STATE OF NEVADA TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Nevada Department of Education Office of Teacher Licensure

To apply for a teaching license in the State of Nevada, an applicant MUST SUBMIT a COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET which must include the following:

1. The completed application, signed and notarized;

2. Official transcript(s) for those post-secondary institutions attended where the required course work for licensure was completed. In order for a transcript to be considered official, it must bear both the seal of the college/university and the registrar's signature. (NO photocopies or FAXES will be accepted);

3. Initial application fee of $85.00 - CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - payable to the Nevada Department of Education. Licensing applicants will be allowed to apply for no more than two (2) licenses/endorsements on an initial license;

4. Negative report of TB skin test or chest x-ray completed within the preceding 12 months and signed by a medical professional;

5. Two completed fingerprint cards marked BEST PRINTS OBTAINABLE (refer to Fingerprint Authorization Form for instructions);

6. Fingerprint authorization form, signed and dated; and

7. Verification of prior teaching experience (form enclosed) to be used:

a. In lieu of student teaching;

b. For purposes of reciprocity;

c. For use in determining the length of term of a license; and

d. When teaching experience is required for obtaining an endorsement.

8. For Secondary Occupational Endorsement (except Home Economics and Industrial Arts): Verification of two years related work experience.

If applying for a license based on a reciprocal agreement:

1. Notarized copy of valid teaching credential; and

2. "Verification of Good Standing" form, Section A completed and signed.

It is requested that the following information also be included with application packet:

1. Written verification of student teaching, school counseling practicum/grade level, or school psychology internship, if applicable (see BASIC REQUIREMENTS #5).

2. Copies of competency testing scores and/or verification of three (3) of the past five (5) years teaching experience (form enclosed) to be used for exemption from competency testing as outlined in Informational Bulletin.

3. Notarized copies of valid teaching credential(s) and/or professional license/certificate(s) held in other states.

If it is determined that tile applicant is not eligible for a license, deficiencies will be noted in writing to the applicant.

The application fee WILL NOT BE REFUNDED if an applicant is not eligible for a license. Requirements should be reviewed prior to applying.

The applicant must resubmit a new application packet and an additional fee if any miscellaneous items which are necessary to evaluate for licensure are not received within a one (1) year period from the date of notification of the need for the additional items AND/OR if deficiencies to obtaining the license have not been corrected within one (1) year from the date of written notification.

Please utilize the above as a checklist when preparing application packet

(NOTE: Incomplete application packets will be returned to the applicant)

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

LICENSURE AGENCY - All licenses for teachers and other educational personnel are granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction who may issue a license to a qualified person as established by regulations adopted by the Commission on Professional Standards in Education (NRS 391.033).

1. Degree of credits must be earned through a regionally accredited college/university or Commission-approved State or foreign institution. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for degree equivalency by an approved evaluator service (listing available, upon request) BEFORE application for licensure is made.

2. An applicant must be a citizen of the United States or have filed a valid declaration to become a citizen or a valid petition for naturalization (NRS 391.060).

3. Complete course work or pass the Commission-approved examination(s) in Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and U.S. Constitution (course description may be required) within one (1) year from the date the license is issued (NRS 391.055).

4. Submit verification of completion for the appropriate required competency testing examinations (see attached Informational Bulletin) with the passing score established by the Department within two (2) years from the date of employment (NAC 391.055).

5. Bachelor's Degree, recognized major, and student teaching (including grade level if not posted or explicitly implied by conferred degree) must be clearly noted on the transcript (NAC 391.095 and NAC 391.120).

NOTE: If student teaching is indicated on the transcript as internship, field experience, practicum, etc., written verification (co) signed by the Dean of the College Of Education MUST BE SUBMITTED indicating that the course (by name/number) reflected on the transcript is equivalent to student teaching and noting the grade level at which the student teaching was performed. The letter must be an original, on official letterhead.

If the applicant is applying for an endorsement in Counseling, verification of a school counselor practicum/grade level must be received following the same guidelines noted above.

Applicants applying for a School Psychologist endorsement, who do not hold National certification, must verify (using above-noted guidelines) an internship in school psychology as outlined in NAC 319.319, 1-3, or Section 5 from the corresponding licensing requirements.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Teachers and other educational personnel are responsible for securing, maintaining, and renewing a license (NAC 391.025).

