The Department of Teaching & Learning offers two Conditional Licensure Certificates to choose from; Elementary Teaching program and a Secondary Teaching program. Both certificates require 12 credits of coursework and are designed to provide courses that address the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for elementary or secondary teachers. The certificates provide candidates an opportunity to meet conditional licensure requirements so that they are eligible for the Nevada conditional teaching license and for hire in Nevada schools. This conditional license is valid for three years in Nevada. Students who pursue the Graduate Conditional Licensure Certificates will not be eligible for a standard Nevada license without completing the additional licensing requirements or ARL-track M.Ed. programs. The 12 credits completed in the certificate programs may be applied to fulfill requirements in the ARL-track M.Ed. programs.

Admission Deadline

  • Fall - June 1
  • Spring - November 1

Contact Info

Education Student Services Center
Phone: 702-895-1537

  • Graduate College application submission in Grad Rebel Gateway
    • When applying please make sure you pick the following: Application Type - Degree or Certificate Application; Level of Study - Certificate; Program of Study - Elementary Teaching - Conditional Licensure Certificate or Secondary Teaching - Conditional Licensure Certificate.
  • Department Supplemental Application
  • Passing Praxis Core or CBEST, PDF of scores emailed to Test scores need to be no older than 5 years. If submitting GRE scores, be sure to attach the Praxis Core Waiver to the email.
  • Unofficial transcripts for every institution attended (official transcripts required once admitted into program)

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Graduate Conditional Licensure Certificate for Elementary or Secondary Education:

  1. Completed Bachelor’s degree. If degree is in Education, students are only eligible for this program if the education degree does not lead to licensure in Nevada.
  2. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, or at least a 2.75 within your last 60 credits completed.
  3. Pass the Praxis Core or the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Test scores need to be no older than 5 years. If submitting GRE scores, be sure to attach the Praxis Core Waiver to an email to
  4. Be accepted to the UNLV Graduate College