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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Online Teacher Certification Program
Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.
Who Can Do It
If you have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, alternative teacher certification may be for you.
iteach’s innovative online format allows you to complete coursework anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Candidates can defer payment for the program until after completion and start paying when they are hired as a teacher. Getting started is simple and affordable.
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.
How Our Teacher Certification Process Works
Every student needs a great teacher. You can be that great teacher, and we can help. Apply for free at any time and begin when you are ready. Within a few weeks from enrollment, you can be in the classroom teaching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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
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.
Elementary (Grades K-8)
Secondary (Grades 7-12)
- Biological Science
- Physical Science
- 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
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.
Get More Info
Drop us your name and email and we will send you more information about our teacher certification program.
Pick Your Payment Plan!
We have two payment plan options, you choose the plan that best fits your budget.
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.)
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.