1. All licenses, except a conditional license, expire on the holder's date birth in the year of expiration.

2. A license may be issued based on an evaluation of the applicant's official transcript(s) from an accredited college/university or per a reciprocal licensing agreement.

3. Additional endorsements or licenses may be added to an existing license for $40.00 per endorsement or license (NAC 391.045). Subject area competency testing, if applicable, is not required for additional endorsements placed on an existing license. (EXCEPTION: When a holder of a substitute license applies for a full teaching license, they must meet remaining competency testing requirements as approved by the Commission on Professional Standards (NAG 391.036.)

4. Three (3) years of verified teaching experience in the area of requested license/endorsement may be accepted as a substitute for student teaching if the applicant:

(a) Held a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution during the time the teaching experience occurred;

(b) Was trader contract at the time the teaching experience took place;

(c) Teaching experience was at the same grade level for which a license is being applied (i.e., elementary or secondary);

(d) At least five periods were taught per school day for at least !80 days in each year of experience;

(e) Was eligible for reemployment in the school district in which the experience occurred; AND

(f) Teaching experience took place in a school licensed by the State or accredited by a National accrediting association for private schools.

LICENSING RECIPROCITY

1. The Superintendent of Public Instruction under state reciprocity may issue a license to teach in the State of Nevada, under the following conditions:

(a) Reciprocity under the Special Education license applies to all states;

(b) Reciprocity under all other teaching areas (i.e., Elementary, Secondary, & Special), applies only to states that are members of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Contractual Agreement;

(c) Applicant holds a license or certificate that is current in the issuing state at the time of application for a license in Nevada;

(d) Applicant holds a bachelor's degree froth an institution accredited by a regionally accrediting association; and

(e) The license/certificate held is not:

(1) A temporary permit, emergency, alternative, conditional license, or multiple subject credential;

(2) A license/certificate that does not require a bachelor's or higher degree;

(3) A license/certificate that does not require professional education course work completed through a regionally accredited college or university;

(4) A letter of entitlement issued through a state department of education, a state, county, city or a school district; and

(f) The license/certificate and the area of endorsement from the issuing state must be at the same grade level and in a subject area approved by the Commission;

(g) The expiration date and conditions for renewing the license issued under this regulation will be the same as for other licenses issued by the superintendent of public instruction;

(h) The applicant must meet all other non-educational requirements of Nevada;

(i) The applicant has completed any post-baccalaureate study required by Nevada's licensing regulations; and

(j) The applicant, during three (3) of the past five (5) years immediately preceding application for licensure in Nevada held a professional license and satisfactorily served as an educator in the state for which a license was held and in an assignment matching the license/endorsement sought in Nevada (does not apply to Special Education reciprocity).

2. Applicants who are applying for teacher licensure based upon holding a

license from another state, reciprocity, must submit the following with

their application packet:

(a) The "Verification of Good Standing" form (Section A completed and signed);

(b) Notarized copy of license held; and

(c) The completed "Verification of Teaching Experience" form.

If the applicant is not seeking licensure through reciprocity, the "Verification of Good Standing" form need not be submitted with the application packet.

The following is a listing of states to be honored under the NASDTEC reciprocal licensing agreement:

Arkansas	Maryland	Rhode Island
California	Massachusetts	South Carolina
Colorado	Michigan	Tennessee
Connecticut	Montana		Texas
Florida		New Hampshire	Utah
Georgia		New Jersey	Virginia
Hawaii		New York	Washington
Idaho		North Carolina	Washington DC
Indiana		Oregon		West Virginia
Kentucky	Pennsylvania

PROVISIONAL LICENSING

The Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional license if an applicant has a deficiency of not more than six (6) semester hours Of credits which do not encompass more than two required areas. (NOTE: This does not apply to student teaching or a substitute license.)

All course work requirements must be fulfilled by taking college/university course work and are not satisfiable by the completion of courses offered by a provider of continuing education or courses offered by a college/university as continuing education credit. CREDITS USED TO FULFILL PROVISIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY NOT AGAIN BE USED TO MEET CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF A LICENSE, except where an applicant is moving from a limited, non-renewable license to a renewable license.

