secondary education majors must select, from the fields available, a major (first) teaching field (one of the secondary education areas of concentration) in which they wish to be licensed.
For the approved areas of concentration for the first teaching field (required) and the second teaching field (optional), see the departmental listing.
Admission to the elementary education program requires completion of the University General Education Core requirements; completion of EDU 201, EDU 214E, and EPY 303; a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; and passing PPST scores.
Admission to the secondary education program requires completion of the University General Education Core requirements, completion of EDU 202, a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and passing PPST scores.
Program requirements and other relevant information are available in the College of Education Advising Center. Students are recommended to meet with an academic advisor every semester (appointment required). It is the responsibility of every student to maintain contact with advisors as changes in departmental policies, programs or licensure requirements may occur. Students are also responsible for all information in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog.
Students who are not in attendance the first day of class may be administratively dropped. Any substitution course(s) taken at another institution for a UNLV professional education course requirement must be approved on a substitution form (see the Advising Center).
Elementary and secondary field experience courses require application, or fingerprinting, or both one semester prior to placement and daytime availability for experience in the public schools. Students will be expected to arrange their schedules accordingly. See the Advising Center or the Office of Field Experience for details.