[Rev. 4/16/2014 11:27:08 AM]

[NAC-391 Revised Date: 4-14]

CHAPTER 391 - EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL

GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING LICENSURE

391.010††††††††††† Definitions.

391.013††††††††††† Determination of ďfull state certificationĒ for purposes of federal No Child Left Behind Act.

391.015††††††††††† Location of state offices; acquisition of forms for licensure.

391.020††††††††††† Validity of license not retroactively affected by amendment of regulations.

391.022††††††††††† Assignment of unique identification number to each license.

391.025††††††††††† Responsibility for licensure; endorsement; substitution of certain requirements for experience.

391.028††††††††††† Licensure of person who teaches program of education transmitted from another state through electronic medium.

391.030††††††††††† Qualification to become licensed employee of school district: Courses or examination in certain subjects required; exemption.

391.036††††††††††† Tests of competency required for initial license; exemptions; failure to comply; times for administration of tests.

391.040††††††††††† Determination of qualifications of applicant for licensure.

391.042††††††††††† Initial license requiring student teaching experience: Conditions for substitution of teaching experience.

391.045††††††††††† Application for license or endorsement: Required documentation; fee; applicability of academic credits.

391.050††††††††††† Transcripts.

391.052††††††††††† Criteria for approval of standards for licensing teachers of another state; credit for previous teaching service.

391.0535††††††††† Denial of license to certain persons licensed or certified in another state.

391.054††††††††††† Licensure of person licensed or certified in another state; issuance of provisional license under certain circumstances.

391.0545††††††††† Licensure of person who holds National Board Certificate.

391.055††††††††††† Provisional 1-year licensure or endorsement of person who holds renewable license issued in this State.

391.056††††††††††† Provisional nonrenewable licensure: Qualifications; term of validity; addition of endorsements; inapplicability to certain persons.

391.0565††††††††† Provisional nonrenewable licensure: Removal of provisions.

391.0568††††††††† Provisional licensure pending receipt of reports on criminal history of applicant.

391.057††††††††††† Conditional licensure: Qualifications; authorized employment; term of validity; automatic revocation.

391.0573††††††††† Conditional licensure: Areas of instruction to teach certain pupils; categories of instruction to teach special education to certain pupils.

391.0575††††††††† Conditional licensure: Requirements to apply for initial license to teach secondary education or to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in specific area.

391.0577††††††††† Conditional licensure: Requirements to apply for initial license to teach elementary education, to teach pupils in program of early childhood education or to teach special education to pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in certain categories.

391.0583††††††††† Special qualifications licensure: Qualifications; areas of endorsement; duties of employing school district or private school; requirements of licensee following issuance; validity.

391.0585††††††††† Alternate special qualifications licensure.

391.059††††††††††† Testing or assessment of teacher assigned to program of bilingual education; maintenance of records; annual report.

391.060††††††††††† Expiration of licenses and endorsements.

391.063††††††††††† Voluntary surrender and reinstatement of license or endorsement.

391.065††††††††††† Renewal of license: Educational and professional requirements; exception.

391.070††††††††††† Renewal of license: General requirements; fee; delay of expiration date by Superintendent of Public Instruction.

391.073††††††††††† Renewal of license: Requirements for persons who are retired and hold a valid license issued by Superintendent of Public Instruction; fee; term of validity; delay of expiration date by Superintendent; endorsement; renewal.

391.075††††††††††† Renewal of license: Credits and courses.

391.077††††††††††† Extension of time prescribed for renewal of license or for validity of provisional license; time for filing request for extension; period of validity.

391.080††††††††††† Approval of providers of continuing education.

391.082††††††††††† Approval of courses completed by applicant at regionally accredited institution.

391.083††††††††††† Limitation on employment of person who holds license to teach and certain special endorsements.

391.085††††††††††† Emergency relief from regulations.

SPECIAL LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

391.087††††††††††† Requirements for teaching in program of instruction for prekindergarten pupils; exception.