TERM OF A LICENSE

The length of time a license is valid depends upon the type of degree conferred, whether or not the degree was considered in the issuance of the license and, if applicable, verified teaching experience (NAC 391.060):

Bachelor's Degree

(or less if not required to obtain license) Five (5) years

Master's Degree AND

three years verified teaching experience Six (6) years

Ed Specialist Degree AND

three years verified teaching experience Eight (8) years

Doctoral Degree AND

three years verified teaching experience Ten (10) years

SALARY FOR SERVICES RENDERED

A teacher or other employee for whom a license is required is not entitled to receive public school money as compensation for services rendered unless they hold a license at the time the services are rendered (NRS 391. 170).

SUBSTITUTE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

A SUBSTITUTE LICENSE requires completion of 62 semester hours of credit, to include (6) semester hours in professional education. If professional education credits are specific to a particular grade level (i.e., elementary or secondary), the license will be issued for that particular grade level, only. If professional education credits are considered "general" or applicable to any grade K-substitute licenses will be issued for both grade levels. A holder of a substitute license must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills (competency) test within two (2) years from date of employment. Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and United States Constitution are to be removed within one (1) year from the date of issuance of the license.

Examples of course work considered to be "general" education or related to professional education include:

Child and Family Guidance

Educational Psychology

Educational Tests and Measures

Human Growth and Development

Introduction to/Education of Special Education Students

Multicultural Education

Nevada School Law/Legal Foundations of Education

Working with the Exceptional Child

Cultural and Social Anthropology

and, within the Psychology Department:

Adolescent (applies to secondary, only)

Child (applies to elementary, only)

Developmental

General

Instructional

Learning

Personal and Social Adjustment

Social

ELEMENTARY LICENSE AND ENDORSEMENT

LICENSE REQUIRED FOR TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY GRADES

1. Kindergarten through grade 6;

2. Self-contained or departmentalized classes in grade 6, 7 and 8; and

3. A field of concentration in kindergarten through grade 8.

ELEMENTARY LICENSES

To receive an elementary license; a person must have a bachelor's degree and have completed:

1. An approved program of preparation for teaching in the elementary grades. Approved programs must include 6 semester credits in the teaching of reading, reading skills or phonics skills; or

2. Thirty semester hours of comes in elementary professional education, including:

(a) Eight semester hours in supervised teaching;,

(b) Eight semester hours in methods of teaching basic elementary subjects including, but not limited to mathematics, science, English or social studies; and

(c) Six semester hours in the teaching of reading, reading skills, or phonics skills.

LIMITED ELEMENTARY LICENSE

To receive a limited elementary endorsement, a person must have a bachelor's degree and complete 18 semester hours of courses in professional elementary education, including

1. Eight semester hours of supervised teaching and

2. Eight semester hours in methods of teaching basic elementary subjects including the teaching of reading but not limited to mathematics, science, English or social studies.

A limited elementary license is not renewable. To continue teaching, the holder must complete the requirements for the elementary license during the term of the license.

ELEMENTARY ENDORSEMENTS

To receive an endorsement on an elementary license, a person must complete 12 semester hours of credit within the area of the endorsement, except that an endorsement for English requires the completion of 3 semester hours of courses in advance composition, descriptive grammar, and speech. The board recognizes the following subjects for an endorsement on an elementary license.

(a) Art;

(b) The use of computers;

(c) English;

(d) Health;

(e) Mathematics;

(f) Reading;

(g) Science;

(h) Social studies;

(i) Early childhood education; and

(j) Physical education.

An endorsement on an elementary license is not required to teach in kindergarten through grade 8. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit a school district from requiring a specific endorsement on an elementary license as a requirement for employment with that district.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY LICENSE

4. To receive a physical education elementary license, a person must complete forty-four semester hours which includes courses in professional studies in elementary physical education, including:

(a) Eight semester hours in supervised teaching of elementary physical education;

(b) Fifteen semester hours which includes come work in each of the following areas of study:

(1) Anatomical kinesiology or mechanical kinesiology, or

(2) The physiology of exercise;

(3) The psychological or social aspects of physical education, or both;

(4) Motor development; and

(5) Testing and measuring skills and abilities in physical education; and

(c) Twenty-one semester hours in teaching specialties of physical education including, but not limited to, teaching..

(1) Adapted physical education;

(2) Methods and techniques of teaching physical fitness activities;

(3) Rhythmic activities for pupils in elementary grades;

(4) Movement experiences for pupils of preschool and primary grades;

(5) Movement experiences for pupils in intermediate grades;

(6) Teaching physical education in elementary grades; and

(7) Advanced first aid or an equivalent course.

