On the Road to Get Hired
Full Speed Ahead!

On June 22, the Nevada Department of Education amended the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), offering teacher candidates two great benefits.

The first update lends assistance to current Conditional License holders:

Any Nevada teacher on a Conditional License is granted an automatic extension! The new date for a license due to expire between 03/01/2020 and 09/29/2020 has been extended to 9/30/2020. Once the new expiration date arrives, candidates who have not yet requested a six-month extension may request another extension, up to twelve months. Read NAC 391.077 to learn more.

The second update applies to both prospective and currently enrolled Nevada Teachers candidates working to earn their Conditional License:

Governor Sisolak has signed a regulation amendment, allowing candidates to become eligible to receive their Conditional License without having to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis Core) exam and the Praxis Subject Assessment exam (for Secondary Teachers). There has truly never been a more fortuitous time to become a teacher, but you must act fast! As of October 20, 2020, the Praxis Core exam waiver will be rescinded! Take advantage of this limited opportunity before it’s gone. Fall 2020, you can be hired as a teacher before passing your Praxis Core exam! Read NAC 391.056/391.057 to learn more. 

NEW Requirements to #GetHired

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The Countdown Begins!

An opportunity this incredible won’t last long. Secure your Conditional License while you are not currently required to pass your Praxis Core exam!  The Praxis Core exam (and the Praxis Subject Assessment exam) waiver will only extend through October 20, 2020. It is important to understand that all other program requirements must still be completed. Once you have completed your Pre-Service Training, composed of your online Classroom Readiness Training modules and Project 2, you are eligible for hire! If you do not finish the Pre-Service Training requirements and secure employment before October 20, 2020, you will be required to pass the Praxis Core exam prior to getting hired.

If you complete your Pre-Service Training, secure employment and are approved to apply for your Conditional License…

BEFORE October 20 = Praxis Core Exam NOT REQUIRED

AFTER October 20 = Praxis Core Exam REQUIRED

Preview Your NEW Next Steps:

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Your future awaits. With this groundbreaking update, the road to becoming a teacher is wide open. Next Stop? #GetHired!

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Common Questions from Candidates

I am already enrolled in Nevada Teachers. Does the Praxis Core Exam Waiver still apply to me?
Yes, if you have not already earned your Conditional License, you may become eligible for hire before passing the Praxis Core Exam, granted you finish all other Pre-Service Training requirements, and are offered employment before October 20, 2020.

I am not yet enrolled with Nevada Teachers. Will the Praxis Core Exam Waiver apply to me, once enrolled?
Yes, once you are enrolled, you will not be required to pass the Praxis Core Exam to become eligible for hire, granted you finish all other Pre-Service Training requirements, and are offered employment before October 20, 2020.

I am pursuing a content area to become a secondary teacher. Do I still need to take the Nevada Praxis Subject Assessment?
No, you do not. The Praxis Subject Assessment exam for secondary teachers is also waived until October 20, 2020.

When does the Praxis Core (and Praxis Subject Assessment) Exam Waiver end?
The Praxis Core Exam Waiver will end on October 20, 2020.

What are the new requirements for me to get hired?
You may now become eligible for hire once you finish your Classroom Readiness Training, Project 2, and submit a background check to apply for your Conditional License.

What is the Conditional License?
A Conditional License, also referred to as a Provisional License, is the 3-year license on which you will teach while completing your Internship Year and all remaining program requirements in order to earn your full Standard License.

How do I apply for the Conditional License?
You may apply for the Conditional License through the Nevada Department of Education. We recommend applying for your Conditional License, as soon as you receive your Letter of Eligibility (LOE).

When should I submit my background check?
We recommend submitting your background check application as soon as possible. The Nevada Department of Education is experiencing delays and applications may take as long as 75 days to be processed, from the date of application submission. Please keep in mind that a background check is required to obtain your Conditional License.

When should I start looking for a teaching position?
You should start looking for a teaching position as soon as you complete your online Classroom Readiness Training modules and Project 2. If you’re not sure where to start, use our Job Search Resources page.