391.089††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils from birth through second grade.

SPECIAL LICENSES FOR CERTAIN GRADES

391.0895††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils in grades 5 through 9.

ELEMENTARY LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS

391.090††††††††††† Authority conferred by license.

391.095††††††††††† Qualifications for elementary license.

391.096††††††††††† Qualifications for physical education elementary license.

391.098††††††††††† Endorsements.

391.100††††††††††† Professional license as elementary teacher.

LICENSES TO TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL OR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION; ENDORSEMENTS

391.111††††††††††† Qualifications for license; requirements and recognized subjects for endorsement.

391.113††††††††††† Endorsement for recognized field of teaching.

SECONDARY LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS

391.120††††††††††† Qualifications for license.

391.125††††††††††† Endorsement for recognized field of teaching.

391.130††††††††††† Major and minor fields.

391.1301††††††††† Comprehensive majors and minors recognized by Commission.

391.13015††††††† Major or minor in art.

391.1302††††††††† Major or minor in biological science.

391.1303††††††††† Major or minor in English.

391.1304††††††††† Major or minor in general science.

391.13043††††††† Major or minor in mathematics.

391.13045††††††† Major or minor in instrumental music.

391.13046††††††† Major or minor in instrumental and vocal music.

391.13047††††††† Major or minor in vocal music.

391.13048††††††† Major or minor in physical education.

391.1305††††††††† Major or minor in physical science.

391.1306††††††††† Major or minor in social studies.

391.13062††††††† Major or minor in agricultural education.

391.13064††††††† Major or minor in automotive service technology.

391.13065††††††† Endorsement to teach automotive service technology: Qualifications; provisional endorsement; credit toward renewal of license.

391.13066††††††† Major or minor in business education.

391.13068††††††† Major or minor in child care.

391.1307††††††††† Major or minor in communications and media.

391.13072††††††† Major or minor in construction technology.

391.13074††††††† Major or minor in drafting and design technology.

391.13076††††††† Major or minor in electronic technology.

391.13078††††††† Major or minor in food service.

391.1308††††††††† Major or minor in health occupations.

391.13082††††††† Major or minor in family and consumer sciences.

391.13086††††††† Major or minor in human services.

391.13088††††††† Major or minor in industrial arts.

391.1309††††††††† Major or minor in manufacturing technology.

391.13092††††††† Major in marketing education.

391.13094††††††† Major or minor in technology education: Requirements.

391.13096††††††† Major or minor in technology education: Exemption of teachers from requirements.

391.13098††††††† Major or minor in technology education: Application for endorsement without satisfying requirements.

391.131††††††††††† Single-subject majors and minors.

391.13105††††††† Single-subject major involving music.

391.1312††††††††† Restrictions on hours of credit for certain subjects.

391.133††††††††††† Instructor or coordinator for career and technical education: Qualifications.

391.134††††††††††† Career and technical education secondary endorsement: Authorized activities of holder.

391.135††††††††††† Professional secondary license: Qualifications.

391.136††††††††††† Endorsement in mathematics and science: Conditions for substitution of course work.

EXCEPTIONS TO TEACH OUTSIDE AREA OF ENDORSEMENT

391.146††††††††††† ďExceptionĒ defined.

391.148††††††††††† Applicability of provisions.

391.150††††††††††† Submission of lists: List of teachers and teaching assignments; list of teachers teaching outside area of endorsement.

391.152††††††††††† Request for exception: Submission; form and contents; objection.

391.154††††††††††† Request for exception: Action by Superintendent of Public Instruction.

391.156††††††††††† Period of exception; extension of period.

391.158††††††††††† Limitation on teaching of courses related to area of endorsement.

ADMINISTRATIVE ENDORSEMENTS

391.160††††††††††† Types of endorsements issued by Department.

391.170††††††††††† Endorsement as professional administrator of school or program.

