Jun 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 

Conditional Licensure Certificate For Secondary Teaching

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Plan Description

The Conditional Licensure Certificate for Secondary Teaching program required coursework will adhere to the InTASC standards enacted by CCSSO (2011) and/or the standards enacted by each national association of the content area. Partnerships involves field placement and mentoring. 

The certificate provides candidates with meeting conditional licensure course requirements so that they may eligible for hire in Nevada. Please note that in order to be eligible for hire in Nevada, candidates must also meet testing and other requirements beyond this coursework.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Each applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching program must comply with Graduate College requirements for admission. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, applicants must also meet the requirements establish by the Department of Teaching and Learning:

  1. Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education.
  2. Pass the Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Math).
  3. Be accepted to the UNLV Graduate College.
  4. Must pass Praxis  II in appropriate subject areas (eg., English, Math, Science, etc.).

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  1. Acceptance to the Conditional Licensure Certificate for Secondary Teaching program.
  2. Completion of 12 Credit hours in the Certificate required courses with an overall GPA of 3.0.
  3. Students in certificate programs would be subject to the continuous enrollment policy. Non-compliance to this enrollment policy will result in the separation from the certificate program.
  4. No more than one grade of less than B- will be permitted in the Certificate Program of Study.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

  1. The Certificate program requires all coursework as outlined on the Certificate Program of Studies for a total of 12 semester credit hours (in the Certificate required courses). Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching program courses.
  2. Students must earn a “B” or better on the primary assignments.
  3. A grade point average of at least 3.00 for course work required for the certificate. No more than one course with a grade lower than a B- will be permitted in the Certificate Program of Study. 
  4. Students with unsatisfactory progress toward the certificate requirements are subject to dismissal. A student with a grade of C or lower in any of the required courses will be put on probation for one semester. A student with a grade below a C will be required to retake the course. Conditions and deadlines for the removal of probation will be specified. Failure to meet the condition will result in separation from the program. A student with two grades of C or lower will be dropped from the program.
  5. Students in the certificate program would be subject to the continuous enrollment policy. They would have to enroll in at least six credits each in consecutive semesters (including summer).
  6. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.

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