Elementary school teachers have the privilege of teaching the youngest learners. They are usually the first full-day educator a student has on their journey through school. As a result, elementary teachers can mold and shape young minds. They can light that initial spark of interest in a child and expose them to many different subjects.
In the state of Nevada, there are not enough elementary teachers to meet the state’s increased demand. That’s where you could help. If you’ve ever thought about a career in education, specifically as an elementary school teacher, now is the optimal time to pursue it. Through Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow we offer a world-class online program to help you become an elementary school teacher. The opportunity and demand have never been greater. This is your chance to go for it!apply now
The responsibilities of an elementary teacher vary greatly depending on the age and subject matter being taught. In general they usually include the following:
Truly successful elementary teachers go above and beyond the state curriculum. They ensure their students are involved and engaged in the lesson. That’s why successful elementary teachers have many of the following qualities:
The Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Nevada to certify elementary teachers. All you need is a four-year bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher to get started. In order to qualify for admission to our elementary program, you must have completed 6 credit hours in each of the following areas: social studies, science, and mathematics. Once we’ve received your completed application, we will require official transcripts to be admitted to our program.
Step 1: Training
After being admitted to our program, you will complete innovative, engaging online training and teacher observations to get you ready for the classroom. The Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow program provides extensive training in pedagogy, allowing elementary teachers to gain all of the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective teacher before ever stepping foot in the classroom. Throughout the training you will observe the classrooms of veteran elementary teachers and complete projects to expand upon that field experience.
Step 2: Testing
Potential elementary teachers seeking their license in Nevada must first pass the Praxis Test 5751: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test.
To become an elementary teacher, you must pass the Praxis 5001: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam during your first year of employment. Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.
Step 3: Teaching
From the moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. Nevada Teachers will assign you a Field Supervisor, who will visit your classroom and be available for questions and concerns throughout your first year teaching. In collaboration with your Campus Mentor, you will be supported throughout your first two years of teaching. Upon completion of all program requirements and your first two years of teaching, you will have earned your Standard Professional License and become a fully licensed teacher in the state of Nevada.
If you’re interested in teaching at the elementary level, educators in this field are in great demand in Nevada. This is the perfect time to begin a career as an elementary teacher. Let Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a licensed teacher.Get Started