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How to Become a Teacher in Nevada: Teacher Certification

So you want to earn your Nevada Teacher Certification? Let's take a look at the step by step instructions.

For other information on teaching in Nevada, you can find data on teaching salaries here.

Initial Nevada Teaching Certification

  1. Earn a degree — you can check our Schools or Programs pages for school suggestions
  2. Accumulate some time in a classroom as a state requirement
  3. Complete the Praxis I (PPST), Praxis II (PLT), Praxis II (subject area)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $155 Fee payable to Nevada Department of Education
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Obtain and complete Fingerprint and background check form (702) 486-6458
    • Child Support Form
    • Also, include copies of your test scores
    • Mail To:
      Nevada Department of Education
      Teacher Licensing Office
      1820 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 205
      Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
  5. Do you want to renew your Nevada Teacher Certification?

Sources:

  1. Educational Testing Service, https://www.ets.org/
  2. State of Nevada Department of Education, http://www.doe.nv.gov/

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