391.171††††††††††† Conditional endorsement as professional administrator of school; qualifications; authorized employment; term of validity; automatic revocation; requirements to apply for unconditional endorsement.

391.175††††††††††† Endorsement to act as supervisor of curriculum and instruction.

SPECIAL ENDORSEMENTS

391.179††††††††††† Issuance or renewal of limited endorsement on or after July 1, 2002; duration of limited endorsement in effect on that date.

391.180††††††††††† Endorsement as school counselor.

391.185††††††††††† Qualifications for endorsement as school counselor.

391.187††††††††††† Authorization to serve as school counselor without endorsement.

391.192††††††††††† Endorsement to teach concepts, skills and basic applications regarding computers.

391.196††††††††††† Endorsement to teach computer programming or computer science.

391.202††††††††††† Endorsement to teach computer-based applications.

391.215††††††††††† Endorsement to teach art.

391.220††††††††††† Endorsement as professional teacher of art.

391.223††††††††††† Endorsement to provide audiological services; exception.

391.225††††††††††† Endorsement to teach driversí education.

391.233††††††††††† Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American language.

391.235††††††††††† Endorsement to teach foreign language.

391.237††††††††††† Endorsements to teach English as second language; endorsement as professional teacher of English as second language.

391.240††††††††††† Endorsement as professional teacher of foreign language.

391.242††††††††††† Endorsements to teach program of bilingual education; provisional endorsement.

391.243††††††††††† Endorsement to teach American Sign Language.

391.245††††††††††† Endorsement to teach industrial arts.

391.250††††††††††† Endorsement as professional teacher of industrial arts.

391.252††††††††††† Endorsement to teach Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps Program.

391.255††††††††††† Endorsement as school library media specialist.

391.265††††††††††† Endorsement as professional school library media specialist.

391.270††††††††††† Endorsement to teach music.

391.275††††††††††† Endorsement as professional teacher of music.

391.277††††††††††† Endorsement to teach occupational therapy.

391.279††††††††††† Endorsement to teach physical therapy.

391.280††††††††††† Endorsement to teach physical education.

391.282††††††††††† Endorsement to teach dance education.

391.285††††††††††† Endorsement to teach reading.

391.290††††††††††† Endorsement as specialist in teaching reading.

391.305††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school nurse.

391.307††††††††††† Authorization to serve as school nurse without endorsement.

391.310††††††††††† Endorsement as professional nurse for schools.

391.315††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: General qualifications; renewal.

391.316††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Required areas of study.

391.317††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Optional areas of study.

391.318††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Requirements for practicum.

391.319††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Internship in psychology.

391.320††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as social worker.

391.325††††††††††† Endorsement to serve as staff specialist.

391.330††††††††††† Endorsement as emergency substitute teacher.

391.332††††††††††† Qualifications to serve as substitute teacher; endorsement as substitute teacher; period for which substitute teacher may be hired; provisional nonrenewable special license; renewal.

391.335††††††††††† Endorsement to teach grades 5 through 9.

391.339††††††††††† Endorsement to teach mathematics in grades 5 to 8, inclusive.

LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS

391.3393††††††††† License to teach special education: Qualifications.

391.3395††††††††† Limitations on issuance and renewal of special license with endorsement in special education.

391.340††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have hearing impairments.

391.343††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries.

391.347††††††††††† Limited endorsement to teach pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries.

391.360††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have intellectual disabilities and moderate to intense needs for assistance and intervention.

391.363††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age.

391.367††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching adapted physical education to pupils who have disabilities.

391.370††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have speech and language impairments.

391.376††††††††††† Endorsement as professional teacher of pupils who have disabilities.

391.378††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have autism.

391.386††††††††††† Requirement for approval of field experience.

391.390††††††††††† Qualifications for teaching pupils who have visual impairments.

391.391††††††††††† Endorsement to teach pupils in program of orientation and mobility.

391.392††††††††††† Endorsement to teach program of alternative education.