A person who qualifies for a physical education elementary license by complying with the requirements of subsection 4, may teach ONLY physical education in elementary grades.

PROFESSIONAL ELEMENTARY LICENSE

To receive a professional elementary license, a person must:

1. Meet all requirements of an elementary license;

2. Hold a master's degree; and

3. Have 3 years of verified teaching experience in Kindergarten through grade 8 in state-approved schools.

ELEMENTARY SUBSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT

1. To receive an elementary substitute endorsement, a person must complete at least 62 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university, including at least 6 semester hours of credit in elementary education.

2. Substitute service is not limited to days of service in filling positions of licensed contracted teachers.

3. Substitute service is limited to 60 days of service for individual teaching vacancy where a licensed teacher is not under contract, except that the department my grant the school district a one-time extension 30 days in an exceptional case upon request from the superintendent of schools of the county school district or the administrator of a state-approved private school.

SECONDARY LICENSE QUALIFICATION

To receive an INITIAL secondary license, a person must hold a bachelor's degree and have completed:

1. A State Board of Education approved program of preparation for teaching in the secondary grades; or

2. A recognized teaching major, and

3. Twenty-two semester hours of courses in professional secondary or occupational education, as follows:

(a) Eight semester hours of supervised teaching;

(b) A course in the methods and materials of teaching a field of specialization; and

(c) If the endorsement is in occupational education:

(1) Nine semester hours in professional occupational courses, including three semester hours in cooperative occupational education except home economics and industrial arts. Six semester hours in professional occupational comes is required for home economics and industrial arts endorsements; and

(2) Two years of verifiable work experience in areas of endorsement, except home economics and industrial arts; and

(3) Must hold a valid license in the occupation for which the person is applying far the endorsement if a license is required by state

MAJOR AND MINOR FIELDS

1. Majors or minors are classified as either:

(a) Comprehensive; or

(b) Single subject

2. Major or minor fields must be subjects normally taught in junior and senior high schools; and

3. The Commission on Professional Standards in Education will determine the acceptability of any major or minor field for designation in an endorsement.

SECONDARY LICENSE ENDORSEMENT-AUTHORIZATION

1. A secondary license which is endorsed for a recognized field of teaching authorizes the holder to teach in:

(a) Departmentalized seventh and eight grade;

(b) A junior high school;

(c) An approved middle; and

(d) A senior high school.

2. The endorsement is based upon an applicant's field of specialization or concentration, usually designated as their major or minor area of concentration,

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENT

To receive a professional endorsement on a secondary license a teacher must:

1. Have met all the requirements on a secondary license;

2. Hold a masters degree; and

3. Have three years of verified experience as a teacher in state approved

secondary schools

SUBSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT

To receive a substitute endorsement on a secondary license a person must:

1. Have completed 62 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university in the area of occupational education; or

2. Have completed 62 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university, to include six semester hours in secondary education.

A person who holds an endorsement as a substitute secondary teacher may provide instruction, on a temporary basis, to pupils at the 7-12 grade level.

A person who holds an endorsement as a substitute secondary teacher may renew his/her endorsement by submitting an application and the appropriate fee to the department.

A provisional endorsement as a substitute secondary teacher may not be issued.

SINGLE SUBJECT MAJORS AND MINORS

The Commission on Professional Standards recognizes the following single subjects as majors or minors, which require 30 or 16 semester hours of credit respectively:

Biology

Botany

Physiology

Zoology

Chemistry

Earth Science

Geology

Physics

Composition and rhetoric

Dramatic or Theatrical Arts

English literature or American literature

Journalism

Speech

Arabic

Chinese

French

Italian

Japanese

Latin

Russian

Spanish

Health Education

Reading

Anthropology

Economics

Geography

History

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

SINGLE SUBJECT

MATHEMATICS

Major

1. A major in mathematics must include 30 semester hours in mathematics or computer science or both, with at least three of the semester hours in calculus. No more than six may be in computer science.

Minor

2. The semester hours of credit required for a minor in mathematics must include 16 semester hours in mathematics or computer science, or both not more than three semester hours may be in computer science.

Teaching Assignment

3. A teacher shall not teach any class which is more advanced than Algebra I unless he has successfully completed at least three semester hours of credit in calculus.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Major

1. The semester hours of credit required for a major in foreign language must include 15 semester hours in comes normally given to juniors or seniors.

