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Accelerated Program Structure

NV-EPIC programs are designed to be completed in one year without losing the rigor and quality of a traditional, 4-year teacher preparation program.

Apply, Accept & Welcome Phases

BY MAY 2023

Depending on your student and testing status, you are eligible to apply to NV-EPIC funded programs on rolling deadlines throughout the year.

NV-EPIC staff review applications on varying deadlines throughout the Cohort application cycle. Once you’ve accepted your admission, NV-EPIC program staff will also help get you connected to UNLV resources like your ACE ID, RebelMail, and Slack.

Students will be expected to attend mandatory in-person (Zoom for non-Clark County) Orientation in May 2023. 

Program Phase

june 2023 to July 2024

First stop is Bridge where you’ll complete your first nine credits of coursework in June with in-person sessions Saturday that month. Student’s performance in Bridge is the final metric for program admission. 

Students officially accepted into Cohort 3.0 must be committed to dedicating a solid year of your life to completing coursework and other professional development opportunities. For many students, that will mean having mandatory, in-person (or via Zoom for those outside of Clark County) Saturday classes as much as every week.

But don’t lose sight of the goal!

When you’re done, you’ll have 1) earned a Bachelor of Science from UNLV and 2) completed all of your coursework requirements to apply to be a fully licensed educator in a Nevada school!

Mentoring Phase

july 2024 to july 2027

This program offers three years of continued support for program students through direct mentoring and professional development opportunities.

During this phase NV-EPIC program staff is also available to help students stay on task to complete their final requirements for licensure from the Department of Education (i.e., content area exams, endorsements, etc). 

Course Sequencing

The following represent examples of the sequence of courses students will take while enrolled in an NV-EPIC-funded A-ARL or PPP program at UNLV. These are merely examples as course offerings are subject to change semester-to-semester. 

PPP | Undergraduate Program | Earn a B.S. in Education

A-ARL | Elementary Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday for each course held in June

  • CME 705
  • ESP 710
  • ESP 701
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 11am-1pm

Fall 1-4 • 2023

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course (TBD).

August 29 – September 23

  • CIL 501
  • CIE 508

September 26 – October 21

  • CIE 533

October 24 – November 18

  • CIE 543

November 21 – December 16

  • CIE 553

Spring 1-4 • 2024

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course (TBD).

January 17 – February 10

  • CIE 509

February 13 – March 10

  • CIL 542

March 13 – April 7

  • CIL 543 or CIL 621

April 10 – May 5

  • ESP 730

Summer • 2024

TBD only if needed. Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • Courses TBD

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD

A-ARL | Special Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday for each course held in June

  • CME 705
  • ESP 710
  • ESP 701
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 11am-1pm

Fall 1-2 • 2023

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

August 29 – October 21

  • ESP 708
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ESP 737i
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

October 24 – December 16

  • ESP 733
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ESP 734
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

Spring 1-2 • 2024

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

January 17 – March 10

  • ESP 709
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ESP 719A
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

March 10 – May 5

  • ESP 724
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ESP 730
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)
  • EPY 702 (Fully Online)

Summer • 2024

TBD only if needed. Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • Courses TBD

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD

A-ARL | Early Childhood Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday for each course held in June

  • CME 705
  • ESP 710
  • ESP 701
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 11am-1pm

Fall 1-2 • 2023

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

August 29 – October 21

  • ECE 709
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ECE 706
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

October 24 – December 16

  • ECE 756
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ECE 741
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

Spring 1-2 • 2024

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

January 17 – March 10

  • ECE 711
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ECE 772
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)

March 10 – May 5

  • ECE 712
    (Sat 9-11am)
  • ECE 728
    (Sat 11:30am-1:30pm)
  • EPY 702 (Fully Online)

Summer • 2024

TBD only if needed. Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • Courses TBD

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD

PPP | Elementary Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday (8am – noon) for each course held in June

  • EDU 280
  • EDU 214
  • EDSP 411
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 9-11am

Fall 1-4 • 2023

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course (TBD).

