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Teacher Certification Success Guide

There are a number of steps that you have to take in order to get your certification, we have created simple guides to help you in the process for both the secondary and elementary tracks. Enter your email to get both emailed to you.

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Our 3 Simple Steps to Teacher Certification

1. APPLY ONLINE

You can get started today by completing an online application in as little as 10 minutes. It’s free to apply and once you are accepted, it’s just $99 to enroll!

2. TRAIN

 Start your training and be qualified to teach in as few as six weeks. Continue your coursework while teaching with full pay on a probationary license.

3. TEACH

Imagine a rewarding career as a teacher impacting the lives of your students! iteach is trusted and respected by school districts and prepares you to be confident in the classroom.

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What Do You Want to Teach?

iteachNEVADA offers the following certification programs. Select the subject that you want to teach.
Note: Once you are enrolled in a license track, should you choose to change tracks, you will need to reapply and pay any applicable fees. 

K-8 Elementary Education

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take iteachNevada Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired!

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Elementary Methods Courses 9002-9005, 6004

Take your Elementary Education Praxis II Test 5001

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Middle School

Currently, iteachNEVADA is not approved to offer license in Middle School subject areas. However, you can still teach the middle school grades under either an Elementary (K-8) or Secondary (7-12) license. Below are some key differences in those two options but we also strongly suggest speaking to your school to better understand if they have a preference on your licensure area.

Elementary: You may be hired (and issued an ARL license) prior to passing the Praxis II subject area. You are not required to take the PLT exam at all. You are required to take 5 methodology courses and must have 6 hours (from a university) in Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Secondary: You are required to pass Praxis II subject area exam to be hired (and issuance of an ARL license). You will need to take the PLT prior to earning Standard License. You will need to take 1 methodology course. You are not required to have any undergraduate pre-requisite courses.

If you have any questions, please email adminNV@iteach.net

Secondary Physical Science (7-12)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take General Science: Content Knowledge 5485

Take iteachNevada Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNEVADA Secondary Methods Course for Physical Science TEMC 9435

Take your Physical Science PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Secondary Biology (7-12)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for Biology Test 5235

Take iteachNevada Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Secondary Methods Course for Biology TEMC 9012

Take your Biology PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Secondary English Language Arts (7-12)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for English Language Arts Test 5038

Take iteach Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Secondary Methods Course for English Language Arts TEMC 9018

Take your English Langauge Arts PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Secondary Social Studies (7-12)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for Social Studies Test 5081

Take iteach Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired!

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Secondary Methods Course for Social Studies TEMC 9027

Take your Social Studies PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Secondary Mathematics (7-12)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for Mathematics Test 5161

Take iteach Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired!

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Secondary Methods Course for Mathematics TEMC 9161

Take your Mathematics PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Special Education Generalist (Does Not Certify Autism Specialist)

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for Special Education Generalist

Take iteach Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Methods Course for Special Education TEMC 6600

Take your SPED PLT TEST 5622 (K-6)  or SPED PLT Test 5624 (7-12)

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Physical Education Generalist

Apply & Enroll with iteachNevada

Submit test scores to: adminNV@iteach.net

Submit transcripts to: transcripts@iteach.net

Take Praxis CORE Test 5752

Take Praxis Content Knowledge for Physical Education Test 5095

Take iteach Courses 5000 and 5100

Get your ARL from iteachNevada (File with NDOE on OPAL)

Get Hired!

Complete iteachNevada ARL Courses 5200-5007

Complete iteachNevada Methods Course for Physical Education TEMC 5095

Take your Physical Education PLT Test 5624

File for your Standard License with NDOE

Teaching in Vegas or Washoe

Some parts of Nevada have unique requirements, if you are planning to teach in Vegas or Washoe, then click the buttons to the right to get detailed information on obtaining a teaching license in those locations.

Start Your Teaching Career Today.

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Ready to Get Started?

Our teacher certification process is simple: complete an online application, submit your official transcripts, and upload your Praxis scores. Within 3 days you will be notified of your acceptance into the program. Once accepted you can enroll immediately.

View Admission Requirements

1. APPLY

The first step is to complete an online application. This takes just a couple of minutes and will provide you a login to your student portal. From there you would submit the need admission requirements to be accepted.

2. ENROLL

After acceptance you will enroll in the program so that you can complete the required courses and residency. You are not required to complete all the courses in order to be issued a Conditional License or begin the residency.

3. RECEIVE CONDITIONAL LICENSE

For individuals pursuing initial certification in Elementary Education, you are not required to have the Praxis II passed to be issued the Conditional License. For all other areas (secondary and all-level) you will need to pass the appropriate Praxis II prior to being issued your Conditional License. Learn more about testing, click here.

4. EARN STANDARD LICENSE

Once you have completed all program requirements including all coursework and residency, then you would be eligible to receive your full certification, the Standard License.

APPLICATION

This is the first step in the process. Once you click the Apply Now button you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. Immediately, you will be logged into your portal to complete the application (basic personal information).

There is an application checklist in your portal to guide you through the requirements we need in order to accept you into the program.

You can view a list of all admission requirements above by clicking the red button.

ENROLLMENT

Upon application you will receive your first course which means that when you enroll you will already be well on your way and enrolled in your second course.

iteachNEVADA offers ten online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you are enrolled in your next course once your current one is complete.

COURSEWORK LIST

Instructional Courses

  • TEPC 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
    • TEPC 5001 – Parental Involvement and Family Engagement
  • TEPC 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TEPC 5200 – Learner Development
  • TEPC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TEPC 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TEPC 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TEPC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Course

  • TEPC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience
  • TEPC 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review

Conditional License

Once you have completed the first four courses and passed Praxis Core (or other approved test), you are eligible to receive your Conditional License from the Nevada Department of Education. You will then secure a teaching position in the certification (subject) your license has been issued.

Elementary Program

If you are pursuing initial certification in Elementary Education, you are not required to pass the Praxis exam before receiving your Conditional License. Rather, you will pass the exam during your first year teaching prior to earning your Standard Certification

Secondary Program

If pursuing initial certification in Secondary Education (grades 6-12 or K-12), then you are required to first pass your Praxis II exam prior to receiving your Conditional License. Please note both Elementary and Secondary teaching must pass the Praxis II exam; just different timelines.

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Testing Information

Certification Areas

Elementary (Grades K-8)

  • Elementary

Secondary (Grades 7-12)

  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

All Grades (Grades K-12)

  • Physical Education

 

To find out about which exams need to be taken and each exam’s passing scores, please visit the ETS website: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nv/requirements

GET HIRED!

You will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR RESIDENCY

You must secure your own residency position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you will need to complete the required coursework and apply for your Conditional License; this will show schools your eligibility to be hired.

You may obtain a job placement in any public school, charter school, or Nevada Department of Education recognized private school.

If you need help with writing your resume, we have a great 2 minutes guide, click here.

SUPERVISION DURING RESIDENCY

During the residency placement you will be assigned an iteachNEVADA field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

Pick Your Payment Plan! 

We have two payment plan options, you choose the plan that best fits your budget.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification! (Not available with the deferred plan.)

Monthly Plan

$4,000total cost

Application Fee
$0
Enrollment Fee
$99
Monthly While Enrolled
$99
Deferred Plan

$4,500total cost

Application Fee
$0
Enrollment Fee
$250
Monthly While Enrolled
$0

University & Education Partners

iteach has partnered with universities and other organizations to bring more value to our students. Click on the logos to learn more about Chaminade University, Grand Canyon University, and American College of Education.

Nationally Accredited Teacher Certification

iteach is a nationally accredited teacher preparation program. Click here to learn more about our accreditation.