Moving Nevada Forward

UNLV College of Education’s NV|Forward initiative is a collection of research-informed educator preparation pathways; The signature NV|Forward programs facilitate on-the-job learning through Nevada’s first registered apprenticeship in teaching for both undergraduate and graduate students.

NV|Forward’s programs help redefine the landscape of teacher preparation programs for today’s generation of aspiring educators. Our work transforms conventional approaches, creating innovative pathways in teacher education that cater to the diverse needs of every student. Our approach leverages students’ work in classrooms in their current positions, growing educators who represent and already serve Nevada’s unique communities.

We are proud to offer hybrid and remote programming that widens student access to higher education. While housed at UNLV, NV|Forward’s programs serve all students across the state through partnerships with over 15 school/district employer partners. 

NV|Forward’s Statewide Impact

Future Educators Enrolled
Nevada Educators Prepared
Licensed Teachers Prepared
K-12 School Sites Served
K-12 Students Served
Investment in Nevada Educators

Core Priorities

Workforce Development

With the state apprenticeship model, students work full-time and earn a paycheck while while completing their degree.

Onboarding & Orientation

We offer intentional onboarding and orientation to ensure students’ smooth transition and integration into the academic community.

Educator Recruitment

We intentionally recruiting students who systematically experience barriers to higher education.

Student Support

We offer “concierge services” and “success coaching” aimed at reducing student engagement with structures that impede success.

Program Flexibility

We use hybrid and immersive technologies to support all Nevadans’ access to teacher preparation programs.

Continuous Learning & Support

We deliver community-embedded professional development and providing 3 years of systematic post-program support.

Eliminating Cost Barriers

We remove financial barriers for students toward a “zero out-of-pocket cost” educational experience while students continue to earn a paycheck.

What We Do

Apprenticeships to Attain Your Career Goals

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 without sacrificing your personal commitments.

On-Demand Professional Development & Support

We understand how complex being successful educator can be and how difficult it can be to find resources that meet your needs when you need them. We provide on-demand and specialized concierge support that connects students with information, resources, and expert guidance to help them navigate their academic program, university, and careers as educators.

Researching Effective Teacher Preparation Strategies

In order to meet the needs of rapidly evolving and diversifying communities, NV|Forward affiliated faculty and staff are leading the way in developing and testing innovative models of teacher preparation that support educator retention. Learn more about the models emerging from NV|Forward frameworks and supported programs.