Minor

2. The semester hours of credit required for a minor in foreign language must include five semester hours in comes normally given to juniors or seniors.

COMPREHENSIVE MAJORS AND MINORS

The Commission recognizes the following fields as academic comprehensive majors or minors,

which require 36 or 24 semester hours of credit respectively.

(a) Art;

(b) Biological Science;

(c) Business;

(d) English as a second language;

(e) English;

(f) General science;

(g) Music; (46 semester hours - major)

(h) Physical education;

(I) Physical education and health;

(j) Physical science;

(k) Recreational physical education;

(l) Social studies; and

(m) Speech and drama.

The Commission recognizes the following fields as occupational comprehensive major or minors, which require 36 or 24 semester hours of credit respectively:

(a) Agricultural education;

(b) Automotive technology;

(c) Business education;

(d) Child care;

(e) Commercial housekeeping

(f) Communications and media;

(g) Construction technology;

(h) Drafting and design;

(i) Electronic technology;

(j) Food services;

(k) Health occupations;

(l) Home economics;

(m) Hospitality and recreation;

(n) Housing and home furnishing;

(o) Human services;

(p) Industrial arts;

(q) Manufacturing technology;

(r) Marketing education; and

(s) Stage an theater technology.

SINGLE SUBJECT MAJORS AND MINORS

The Commission recognizes the following single subject occupational majors and minors, which require 30 or 16 semester hours of credit respectively:

(a) Accounting;

(b) Advertising;,

(c) Agricultural mechanics;

(d) Air frame and power plant;

(e) Air cooled engines;

(f) Architectural transmissions;

(g) Automatic transmissions;

(h) Baking;

(I) Bookkeeping,

(j) Brick masonry;

(k) Carpentry;

(l) Child care assistant;

(m) Commercial art;

(n) Commercial photography;

(o) Computer electronics;

(p) Computer science;

(q) Cosmetology;

(r) Custodial Services;

(s) Data processing;

(t) Dental assistant;

(u) Diesel mechanics;

(v) Economics;

(w) Electrical and electronic drafting;

(x) Electrician;

(y) Electronics;

(z) Fashion merchandising;

(aa) Food catering;

(bb) Forestry;

(cc) Gerontology assistant;

(dd) Graphic arts;

(ee) Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics;

(ff) Horticulture;

(gg) Industrial electronics;

(hh) Meat processing

(ii) Mechanical drafting;

(jj) Medical assistance;

(kk) Mining equipment operation;

(ll) Nurse assistant;

(mm) Plumbing;

(nn) Practical nursing;

(oo) Radio and television communications;

(pp) Sheet metal;

(qq) Veterinary technology;

(rr) Welding technology; and

(ss) Photography.

INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN

Nevada Competency Testing Program for Educational Personnel 1995-96

REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for initial licensing in Nevada are required to take the following competency tests unless certain exceptions, as described below, apply:

1. Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST)*

2. NTE Professional Knowledge Test (part of the NTE Core Battery) NTE Specialty Area Test or Praxis I1: Subject assessments

Individuals applying for initial licensure, on or after January 1, 1991, must successfully complete these tests by attaining the passing scores set by Nevada except in the case of a test designated by the Commission on Professional Standards to be in a no-fault category.

* Applicants for substitute licenses are required to take only the PPST

**See the list of Specialty Area/Subject Tests currently in use in Nevada

EXCEPTIONS

All applicants for initial licenses must take the required competency tests within two years of the issuance of a license, unless the following exceptions apply:

Pre-Professional Skills Tests

1. Applicants who provide official documentation of previously having taken and passed the Pro-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) or the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

2. Out-of. State applicants with a license in another state and 3 years of full-time experience within the past 5 years in the subject area(s) for which they are receiving a Nevada license.

3. Applicants who have earned a masters at higher degree from a regionally accredited college or

university.

4. Applicants who 1) have taken the Graduate Record Examinations and have received the following minimum scores a) GRE Verbal: 420, b) GRE Quantitative: 480 and c) GRE Analytical: 4.30 and 2) have completed their undergraduate degree with a grade point average of not less than 3.0. The grade point average must be identified on the transcript.

5. Applicants who are not employed In the public or private schools of Nevada at the time of licensure are granted two years after the beginning date of such employment to meet this requirement. In this case, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide verification of the date of employment to the Licensure Office.

