Teach for America
Teach for America is the national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in some of the nation’s most under-served communities.
UNLV’s Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education have partnered with the Clark County School District and TFA to help increase the number and quality of teachers in local schools. Through this partnership TFA students pursue a master’s degree while teaching in CCSD.
The Lincy Institute
The Lincy Institute at UNLV conducts and supports research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. This research will be used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas. The Lincy Institute will also highlight key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and families in Nevada.
The Lincy Institute's mission is closely aligned with UNLV's strategic priorities and its existing academic, research, and service programs. The university provides the elements necessary for enhanced quality of life by addressing systematically Nevada’s most pressing issues and problems, producing a highly educated work force, and contributing to the state's research and development capabilities.
The Nevada Writing Project State Network
The program’s focus is leading teacher inquiry groups in local school districts and presenting findings at local, state, and national conferences.
This program is comprised of teacher leaders and university professors from the Southern Nevada Writing Project, the Northern Nevada Writing Project, and the Great Basin Writing Project. They partner with the Clark County School District’s department of research, and UNLV’s department of educational psychology to offer support for Clark County School District teachers, specialists, and administrators who are conducting action research.
The Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP)
The RPDP offers Nevada teacher’s approximately 150 courses each semester in math, science, literacy, and technology.
The RPDP was established by the Nevada Legislature to offer professional development focused on the content teachers teach, how they teach it, student performance and changes in instructional strategies that result in increased student achievement.
The collaboration between the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) on behalf of UNLV and the Southern Nevada RPDP is coordinated by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the College of Education in partnership with the UNLV Graduate College and Educational Outreach.
Tobacco Free University
UNLV researchers are developing and carrying out a campaign for a tobacco-free campus as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative.
The research team will survey college students and staff, draft policies and create a community-based approach to combat chronic disease and promote healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles among Nevada's students and educators.