Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
The UNLV M.Ed. ARL programs for elementary and secondary teaching are designed for you to take 9 credits of coursework in your first semester which provides you with preparation in pedagogical practices, literacy instruction and classroom management. After successful completion of the first 9 credits (including 150-hour practicum) and passing the appropriate licensure exams, you will be eligible for your ARL certificate and may apply for a conditional license (valid for three years) to the Nevada Department of Education. You will then be eligible for hire in Nevada schools once meeting these as well as state and school district requirements. You will continue courses in order to complete the criteria for a standard teaching license and M.Ed.
Graduate Conditional Licensure Certificate Programs
The 12-credit Conditional Licensure Certificate programs in elementary education and secondary education are designed to provide courses that address the knowledge and skills needed for new teachers. Upon completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to obtain their three-year conditional license and must apply for one of the ARL-track M.Ed. programs or continue as a graduate non-degree seeking student to complete the standard licensing requirements.