Business and Industry License for Career and Technical Education


Program Overview

The State of Nevada provides special teaching licenses (7th grade through Adult) for Career and Technical Education subjects in the public schools.

Briefly, an individual can apply for and receive a Business & Industry teaching license if he/she has an earned high school diploma or it's equivalent; has a minimum of 5 years of full-time qualifying employment after age 16 in an endorsement area; and, holds a license issued by the appropriate Nevada licensing Board (if one is required by law for employment; i.e., Nurse, Cosmetologist, etc.) in the endorsement area.

More specific information concerning the Nevada Department of Education requirements and endorsements can be found on the State of Nevada Department of Education website.


Requirements

After a person is granted an initial license they must take 12 semester credits from an accredited postsecondary institution, including courses in the following areas:

  • Three semester hours in a course involving career and technical education teaching methodology (State Requirement #7580);
  • Three semester hours in professional career and technical education courses (State Requirement #7581)
  • Three semester hours in a course on applied and/or work-based learning (State Requirement #7582);
  • Three semester hours in a course on career and technical education student organization management (State Requirement #7583).

NOTE: At least 3 of the required 12 semester credits must be successfully completed and verified by submission of official transcripts within one year from the date of issuance of the provisional license.

More specific information concerning the Nevada Department of Education requirements and endorsements can be found on the State of Nevada Department of Education website.

UNLV Business & Industry Courses Offered Through the Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Program

"World-class workers" will require "world-class teachers/trainers" to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century.

It is our goal that Career and Technical and Postsecondary Education teachers will be prepared to provide their own students of all ages and backgrounds with real-life learning experiences, stimulate student motivation through interest and relevancy, and develop their students' competence and confidence in their abilities as they prepare to become productive citizens.


Coursework

You may satisfy all of these requirements by taking appropriate course work from UNLV as listed below.

State Requirements UNLV Courses
Requirement 7580
Career & Technical Education Teaching Methodologies

EDWF 439 - General Methods of Teaching Workforce Education (UG) - Fall

EDW 539 - Methods of Teaching Workforce Education (Grad) - Fall

EDW 747 Workforce Education Teaching (Grad) - Spring

Requirement 7581
Professional Career & Technical Education

EDCT 230 - Introduction to Career and Technical Education (UG) - Spring

EDWF 497 - Workforce Education and Development Field Experience (UG) Summer

EDWF 498 - Independent Study in Workforce Education and Development (Prior approval required from DOE) (UG) Fall, Spring, Summer (independent study)

EDWF 430 - Curriculum Development in Workforce Education* (UG) (Tools for Success) Spring (NOTE: class starts in fall and meets monthly throughout school year - contact Dr. Gordon for details.)

EDW 530 - Tools for Success in Secondary Workforce Education* (Grad) Spring (NOTE: class starts in fall and meets monthly throughout school year - contact Dr. Gordon for details.)

EDW 733 - Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development (Grad) - Spring

EDW 700 - Special Problems in Workforce Education (Prior approval required from DOE) (Grad) Fall, Spring, Summer (independent study) - contact Dr. Gordon.

Requirement 7582
Applied and/or Work-Based Learning Strategies

EDWF 475 - Career Development and Work-Based Learning Strategies (UG) - Summer (on-line)

EDW 575 - Performance-Based Education (Grad) - Summer (on-line)

Requirement 7583
Career & Technical Student Organization Managment

EDCT 471 - Career and Technical Student Organizations (UG) - Spring

EDW 571 - Advising Career & Tech Student Organizations (CTSO) (Grad) - Spring

For a listing of course descriptions please consult the Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog.

* These are nine-month classes that meet monthly from September to May and require additional work out side of class.

Note: Courses are also available at other Nevada institutions. These can be found at the State's approved provider webpage.


Program Faculty


Contact Information

Dr. Howard Gordon
Phone: 702-895-2729
Email: howard.gordon@unlv.edu

Dr. Xue (Cher) Xing
Phone: 702-895-2739
Email: xue.xing@unlv.edu