The Department of Teaching & Learning is dedicated to preparing students to excel as Secondary teachers. Students who complete this program will earn a bachelor’s degree and be licensed as a grade 6-12 teacher by the State of Nevada. Students who already have a degree and want to become a Secondary teacher, need to take course work through the teacher licensure program. Every student who intends to receive a degree in Secondary Education from UNLV is required to meet course requirements for a First Teaching Field. Second Teaching fields are optional. Secondary Teaching fields include:

  • Art
  • Biological Science
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • General Science
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they teach as described in professional and institutional standards.
  • Effectively plan classroom-based instruction utilizing effective instructional practices.
  • Practice evidence-based decision-making through the use of formative and summative assessments as well as the critical interpretation of research and inquiry in order to improve educational practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of learners and their social, cultural, and language contexts with a global perspective and intentional sensitivity to other cultures.
  • Integrate technology in instruction to support student learning and develop data-driven solutions for instructional and school improvement.

Career Possibilities

Possible career options after receiving this degree:

  • Teacher in a secondary school in public or private institutions
  • Educational content specialist


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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

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The College of Education creates an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research, and professional service. With four unique departments, graduates receive the necessary tools and experiences to make an impact on local, national, and global scales.