Moving Nevada Forward

The UNLV College of Education believes in the power of providing high-quality, fast-track and alternative educational experiences and preparing diverse and community-embedded educators programs for the intentional betterment of the lives of individuals, children, and families across the state of Nevada.

Interested in teaching in Nevada?

Whether you’re just starting your higher education journey or ready to take the next step to becoming an educator in the state of Nevada, NV|Forward has a pathway to meet your needs at little-to-no out-of-pocket cost to you. Each of our programs have been carefully designed to meet students’ needs as working professionals.

Are you looking for a:

  • Faster path to an undergraduate or graduate degree in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education?
  • Program that meets all requirements for teacher licensure through the Nevada Department of Education (NDE)?
  • Program that offers a team dedicated to supporting you from day one into your first three years in the classroom?
  • Way to achieve your career goals without incurring student loan debt or out-of-pocket costs?
  • Course schedule built to accommodate your busy schedule?

One of UNLV’s Nevada Forward programs may meet your needs!

Paraprofessional Pathways project

A one-year fast track for individuals employed as a paraprofessional or school support professional in a Nevada school who want to earn a bachelor’s degree and meet NDE teaching license requirements.

Accelerated Alternate Route to Licensure

A one-year, intensive, classroom-embedded master’s degree program for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degrees (in non-education fields) who are interested in becoming educators.