391.393††††††††††† Limited endorsement to teach core academic subjects exclusively to pupils with disabilities.

391.394††††††††††† Endorsement to teach in program for gifted and talented pupils.

391.398††††††††††† Substitute teacher of special education: Application for additional extension of period of hire.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENTS

391.400††††††††††† Types of endorsements.

391.420††††††††††† Business and industry endorsement: Programs for which endorsement may be issued.

391.425††††††††††† Business and industry endorsement: Qualifications for receipt and first renewal.

391.430††††††††††† Business and industry endorsement: Authorized activities of holder.

391.436††††††††††† Endorsement as substitute teacher of business and industry: Issuance; qualifications for receipt and first renewal; period of hire.

PROGRAMS FOR ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO LICENSURE

391.461††††††††††† Application for approval to become qualified provider; review; conditions of provisional approval; term of validity; approval to offer program for different area of licensure; annual evaluation.

391.463††††††††††† Revocation of approval of qualified provider: Notification of intent; requirements of exit plan.

391.465††††††††††† Approval and publication by Commission of programs offered in another state.

391.470††††††††††† Qualifications for issuance of renewable teaching license to persons who complete program offered in another state.

SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE

391.500††††††††††† Recommendation to Board for suspension or revocation; findings of board of trustees to accept or reject hearing officerís recommendation; complaint for failure to comply with contract.

391.503††††††††††† Failure of holder of license to pay fee imposed by American Arbitration Association for hearing officer.

391.507††††††††††† Answer; time to submit.

391.509††††††††††† Modification of limitations of time.

391.513††††††††††† Hearing: Communication of parties with hearing officer and staff of hearing officer.

391.515††††††††††† Hearing: Location; notification of time and location.

391.520††††††††††† Hearing: Purpose; presentation of evidence; recordings and transcripts; responsibility for expenses.

391.525††††††††††† Hearing: Service of papers; proof of service.

391.530††††††††††† Hearing: Postponement; failure to appear.

391.535††††††††††† Hearing: Order of presentation of statements, evidence and arguments.

391.540††††††††††† Hearing: Depositions of witnesses.

391.545††††††††††† Hearing: Conduct of participants; rules of evidence; witnesses; affidavits; exhibits; stipulations; briefs.

391.550††††††††††† Hearing: Continuances.

391.555††††††††††† Option of holder to appear before Board.

COURSES OF STUDY AND TRAINING FOR LICENSURE OF EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL

391.556††††††††††† Adoption by reference of Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue.

391.557††††††††††† Requirements for application for approval of course; manual.

391.558††††††††††† Procedure and requirements for review of applications and approval of courses; provisional and final approval; denial, expiration and renewal of approval; review of course; annual reports by school district; fee.

391.560††††††††††† Annual reports by institution; survey.

STATEWIDE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL-LEVEL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS

391.565††††††††††† Definitions.

391.566††††††††††† ďPerformance evaluation of school-level administratorĒ defined.

391.567††††††††††† ďPerformance evaluation of teacherĒ defined.

391.568††††††††††† ďPerformance evaluation ratingĒ defined.

391.569††††††††††† ďSchool-level administratorĒ defined.

391.570††††††††††† ďStatewide performance evaluation systemĒ defined.

391.571††††††††††† Performance evaluation of school-level and probationary administrators: Required domains.

391.572††††††††††† Performance evaluation of school-level administrator in domain of instructional leadership practices.

391.573††††††††††† Performance evaluation of school-level administrator in domain of professional responsibilities.

391.574††††††††††† Performance evaluation of teacher: Required domains.

391.575††††††††††† Performance evaluation of teacher in domain of instructional practices.

391.576††††††††††† Performance evaluation of teacher in domain of professional responsibilities.

391.577††††††††††† Performance evaluations of school-level administrators in domains of instructional leadership practices and professional responsibilities and of teachers in domains of instructional practices and professional responsibilities to be measured upon certain data: Observations of performance; review of artifacts; self-assessment; setting goals.

