Frequently Asked Questions

Program Application

  • How do I apply to the Speech Pathology Program?
    All students seeking a degree or certification will need to apply for admission into the School of Education Speech Pathology Program before registering for initial 300 and 400 level speech pathology courses. Applications for admission to the Speech Pathology Program are accepted twice each year.
  • Is there a minimum GPA required to be admitted to the School of Education?
    The School of Education requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to be accepted into its program.
  • Where do I turn in the program application?
    The program application can be submitted in-person or by mail to:

    Mailing Address

    Nevada State College
    School of Education
    1300 Nevada State Drive
    Henderson, NV 89002


    location

    School of Education
    1300 Nevada State Drive #200, 3rd floor
    Henderson, NV 89002

Praxis Exams

  • What are the Praxis Core and Subject Assessment exams?
    The Praxis CORE and Subject Assessments are exams that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process. Nevada requires all teachers to have passed the Praxis CORE and Subject Assessments before being hired as a full-time teacher. The Praxis CORE tests measure basic academic skills. The Praxis Subject Assessments measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills. More information on the Praxis exams can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
  • Am I required to take the Praxis exams?
    Yes, the Praxis Core is a prerequisite for SPA courses and for Speech Pathology Program admission. The Praxis Subject Assessments must be taken prior to applying for the practicum. More information on the Praxis exams can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
  • I am in a permanent teaching position, do I need to provide my Praxis scores?
    Students who hold a permanent teaching position in the state of Nevada can either provide a copy of their Praxis I or Core scores or a copy of a current Nevada teaching license.

Fingerprinting

  • Do I have to be fingerprinted to be admitted to the Speech Pathology Program?
    No, you do not need to be fingerprinted for program admission.
  • Do I have to be fingerprinted for my Clinical Practicum?
    Yes, Clark County School District requires all prospective practicum students to be fingerprinted prior to placement.
  • I am a substitute teacher and was fingerprinted by the Clark County School District. Do I have to be fingerprinted again?
    Yes, the Clark County School District requires a separate fingerprint report.
  • What if I have a Sheriff's Card, have been fingerprinted by my employer or have been fingerprinted by the police department, do I have to be fingerprinted again?
    Yes, the Clark County School District requires a separate fingerprint report.
  • Why do I have to be fingerprinted again? Doesn't the Clark County School District keep my fingerprints?
    Fingerprints are sent to the FBI. The FBI issues a single report to the Clark County School District, and prints are destroyed. It is a regulation that anyone entering Clark County School District in a capacity where they can be left alone with students is fingerprinted; no matter how many divisions they work with or for.

Clinical Practicum

  • How do I apply for my Clinical Practicum?
    All Speech Pathology majors need to complete a practicum application during the semester prior to the internship.
  • Do I have to have a certain GPA for my practicum?
    The School of Education requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher for practicum.
  • Where do I turn in my practicum application?
    The application can be submitted in-person or by mail to:

    Mailing Address

    Nevada State College
    School of Education
    1300 Nevada State Drive
    Henderson, NV 89002

    location

    School of Education
    1300 Nevada State Drive #200, 3rd floor
    Henderson, NV 89002

  • I submitted a practicum application. What if I do not pass all my required classes prior to my practicum or my GPA falls below a 3.0?
    If any student does not pass the required courses and/or maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, the practicum application will be denied and his or her placement cancelled. In these cases, the student will need to reapply for the practicum once all classes are complete and/or his or her GPA reaches 3.0 or higher.

Speech Pathology Courses

  • Where will the speech pathology classes be held?
    Nevada State College currently has two classroom buildings.
    • LAS building - 1300 Nevada State Drive #100, Henderson, NV 89002
    • NSE building - 1300 Nevada State Drive #200, Henderson, NV 89002
    Most college core classes are offered at the LAS building while speech pathology courses are offered at the NSE building.
  • How will Nevada State College speech pathology classes be offered?
    Nevada State College speech pathology classes are offered in a variety of formats including hybrid, evening and asynchronously online. 
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