Applicable courses for NV requirements are shown in red below1.

Information is based on a communication to Brandman University from Jeff Briske, from the Office of Educator Development, Licensure and Family Engagement of the State of Nevada Department of Education.

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NAC 391.237  Endorsements to teach English language acquisition and development; endorsement as professional teacher of English as second language; endorsement as specialist in English language acquisition and development. (NRS 385.080391.019391.032)

     1.  To receive an English language acquisition and development endorsement, a person must have:

     (a) A valid elementary, secondary or special license, a valid license to teach special education, or a valid license to teach middle school or junior high school education;

     (b) Completed at least 3 semester hours of credit in each of the following areas of study:

          (1) Language acquisition theory and English language development practices; and

EDEU 504 - Linguistics for ESL Teachers)

          (2) Methods and curriculum for teaching English learners; and

EDEU 501 - Methods of Teaching ESL in Bilingual Programs

EDEU 503 - Methods of Teaching ESL

          (3) Assessment and evaluation of English learners;

EDEU 505 - Assessment of English Learners

     (c) Completed at least 2 semester hours of credit in one of the following areas of study:

          (1) Policies, critical issues and best practices for English learners in prekindergarten and elementary school; or

          (2) Policies, critical issues and best practices for English learners in secondary school; and

     (d) Completed at least 1 semester hour of credit of practicum, which must include, without limitation, at least 25 hours of experience working in the classroom.

     2.  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of English as a second language, a person must have completed the requirements for an English language acquisition and development endorsement as described in subsection 1 and:

     (a) Hold a master’s degree; and

     (b) Have 3 years of experience as a teacher.

     3.  To receive an endorsement as a specialist in English language acquisition and development, a person must:

     (a) Have completed the requirements for an English language acquisition and development endorsement as described in subsection 1; and

     (b) Have completed at least 3 semester hours of credit in each of the following areas of study:

          (1) Foundations in education in cultural and linguistic diversity; and

EDEU 500 - Theory and Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Programs

          (2) Cultural and linguistic diversity program leadership.

     4.  Requirements for the successful completion of a course of study in which a person is enrolled are in addition to the requirements to receive an endorsement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-15-86; A by Comm’n on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R103-98, 12-18-98; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R056-03, 10-21-2003; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R070-06, 9-18-2006; R028-11, 10-26-2011; R012-13, 10-23-2013; R140-15, 6-28-2016)

REVISER’S NOTE.

      The regulation of the Commission on Professional Standards in Education filed with the Secretary of State on June 28, 2016 (LCB File No. R140-15), which amended this section, contains the following provision not included in NAC:

      “Sec. 2.  A person who, on June 28, 2016, possesses a valid endorsement to teach English as a second language that was granted before June 28, 2016, by the Superintendent of Public Instruction:

      1.  Shall be deemed to hold an English language acquisition and development endorsement issued by the Superintendent pursuant to NAC 391.237, as amended by section 1 of this regulation; and

      2.  May continue to renew the endorsement as if the endorsement were an English language acquisition and development endorsement issued by the Superintendent pursuant to NAC 391.237, as amended by section 1 of this regulation.”

 

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1. Retrieved at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec237 May 24, 2021.