391.578††††††††††† Department to prescribe data used to measure performance of school-level administrators and teachers in domain of performance of pupils; authority to differentiate between teachers.

391.579††††††††††† Evaluation tools for conducting performance evaluations; application for flexibility to use different evaluation tools.

391.580††††††††††† Scoring matrix for performance evaluations of school-level administrators and teachers.

EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION OF LICENSED TEACHERS

391.700††††††††††† Determination of eligibility of licensed teacher for benefit to purchase retirement credit.

391.710††††††††††† ďLicensed teacherĒ interpreted; satisfaction of requirement for employment of licensed teacher in school designated as demonstrating need for improvement.

PARAPROFESSIONALS

391.750††††††††††† ďParaprofessionalĒ defined.

391.760††††††††††† Qualifications; responsibility of school districts and charter schools.

391.770††††††††††† Alternative assessment: Submission by school district or charter school; approval by Board; passing score.

391.780††††††††††† Database of paraprofessionals; list of approved assessments.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING LICENSURE

††††† NAC 391.010  Definitions. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

†††† 1.  ďBoardĒ means the State Board of Education.

†††† 2.  ďCommissionĒ means the Commission on Professional Standards in Education.

†††† 3.  ďDepartmentĒ means the Department of Education.

†††† 4.  ďEndorsementĒ means a specific area of preparation within a general license that is issued by the Department.

†††† 5.  ďField experienceĒ means supervised experience working in a placement in which a person:

†††† (a) Works with pupils with disabilities; and

†††† (b) Demonstrates competency in the assessment of such pupils, educational planning, curriculum, methods of instruction, management of the classroom, working with parents and collaborating with other professionals.

†††† 6.  ďInitial licenseĒ means an elementary, secondary, provisional or special license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, issued to a teacher or other educational personnel:

†††† (a) For the first time; or

†††† (b) Who held a license that expired or was suspended or revoked by the Board.

†††† 7.  ďQualified providerĒ means an institution of higher education or any other institution which operates independently of an institution of higher education which has been approved by the Commission to offer a program for an alternative route to licensure in this State pursuant to NAC 391.461.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.005, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 10-18-89, eff. 1-21-90; 11-4-91; 11-27-91; 1-24-92; 10-23-92; R094-99, 11-2-99; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011; R115-11, 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.013  Determination of ďfull state certificationĒ for purposes of federal No Child Left Behind Act. (NRS 391.019)  The Commission determines that a person has obtained ďfull state certificationĒ for purposes of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. ß 7801(23), if the person satisfies all the requirements for the issuance of a renewable license to teach in this State, regardless of whether the person has:

†††† 1.  Submitted his or her fingerprints pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 391.033; or

†††† 2.  Complied with the requirements prescribed by NRS 391.090.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R099-03, 9-24-2003)

††††† NAC 391.015  Location of state offices; acquisition of forms for licensure. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The state offices where administrative services are provided for persons desiring licensure are located at the:

 

†††† Department of Education, 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5096. (Mailing address: 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5096.)

 

†††† Department of Education, 9890 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 221, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183. (Mailing address: 9890 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 221, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183.)

 

†††† 2.  All forms required for licensure may be obtained from one of those state offices.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.010 subsec. 3, eff. 10-23-81; + ß 391.030 subsec. 2, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R086-97, 1-9-98; R047-09, 10-27-2009)

††††† NAC 391.020  Validity of license not retroactively affected by amendment of regulations. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  If the Commission amends its regulations on the licensure of educational personnel, the Commission intends that such an amendment not retroactively affect the validity of any license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction before the amendment becomes effective.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.010 subsec. 2, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91)

††††† NAC 391.022  Assignment of unique identification number to each license. (NRS 391.019)  Any license issued or renewed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction must be assigned a unique identification number that is not based on the social security number of the licensee.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R114-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

††††† NAC 391.025  Responsibility for licensure; endorsement; substitution of certain requirements for experience. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Each teacher or other educational employee who is required to hold a license is responsible for securing, maintaining and renewing his or her license.

