Paradise Professional Development School
The Paradise Professional Development School provides a powerful learning environment that fosters responsible decision-making, values diversity, and enables all students to master essential skills and concepts through reading, writing, and mathematics.
Through continual professional renewal, Paradise Professional Development School teachers and UNLV partners accept responsibility to ensure that students reach their highest potential.
Petersen Professional Development School
The community of learners at the Petersen Professional Development School work together to increase academic growth and enhance positive social development.
The school is a collaboration between the College of Education at UNLV and the Clark County School District.
Police Services' Elementary School Mentoring Program For At-Risk Youth
Police officers visit Clark County elementary school classes to serve as mentors to at-risk youths. The program teaches these students good citizenship, trust in law enforcement, and the merits of a college education.
Police Services' Rebel Roundtables
Department of Police Services personnel provide information on crime and prevention. The roundtables also allow students, faculty, and staff to share their concerns about safety and security. Presentations take place the first Wednesday of every month during spring and fall semesters in the Student Union.
Problem Gambling Treatment Program
The Problem Gambling Treatment Program provides counseling to individuals with problem gambling-related issues on a sliding-fee scale. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Professional Development Center in Continuing Education
The Professional Development Center in Continuing Education serves as a focal point for all non-credit business and professional development programs, courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars offered through the Division of Educational Outreach.
All programs are intended to improve the professional and personal productivity, efficiency, and competency of our students. The center is uniquely positioned to become your partner in training, retraining, and upgrading the skills of your employees. Not only do we understand how adults learn and what works best in custom programs, but we also respond to the ever-changing business environment by helping you and your employees remain on the leading edge of management development, business skills, computer technology, and industrial training. Types of Training Available:
- Specific skills
- Custom-designed programs
- Professional development seminars
- Comprehensive certificate programs
- Special interest courses
- All courses offer Continuing Education units
Professional Development Classes
The UNLV teacher preparation program provides college credit for approved professional classes offered by the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program. This program leads to a master’s degree in elementary or secondary math or science education.
Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership
The PDS Partnership works toward continuous teacher education improvement with the goal of increasing P-12 student learning. The principal goals of the partnership are:
- To participate jointly in teacher education
- To sustain continuous professional development for university and partnership school staff
- To participate jointly in field-based research.
The UNLV/Clark County School District (CCSD) Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership is a collaboration between UNLV’s College of Education and the CCSD.
Project KNOTtT (Kansas, Nevada, Ohio and Texas Transition to Teaching)
Project KNOTtT offers alternative routes to licensure and prepares teachers in high-needs subjects, including English language arts, math, and science to teach in the Clark County School District.
This project is a consortium of colleges and universities in Kansas, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. UNLV is the only Nevada institution involved.
Project MIST (Mathematics Interdisciplinary with Science using Technology) provides teacher development to middle school science, math and elementary school teachers from fifth through eighth grades.
The project organizes teachers into an interdisciplinary triad and provides 75 teachers with a two-week summer institute as well as continued course work during the academic year. Participating teachers use real-time video conferencing during the academic year to design and implement classroom-based research projects. Participants are recognized as fellows and earn graduate credits in mathematics, science and education.
Project MIST is a partnership between the Clark County School District Division of Curriculum and Professional Development (CPD/CCSD), the UNLV College of Education and the UNLV College of Sciences. The project is supported by a grant from the Nevada State Department of Education.