6. Applicants who have taken the PPST (reading, writing, and math tests) at least once and failed to meet one at more of the passing scores, have the option of taking courses identified by the Department Earning a grade of 'B' or better in these courses will satisfy this requirement.

Professional Knowledge Test

1. Applicants who provide official documentation of having previously taken and passed the Professional Knowledge Test.

2. Out-of-State applicants with a license in another state and 3 years of full-time experience within the past 5 years in the subject area(s) for which they are receiving a Nevada license.

3. Applicants far initial licenses with endorsements in areas for which training in the principles and methods of teaching is not required (i.e. counselors, school psychologists, nurses, social workers, speech therapists, business and industry teachers).

4. Applicants for the elementary (K-8) endorsement who are required to take the Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (0011) and the Content Area Exercises (0012) tests.

5. If a subject specific pedagogy module is listed as one of the required tests for a subject area specialty, a candidate may substitute the NTE Professional Knowledge Test for the subject specific pedagogy test. However, the candidate must take one of these pedagogy tests even if he or she would otherwise quality for an exemption from the NTE Professional Knowledge Test.

6. Applicants who are not employed in the public or private schools of Nevada at the time of licensure are granted two years after me beginning date of such employment to meet this requirement. In this case, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide verification of the date of employment to the Licensure Office.

Specialty Area/Subject Assessment Tests *

1. Applicants who provide official documentation of having previously taken and passed the appropriate Specialty Area test(s).

2. Applicants for initial licenses with endorsement(s) in areas for which no tests have been validated and approved.

3. Applicants for the Speech and Language Handicapped endorsement who provide official documentation of having received the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Heating Association.

4. Applicants for the Home Economics endorsement who provide official documentation of satisfactory completion of the National Family and Consumer Sciences Examination issued by the Council for Certification of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

5. Applicants who are not employed in the public or private schools of Nevada at the time of licensure are granted two years after the beginning date of such employment to meet this requirement. In this case, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide verification of the date of employment to the Licensure Office.

*Note: Testing in only one specialty or subject area on an initial license is required. The applicant may either take the test(s) corresponding to the endorsement related to his or her major or the test(s) corresponding to an endorsement relied to the teaching assignment at the time of testing, if these are not the same. If the choice is to take the test(s) in an area other than the major, the Department needs to receive confirmation from the school district of the area of instruction at the time of testing.

PROCEDURES

Educational Testing Service:

The Praxis 1995-96 Registration Bulletin

I. All tests will be administered under the Praxis Series. All registration information for the PPST,. the Core Battery (Professional Knowledge only) and the NTE Specialty Area or Praxis II Subject Assessment tests will be found in the PRAXIS 1995-96 Registration Bulletin published by Educational Testing Service. 1) These bulletins will be available from the Offices of Teacher Licensure, the school district offices, and from the Colleges of Education at the University of Nevada, Rend and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2) The Tests at a Glance booklets which describe the content of each test can also be obtained at these locations. 3) Also available will be the Nevada Supplement to: The Praxis Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers which list the competency testing requirements in a concise form.

II. Please note that information regarding other types of tests, not required in Nevada, are also included in the Praxis Registration Bulletin. To check on the specific tests required by Nevada, see the Praxis Series Users Chart or the Nevada Supplement to: the Praxis. Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers.

III. The dates of test administrations and closing registration dates are listed on the back cover of the Praxis Registration Bulletin. Please note that on most dates more than one type of test may be taken. The test names that apply in Nevada are:

Core Battery (Professional Knowledge)

PPST

Specialty Area/Subject Assessments.

IV. Detailed information about the testing procedure and a registration form and envelope are also provided in the Praxis Registration Bulletin. Registration Is through the Princeton Office of Educational Testing Service no matter where you plan to take the test(s), After you have registered once, future registration may be accomplished by phone.

V. When filling out the registration form for a particular test date, you must indicate your choice(s) of test center(s). See the Test Center List In the Praxis Registration Bulletin.

VI. When indicating which test you are applying to take, It Is suggested t. that you match the test codes provided at the end of this document with those on the 1995-96 test list In the Praxis Registration Bulletin.

VII. Please take into account the time required for ETS to scorn the tests and distribute the test score reports See Scores and Score Reports In the Praxis Registration Bulletin.

