Dec 04, 2022
The Conditional Licensure Certificate for Elementary Teaching program is a graduate certificate program designed for individuals who want to acquire elementary school teaching knowledge, skills and dispositions to meet the needs or demands of teaching in elementary schools. The certificate program is suitable for students with no prior elementary background.
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
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
Each applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Elementary 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:
- Hold at least a regionally accredited Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education.
- Pass the Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Math).
- Be accepted to the UNLV Graduate College.
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.
Total Credits Required: 12
Core Courses – Credits: 12
Complete 12 credits by completing all of the following courses:
- Acceptance to the Conditional Licensure Certificate for Elementary Teaching program.
- Completion of 12 Credits in the Certificate required courses with an overall GPA of 3.0.
- No more than one grade of less than B- will be permitted in the Certificate Program of Study.
Plan Certificate Completion Requirements
The Certificate program requires all coursework as outlined on the Certificate Program of Studies for a total of 12 semester credits (in the Certificate required courses). Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of Graduate Certificate in Elementary Teaching program courses.
Students must earn a “B” or better on the primary assignments.
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.
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.
Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.