Nevada Alternative
Route to Licensure

Apply today and begin your journey to the classroom in Nevada.

The Road to Teacher Certification in
Nevada is Simple

Nevada Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) allows you to become a teacher without a traditional education degree. If you have a bachelor’s degree in any field, our CAEP-accredited educator preparation program can help you start your new career. Learn more about our in-depth training and how you can be ready to teach with full pay in as little as eight weeks.

  • Apply and Enroll
  • Train and Prepare
  • Teach with Full Pay
  • Get Licensed

Apply and Enroll

1-2 Weeks on Average

It’s time to be the teacher
you’ve always wanted to be.

Train and Prepare

8-12 Weeks on Average

Once you enroll, complete the following requirements to start teaching in the classroom.

Teach with Full Pay

1 Year

You will complete a one-year (two-semester) paid residency/ field experience where you will be employed full-time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

Get Licensed

2-4 Weeks on Average

  • Submit official university transcripts that include your graduating GPA
  • Complete Introductory Course 5000
  • Pay your $99 enrollment fee
  • Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement
Online and Self-Paced Pre-Hire Instructional Coursework
  • Pre-Hire Courses include:
    • TCNV 5100 – Learning Environments
    • TCNV 5200 – Learner Development
Pass your Content Exam(s)
  • Prior to hiring, you must pass your Praxis Core/ CBEST and Praxis II. For individuals pursuing initial certification in Elementary Education, you are not required to have the Praxis II passed to be issued the Conditional License. For all other areas (secondary and all-level), you must pass the appropriate Praxis II before being issued your Conditional License.
  • We know testing can be stressful, but we have been there and are here to help you with free test preparation resources from Passage Preparation. 
Set up your Payment Plan
Once everything is complete, you will submit an Intent to Hire to iteach.
Prepare for Your Residency
  • You must secure your own residency/field experience position through a district application and interview process.
  • Check out our teacher job board to find opportunities near you.
Supervision During Residency

During the residency/ field experience, you will be assigned a highly experienced supervisor who will visit your classroom periodically, offer guidance and support, and work closely with the campus administration to ensure you are successful.

Complete Coursework (methodology and instructional)
  • Pass PLT Praxis Exam for 7-12
  • Successfully complete your field experience
  • Paid your iteach program fee in full

    Nevada Program
    Admission Requirements

    Take the first step to acceptance into our training program. Here are our admission requirements:

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    Bachelor's Degree

    Your degree must be from an accredited college or university.

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    Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Submit official university transcripts that include your graduating GPA on your official transcripts.

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    Content Area

    iteach can help you get certified for specific subject areas. All teachers must meet specific criteria set by the state of Nevada to teach a subject. This requirement is often referred to as your “certification area” or your “content area.”


    Teach Nevada Scholarship

    Find out if you're eligible

    for the Teach Nevada scholarship.

    Nevada Pricing

    Our pricing was created with you in mind. $0 to apply. $99 to enroll.

    $0 to Apply

    Complete an online application in just a few minutes and take the first step toward your new teaching career.

    $99 to Enroll

    Once accepted, you pay your $99 enrollment fee and you can immediately begin taking your first course.

    $4,449 Total Cost

    Pay $99 / month until you start your two-semester field experience. Pay your remaining balance in interest-free installments during your field experience, for which you will receive full pay.

    What You Get:

    • Robust CAEP-certified online courses
    • Onsite 1:1 supervision throughout your teaching residency
    • Opportunity to earn up to 12 graduate credits toward a master's degree
    • Subscription to Teaching Channel’s 1,600 video library showcasing instructional practices
    • Enrollment in innovative test preparation courses to help you pass your state-required exams

    Additional Fees:

    As you budget, bear in mind that the state of Nevada requires methodology courses that can be completed through iteach Nevada for a fraction of the cost of other programs.

    iteach Certification with Methods

    • $5,959
      • K-8th (5 courses) 
        • Additional $1659
    • $4,757
      • Secondary and Generalist (1 course)
        • Additional $459

    Teacher Certification Areas in Nevada

    iteach offers initial certification for the subject areas shown below. NOTE: Once you are enrolled in a license track, should you choose to change tracks, you will need to reapply and pay any applicable fees.

    Apply & Enroll with iteach Nevada

    Currently, iteach is not approved to offer a license in Middle School subject areas in Nevada. However, you can still teach the middle school grades under either an Elementary (K-8) or Secondary (7-12) license. Below are some key differences between those two options, but we also strongly suggest speaking to your school to better understand if they have a preference for your licensure area.

    Elementary: You may be hired (and issued an ARL license) prior to passing the Praxis II subject area. You are not required to take the PLT exam at all. You are required to take 5 methodology courses and must have 6 hours (from a university) in Math, Science, and Social Studies.

    Secondary: You are required to pass Praxis II subject area exam to be hired (and issuance of an ARL license). You will need to take the PLT prior to earning Standard License. You will need to take 1 methodology course. You are not required to have any undergraduate pre-requisite courses.

    If you have any questions, please email

    Apply & Enroll with iteach Nevada

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    Apply & Enroll with iteach Nevada

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    Download the Nevada
    Alternative Certification Guide

    Need more information about alternative certification in Nevada?
    Complete the form below, and we will send you all the information you
    need about our program.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You may apply at any time; iteach enrolls students on a continual basis. 

    No. No matter what bachelor’s degree you have, it’s your subject matter expertise, combined with your successful completion of our program, that makes you eligible to teach.  We’ll teach you what you need to know and do in order to be a successful teacher yourself. 

    For individuals pursuing initial certification in Elementary Education, you are not required to have the Praxis II passed to be issued the Conditional License.

    For secondary and all-level, you must pass the appropriate Praxis II for the subject area you want to teach before being issued your Conditional License.

    No, iteach is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.

    You can complete all program-required instructional coursework within as little as three months. The entire iteach program, including your teaching residency, is designed to be completed within one school year. However, you have two full school years to find a teaching position as long as you are enrolled in the iteach program. Once hired, you must complete all program requirements during your two-semester field experience.

    What People Are Saying

    Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach allowed her to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.

    “If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. Iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone had ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb

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