August 29 – September 23

  • EDRL 471
  • EDEL 323

September 26 – October 21

  • EDEL 405
  • EDEL 408

October 24 – November 18

  • EDEL 433
  • EDEL 453

November 21 – December 16

  • EDEL 443
  • EDRL 442

Spring 1-4 • 2024

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course (TBD) + Student Teaching Requirements (full semester)

January 17 – February 10

  • EPY 303
  • EDSP 432

February 13 – March 10

  • EDRL 474

March 13 – April 7

  • EDSP 464

April 10 – May 5

  • ECE 250

Student Teaching – 16 weeks

  • EDEL 481

Summer • 2024

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • EDEL 443
  • EDEL 442

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD

PPP | Special Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday (8am – noon) for each course held in June

  • EDU 280
  • EDU 214
  • EDSP 411
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 9-11am

Fall 1-2 • 2023

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

August 29 – October 21

  • EDSP 453 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • EDSP 411 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • EDSP 423 (fully online; second four weeks only)

October 24 – December 16

  • EDSP 481 (Sat 9-11am)
  • EDSP 287 (field work; pre-student teaching)
  • EDSP 488 (fully online)
  • EDSP 414 (fully online; first four weeks)
  • EDSP 471 (fully online; first four weeks)

Spring 1-2 • 2024

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online + Student Teaching Requirements (full semester)

January 17 – March 10

  • EDSP 461 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • EDSP 431 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • EDSP 462 (fully online; second four weeks only)

March 13 – May 5

  • EDSP 466 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • EDSP 431 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • EDSP 474 (fully online; second four weeks only)

Student Teaching – 16 weeks

  • EDSP 491 (field work)
  • EDSP 492 (fully online; student teaching seminar)
  • EDRL 470 (Sat noon-2pm)
  • EDRL 480 (field work; ELAD Practicum)

Summer • 2024

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • EDSP 465 (8 weeks; fully online)
  • EDSP 451 (Sat 9-11am; first four weeks only)
  • EDSP 464 (Sat 11am-1pm; first four weeks only)
  • EDSP 432 (fully online; second four weeks only)
  • EDSP 475 (fully online; second four weeks only)

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD

PPP | Early Childhood Education

Summer 1 • 2023

Bridge Courses

First 9 credits needed for licensure; One (1) in-person Saturday (8am – noon) for each course held in June

  • EDU 280
  • EDU 214
  • EDSP 411
Bridge Wrap-UP
  • June 25 | 9-11am

Fall 1-2 • 2023

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online.

August 29 – October 21

  • ECE 431 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • ECE 250 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • ECE 251 (fully online; second four weeks only)

October 24 – December 16

  • EDP 471 (Sat 9-11am)
  • ECE 299 (field work; infant/toddler practicum)
  • ECE 483 (field work; pre-student teaching)
  • ECE 441 (fully online; first four weeks)
  • EDRL 471 (fully online; first four weeks)

Spring 1-2 • 2024

Eight-Week Courses with weekly in-person Saturdays per course unless noted as fully online + Student Teaching Requirements (full semester)

January 17 – March 10

  • EDSP 473 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • ECE 453 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • ECE 456 (fully online; second four weeks only)

March 13 – May 5

  • EDSP 474 (Sat 9-11:45am)
  • ECE 454 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • EDRL 474 (fully online; second four weeks only)

Student Teaching – 16 weeks

  • ECE 491 (field work)
  • ECE 492 (fully online; student teaching seminar)
  • EDRL 470 (Sat noon-2pm)
  • EDRL 480 (field work; ELAD Practicum)

Summer • 2024

Four-Week Courses with one (1) in-person Saturday per course.

  • EDSP 475 (Sat 9-11am; first four weeks only)
  • ECE 463 (fully online; first four weeks only)
  • ECE 457 (fully online; second four weeks only)
  • EDRL 475 (fully online; second four weeks only)

Bridge Out Components; three (3) in-person Saturdays in July.

  • July TBD
  • July TBD
  • July TBD
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