Applications for Student Teaching are accepted twice each year. All application materials must be received no later than the application deadlines below. The application process is completed online. Please read the information below and click on the link provided at the end to access the online application.
Fall semester admission:
Spring semester admission:
1. Completion of all courses in official degree plan.
2. Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
3. Acceptance into the School of Education, Teacher Preparation Program which includes verification of passing Praxis I or Praxis CORE scores.
Make an appointment with your School of Education Mentor to discuss eligibility and coursework needed before student teaching. Take a copy of the “Advisor Review” form to the appointment. Ask your advisor to complete and sign the form.
FBI FINGERPRINT DOCUMENTATION
All prospective student teachers must be fingerprinted and complete the CCSD Volunteer application process. You will need to email a copy of a current volunteer badge to the School of Education (Sally Starkweather) as directed for your application period. If you have already completed the volunteer application process for field experiences, you will need to update your application in the CCSD system to reflect being a student teaching volunteer.
NOTE: Students DO NOT complete this task prior to submitting their application. Once the student teaching application has been submitted, the applicant will be contacted via email with further instructions regarding completion of the CCSD Volunteer application process.
LIABILITY INSURANCE DOCUMENTATION
Proof of possession of $1 Million in liability Insurance from either the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) Membership or optional insurance available through current Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) membership benefits. Proof of insurance is required.
The NSEA membership application can be found online at: https://ims.nea.org/HowToJoin/stateStudent.action?mbrType=STUDENT&sea=nv
Information regarding KDP membership can be found online at: http://archive.nsc.edu/education/special-programs-and-partnerships/kappa-delta-pi/index.aspx
PRAXIS SUBJECT ASSESSMENT (formerly the Praxis II Tests)
Official verification of passing Praxis Subject Assessments scores or an ETS Admission ticket showing a scheduled test date is due with your application. Please note that it may take up to six (6) weeks for the School of Education to receive official scores from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Passing Praxis Subject Assessments scores are required for NSC student teaching and for licensure by the Nevada Department of Education. To ensure timely submission of the scores, students are strongly encouraged to take the test(s) one semester prior to student teaching. When completing registration material for the Praxis Subject Assessments, students must list NSC (R9020) and the Nevada Department of Education (R8670) as score recipients. Information regarding exam dates, registration and testing sites for the Praxis Subject Assessments can be found online at http://www.ets.org/praxis/register
SUBSITUTE TEACHING LICENSE (Optional for southern Nevada students, but recommended) REQUIRED for all northern Nevada Students
Application can be found on the State of Nevada website at: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Online_Portal/
*Students who do not possess a Substitute Teaching License and are offered a position at their student teaching site may not be able to begin permanent employment with the CCSD immediately.
Initiate graduation application with the NSC Registrar’s Office. Graduation application information can be found on the NSC website at https://nsc.edu/current-students/office-of-registrar/ . The graduation application is due no later than October 1.
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