†††† 2.  A license must be endorsed in each field of specialization for which the applicant has applied and is deemed qualified.

†††† 3.  Three years of verified experience in teaching or in school counseling may be accepted as a substitute for experience as a student teacher or for a school counseling practicum or internship, respectively, if the following conditions are met:

†††† (a) Each public or private school in which the teaching or school counseling experience occurred is licensed by the State or accredited or certified by a regional or national association for private schools;

†††† (b) The applicant held a:

††††††††† (1) Bachelorís degree during the period of teaching experience; or

††††††††† (2) Masterís degree during the period of school counseling experience,

  from an accredited college or university;

†††† (c) The area of endorsement, degree level and grade level of the license being applied for are consistent with the teaching or school counseling experience submitted by the applicant;

†††† (d) The teaching or school counseling experience is verified by the school or agency of employment;

†††† (e) The applicant was eligible for reemployment in the school or agency in which the teaching or school counseling experience occurred; and

†††† (f) For each year of experience, the teaching or school counseling experience was at the appropriate grade level in a full-time capacity.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.020 subsecs. 1-3, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 7-7-94; 2-24-95; 3-1-96)

††††† NAC 391.028  Licensure of person who teaches program of education transmitted from another state through electronic medium. (NRS 391.019)  If a program of education transmitted through an electronic medium is broadcast in another state to pupils in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in this State, and the pupil and teacher are able to communicate with each other through the medium, each teacher employed to present the program must:

†††† 1.  Hold a license from the state where the broadcast originates for the level of education at which the program is offered;

†††† 2.  Hold an endorsement from the state where the broadcast originates for any area of study covered in the program; and

†††† 3.  Have satisfied the requirements of NAC 391.036 or its equivalent in that state.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 7-23-92)

††††† NAC 391.030  Qualification to become licensed employee of school district: Courses or examination in certain subjects required; exemption. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, as a qualification for becoming a licensed employee of a school district, a person must:

†††† (a) Complete courses covering:

††††††††† (1) Title 34 of NRS;

††††††††† (2) The Constitution of the State of Nevada; and

††††††††† (3) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of subsection 4 of NAC 391.425, the Constitution of the United States; or

†††† (b) Hold a license which is not renewable and allows the person 3 years to:

††††††††† (1) Take courses on those subjects from an accredited university or college; or

††††††††† (2) Pass an examination developed by the Department in those subjects, by achieving the passing score set by the Commission.

†††† 2.  A person is exempt from the requirements of subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 if the person submits to the Department evidence that he or she holds a license to teach which was issued by another state and has more than 3 years of experience in teaching, administrating or providing other educational functions, or any combination thereof, on a full-time basis at any grade level in prekindergarten through grade 12.

†††† 3.  The staff of the Department or representatives appointed by the Department will administer an examination in the subjects set forth in subsection 1 in November and May in each school year.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.010 subsec. 4, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-11-89; 11-4-91; 10-23-92; 1-10-96; R092-97, 1-14-98; R210-01, 3-27-2002; R026-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.036  Tests of competency required for initial license; exemptions; failure to comply; times for administration of tests. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019, NAC 391.0545, subsection 2 of NAC 391.0585, paragraph (b) of subsection 3 of NAC 391.233, paragraph (b) of subsection 6 of NAC 391.330, subsection 5 of NAC 391.363, paragraph (b) of subsection 4 of NAC 391.425 and subsection 7 of NAC 391.436, an applicant who applies for an initial license must pass a competency test that has been approved by the Commission, at the level of competence specified by the Commission, in:

†††† (a) Basic reading, writing and mathematics;

†††† (b) The principles and methods of teaching; and

†††† (c) The subject matter of the initial area of endorsement on the license or the area of endorsement necessary for the applicantís area of assignment.

