English Mastery Council


English Mastery Council

Senate Bill 504 was passed by the 2013 Nevada Legislature. This bill requires the creation of a statewide English Mastery Council (EMC) in order to improve the quality of English Language Learner (ELL) education in Nevada. The EMC has 3 main areas of work which include the following:

    TESL Endorsement Subcommittee

    Review university courses of study to teach ESL;
    Recommend improvements for any courses of study;
    Make recommendations for the adoption of regulations concerning the requirements for an endorsement to Teach English as a Second Language (TESL); and
    Submit TESL recommendations to the Commission on Professional Standards.

    • TESL Subcommittee Meeting Materials
    • TESL Subcommittee Resources

    District Policy and Plan Criteria Subcommittee

    Make recommendations concerning criteria for all districts to develop their policy to serve ELLs;
    Submit policy criteria recommendations to State Board; and
    Review annually each district policy to serve ELLs.

    • District Policy and Plan Criteria Subcommittee Meeting Materials
    • District Policy and Plan Criteria Subcommittee Resources

    Standards and Curriculum Subcommittee

    Develop standards and criteria for a curriculum for ELLs for consideration by the State Board.

    • Standards and Curriculum Subcommittee Meeting Materials
    • Standards and Curriculum Subcommittee Resources