April 17, 2018

Nevada Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $44,426
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $39,010

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Nevada schools. Undergraduate coursework requirements vary considerably according to the subject area being taught. You will need to complete a Nevada-approved teacher preparation program. For more information, see the section labeled “Traditional Licensing” on this Web page:
Teacher Licensure
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


For teacher certification in Nevada, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) portion of the
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test
and one or more of the Praxis II tests in specific subject areas.

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Nevada has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states. For more details, see this web site:
Nevada Reciprocity

Facts about Nevada Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Nevada for two years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Nevada Department of Education Teacher Licensure about teacher certification at this address:
Nevada Department of Education
Teacher Licensure
9890 South Maryland Parkway (MAP)
Suite 221
Las Vegas, Nevada 89183

Or you can call at (702) 486-645.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Nevada teacher certification process:

Nevada Department of Education
Teacher Licensure