SPECIAL LICENSES/ENDORSEMENTS – VARIOUS GRADE LEVELS


This licenses and endorsements allow an educator to teach a specific subject either at the grade level of their existing license, or at any grade level K-12, depending on the area of the endorsement.

The relevant sections in Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) specifying the requirements to hold these license or endorsement types are below:

    American Sign (K-12)

    Art (K-12)

    Audiological Services (K-12)

    Bilingual Endorsement

    Computer Applications Endorsement

    Computer Literacy Endorsement

    Computer Programming or Computer Science Endorsement

    Dance Endorsement

    Drivers Education (9-12)

    English Language Acquisition and Development (ELAD)

    Foreign Language Endorsement

    Great Basin Language (K-12)

    Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) (6-12)

    JROTC (7-12)

    Music (K-12)

    Music Therapist (K-12)

    Occupational Therapy

    Physical Education (K-12)

    Please note, certain Regulations governing Physical Education and Health licenses have recently been amended, see below for important information pertaining to this license type:

    Physical Therapy

    Reading (K-12)

    Teach English as a Second Language (TESL)

    *Please NOTE: TESL is no longer offered for new licenses as an endorsement unless coursework was taken prior to June 28, 2016. Those who currently hold the endorsement and do not allow their licenses to lapse are allowed to maintain it. The ELAD endorsement above has superseded TESL.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: How do I apply for a reciprocal Special license or endorsements?
      A: For information on Reciprocity, please visit our New Teachers (out of state) section of the website.

      Q: How do I apply for a license?
      A: You must create an OPAL account and submit your electronic application and supporting documentation online to our office.

      Q: What testing do I have to take for these licenses and/or endorsements?
      A: For testing information, please visit the Praxis ETS Website.