Teacher Preparation Program Admission

All students seeking a degree or certification will need to apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program before registering for initial 300 and 400 level education courses. It is strongly recommended you submit your application at least one semester before you plan to begin your upper division course work. Failure to do so may result in your inability to register for courses.

Applications for admission to the program are accepted twice each year. All application materials must be received no later than the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission: March 1
Spring Semester Admission: October 15


Teacher Preparation Program Application; Link to: (PDF)
File size: 99 KB

Criteria for Admission

  1. General admission into Nevada State College. Students who have never attended Nevada State College student will need to apply for college admission through the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.

Admission Requirements

(Items 1-3 must be included at the time of submittal. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.)

  1. 500-word typed essay entitled: Why I Want to Become a Teacher. (1 inch, double spaced, 12 pt font) The essay will be reviewed by one to three faculty members using an:
    Essay Rubric; Link to: (PDF)
    File size: 23 KB
  2. Signed Disposition form.
  3. Official copy of passing scores on the reading, writing and mathematics portions of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exam.

    Information regarding Praxis Core registration, test centers locations and exam dates can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
Prometric Testing Center Prometric Testing Center
2190 E. Pebble Rd., Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV 89123
5250 Neil Rd., Suite 110
Reno, NV 89502

Application Submission

The program application can be submitted in-person or by mail to:

Physical Address: Mailing Address:
Nursing, Science, Education (NSE) Building
School of Education
1300 Nevada State Drive #200, 3rd floor
Henderson, NV 89002
School of Education
1300 Nevada State Drive, MS 1006
Henderson, NV 89002