VIII. For examinees with disabilities or examinees whose first language is not English, information regarding nonstandard administration can be found in the Praxis Registration Bulletin.

IX. If you need more information about the tests or the testing process, please read the Praxis Registration Bulletin or call the number provided in the Bulletin, (800) 772-9476.

State Procedures

I. There will be no extension of time granted to meet the competency testing requirements. In the event that test score reports are not received by the Office of Teacher Licensing within years of the date your license is issued or the date you begin employment. whichever is later. your license will become invalid.

II. If you choose to take any of these tests during your second year of employment. please obtain the most recent update of this Informational Bulletin. Changes are made in the Program from year to year some of these may apply/to you.

III. After you have received your license, if you need further clarification regarding your testing provisions, contact the Licensing Office in Las Vegas at (702) 486-6546 or (702) 486-6458 from 1:00 to 5:00 or in Carson City at (702) 687-3115 from 1:00 to 5:00.

REGISTRATION EXCEPTIONS

There is one exception to test registration through the Princeton office of Educational Testing Service.

As an alternative to the scheduled Pro-Professional Skills Tests (PPST), the basic skills requirement can be met by taking the Computer- based Academic Skills Assessment. These tests are offered by appointment through a national network of Sylvan Technology Centers. In Nevada, the Sylvan Centers are located In Las Vegas (702) 876-4090 and in Reno (702) 829-2700. For more detailed Information regarding this option refer to the Praxis Registration Bulletin.

COMPETENCY TESTS CURRENTLY REQUIRED FOR

INITIAL LICENSING IN NEVADA

PRAXIS I: Academic Skills Assessments

Test and Code Passing Score

Pre-Professional Skills Test - Reading (0710) 172

Pre-Professional Skills Test - Writing (0720) 172

Pre-Professional Skills Test - Mathematics (0730) 170

or

Computer-Based Academic Skills Assessment - Reading (0711) 319

Computer-Based Academic Skills merit - Writing (0721) 318

Computer-Based Academic Skills Assessment - Mathematics (0731) 315

NTE Programs: Core Battery

Test and Code Passing Score

Professional Knowledge (0520)* 651

*Not required for Elementary Educator Licensure

PRAXIS II: Specialty Area or Subject Assessment Tests

License/Endorsement Areas NTE Tests and Codes Passing Score*

Administrative (School and Program) Educational Leadership:

Administration and

Supervision (0410) 570

Biological Science Biology: Content Knowledge,

Part 1 (0231) 154

Biology: Pedagogy (0234) 146

Business/Business Education Business Education (0100) 560

Counselor School Guidance and Counseling (0420) 570

Elementary (K-8) Elementary Education: Curriculum,

Instruction and Assessment (0011) 158

Elementary Education: Content Area

Exercises (0012) 135

English English Language, Literature, and

Composition: Essays (0042) 155

English Language, Literature, and

Composition: Pedagogy (0043) 155

French French (0170) 540

General Science General Science: Content Knowledge,

Part 1 (0431) 150

General Science: Content Essays (0433) 140

Generalist, Resource Room Special Education (0350) 540

Health Health Education (0550) 570

History World and U.S. History (0940) 470

Home Economics Home Economics Education (0120) 580

Mathematics with Calculus Mathematics: Content Knowledge (0061) 144

Mathematics: Pedagogy (0065) 135

Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and

Problems Part 1 (0063) 152

Mathematics without Calculus Mathematics: Content Knowledge (0061 ) 133

Mathematics: Pedagogy (0065) 135

Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge

(0091) 159

Physical Education: Movement Forms-

Analysis and Design (0092) 149

Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge,

Part 1 (0431) 150

Physical Science: Pedagogy (0483) 142

Psychology Psychology (0390) 550

Reading/Reading Specialist Introduction to the Teaching of

Reading (0200) 560

Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge (0081) 152

Social Studies: Analytical Essays (0082) 150

Spanish Spanish: Content Knowledge (0191) 160

Spanish: Productive Language Skills (0192) 156

Speech and Language Handicapped* Teaching Speech to Students with

Language Impairments (0880) 500

Speech-Drama Speech Communication (0220) 580

*Please note that scaled scores are derived independently for each test and cannot be compared across tests.

**Persons with this provision and an expiration date on or before August 30, 1995, will have until August 30, 1996 to take this test and have the score received by the Department.

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