Licensure Programs

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The Department of Teaching & Learning offers various licensure programs in a variety of concentration areas. For more information regarding a specific program, please select one from the list below:

Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL)-Graduate Licensure Program (GLP)

Did you ever dream of becoming a teacher? The Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL)-Graduate Licensure Program (GLP) program provides a route for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree other than teaching and aspires to become an elementary or secondary teacher. The ARL-GLP program is a fast-paced program that offers the possibility of receiving a conditional teaching license in the state of Nevada after one semester (based on successful completion of licensing requirements). The ARL-GLP program offers coursework aligned to an elementary or secondary teaching license with the option for a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.

Benefits of the ARL-GLP through the Department of Teaching and Learning:

  • Faster track to a teaching position
  • Credits that count toward teaching licensure requirements and a master’s degree
  • Excellent job prospects in the Clark County School District

Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) m-NET Program

Supported by a US Department of Education grant - Project m-NET, the Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Program offers unique opportunities for individuals with successful employment histories, and Bachelor's degrees in areas other than education, to enter the teaching profession.

Business and Industry License Program

As provided by the Nevada Department of Education, the UNLV Business and Industry License Program, offered through the Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education program, provides courses required to maintain an individual’s initial license.

Licenses are initially granted based upon a person's approved work experience in Career & Technical endorsement area recognized and taught in Nevada’s public schools. After initial license, teachers must take 12 credits in Career and Technical Education as prescribed by the State DOE.

These courses are offered in a timely manner at UNLV through the Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education program.

Got Questions? Please contact program coordinator: Dr. Clifford McClain.