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Nevada Department of Education Department of Educator Effectiveness Office of Teacher Licensure Licensing 101: An introductory Course By: Jim Kenyon. Topics of Discussion. General inquiries Qualifications NAC391: Education Personnel (Know your regulations!) NV Teachers Website (A tour) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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How to I get a license

Nevada Department of EducationDepartment of Educator EffectivenessOffice of Teacher Licensure

Licensing 101: An introductory Course

By: Jim Kenyon

Topics of Discussion

General inquiries QualificationsNAC391: Education Personnel (Know your regulations!)NV Teachers Website (A tour)Background InvestigationsETS/Praxis Website (A tour)NCLB: Highly QualifiedUNR Website (In-state testing)NAC391.025 (Why so important?)License Renewal: The A, B, and CsApproved providers of CEUs/PD CoursesApproved teacher education programsNational Board for Professional Teaching StandardsAdditional Questions

General inquiriesFeel free to ask questions as we go through presentation.

Qualifications for applying!Be a US citizen (permanent resident also)Have a degree (Bachelors, Masters, etc.)Have completed student teachingSigned and notarized completed ApplicationSigned and dated child support form1 fingerprint cardsOfficial transcripts

NAC 391: EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL

General Provisions Governing Licensure

Take a tour of NAC391

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-391.html

Licenses are issued by these regulations

Many teachers will never go there but there is so much to learn.

NV: Department of Education: Teacher Licensure

http://teachers.nv.gov/: Lets take a tour

FormsLicense areasMajor/Minors (Single Subject and Comprehensive)Adding endorsementsFind a teacherCorrelation Directory (What can I teach?)

Background Checks: Fingerprints

http://www.ets.org/http://teachers.nv.gov/Getting_Started/Testing_Exception_Bulletin/

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec036

Relationship to NCLB

How it all fits

NCLB: Highly QualifiedHow does this affect you?

History:

2001Elementary Licenses (K-8)

Middle School

Secondary (7-12)

HOUSSE

Applying for licensure after September of 2011.In-state TestingNevada School Law

Nevada Constitution

U.S. Constitution

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec030

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-391.html#NRS391Sec021

Register to take tests: Go to

http://www.unr.edu/education/academic-programs/law

Very Important regulation!!NAC391.025Each teacher or other educational employee who is required to hold a license is responsible for securing, maintaining and renewing his license.

Extension requests11 oclock hour

NAC391.060Expiration of licenses and endorsements.

1.Upon application, the Department will issue a license for the specified number of years to a person with:

(a)A bachelors degree or less, for 5 years. (b)A masters degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 6 years. (c)A specialists degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 8 years. (d)A doctoral degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 10 years. (e)National Board Certification issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for 10 years.

A license specified in this subsection is renewable.2.Except as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 391.057 and 391.475, a license expires on the holders date of birth in the year of expiration.

3.A provisional license that is renewable becomes invalid on the date of expiration of the provision. If the holder of such a license provides evidence to the Department of his or her completion of the course work required to satisfy the provision, the Department will remove the provision and the license remains valid until the date of expiration of the license.

4.An endorsement becomes invalid on the date that the license to which it is attached expires.

License Renewal: NAC391.0701.To renew a license, the holder must submit before it expires: (a)A request for renewal in the form prescribed by the Department; (b)Current official transcripts or verification of credits for in-service or continuing education courses; and (c)A renewal fee of $131, which includes the fees for processing the fingerprints of the licensee by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.2.Renewal may not be requested earlier than 9 months before the expiration date of a license.

License Renewal: NAC391.065 1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the educational prerequisites for renewal of a license are as follows: (a)Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), a license that is renewable may be renewed if its holder earns 6 semester hours of credit or the equivalent during the term of the license.

License Renewal: NAC391.075 1.Credits for renewal may be earned by:Attending a course at, or taking a correspondence course given by, an accredited college or universityAttending any state or national conference which has been approved by the Department to offer credit for continuing education Taking an in-service course offered by the Department or a continuing education course offered by a provider who is approved by the Commission if the course or conference:

Is directly related to the persons current license or will enhance the effectiveness of the persons teaching;

Approved CEU Providershttp://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec080

A list of approved providers on website

http://teachers.nv.gov/Resources/Approved_Teacher_Education_Programs/

Approved Teacher Education Programs

http://teachers.nv.gov/Resources/Approved_Teacher_Education_Programs/

Why an approved program?

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

http://www.nbpts.org/

http://www.nbpts.org/nevada

Advantages of being NB Certified

Any additional questions: please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

James [email protected]

702-486-6489