†††† 2.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may exempt an applicant from any of the tests required by subsection 1 if the applicant:

†††† (a) Submits to the Department evidence that he or she:

††††††††† (1) Has retired from teaching in this State;

††††††††† (2) Held a special license, a license to teach elementary or secondary education, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, which:

†††††††††††††† (I) Has expired within the 3 years immediately preceding the date on which his or her application was submitted;

†††††††††††††† (II) Was free from any conditions that the applicant pass a competency test; and

†††††††††††††† (III) Authorized the applicant to teach in the same grade level and subject area for which he or she is applying to receive an initial license;

††††††††† (3) Was required, for the issuance of the applicantís expired license, to complete courses of study and experience which are substantially equivalent to the courses of study and experience required for the issuance of an initial license; and

††††††††† (4) Otherwise satisfies the requirements for the issuance of an initial license;

†††† (b) Submits to the Department evidence that the applicant has passed, as part of a teacher education program approved by a state and offered through a regionally accredited college or university, competency examinations equivalent to those required of the applicant by subsection 1; or

†††† (c) Submits to the Department evidence that the applicant holds a license to teach issued by another state which is not a provisional license, and the Commission determines that the examinations required for licensure in that state are comparable to the competency tests required by subsection 1.

†††† 3.  An applicant is exempt from the requirement to pass a competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics if the applicant submits to the Department:

†††† (a) Official documentation which indicates that he or she passed, at the level of competency specified by the Commission:

††††††††† (1) The ďPre-Professional Skills TestsĒ in reading, mathematics and writing, prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service; or

††††††††† (2) The ďCalifornia Basic Educational Skills Test,Ē prepared and administered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing;

†††† (b) Evidence that the applicant has received a masterís or more advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the receipt of which required the passage of the ďGraduate Record Examinations,Ē prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service, or its equivalent;

†††† (c) An official transcript which indicates that the applicant achieved at least a 3.0 grade-point average in his or her undergraduate studies and evidence that he or she has taken the ďGraduate Record Examinations,Ē prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service, and received a score of:

††††††††† (1) At least 420 on the verbal portion of the examination;

††††††††† (2) At least 460 on the quantitative portion of the examination; and

††††††††† (3) At least 430 on the analytical portion of the examination or at least 3.5 on the analytical writing portion of the examination, as applicable; or

†††† (d) Evidence that:

††††††††† (1) The applicant did not pass, at the level of competency specified by the Commission, the ďPre-Professional Skills TestsĒ in reading, mathematics and writing, prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service; and

††††††††† (2) After not passing the test described in subparagraph (1), the applicant began and completed, with a grade of B or better, a course of study in a subject area approved by the Commission or the Director of Licensure for the Department.

†††† 4.  An applicant is exempt from the requirement to pass a competency test in the principles and methods of teaching if he or she:

†††† (a) Submits to the Department official documentation which indicates that the applicant passed, at the level of competency specified by the Commission, the ďProfessional Knowledge Test,Ē prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service;

†††† (b) Is applying for a license with an endorsement in an area for which training in the principles and methods of teaching is not required; or

†††† (c) Is applying for an elementary endorsement and submits to the Department evidence that the applicant passed, at the level of competency specified by the Commission, the ďElementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment TestĒ and the ďElementary Education: Content Area Exercises Test,Ē both prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service.

†††† 5.  An applicant is exempt from the requirement to pass a competency test in the subject matter of endorsement if he or she:

†††† (a) Submits to the Department official documentation which indicates that the applicant previously passed, at the level of competency specified by the Commission, the competency test in that subject matter;

†††† (b) Is applying for an initial license with an endorsement in an area for which no competency tests have been approved by the Commission;

†††† (c) Is applying for an endorsement to teach pupils who have speech and language impairments and submits to the Department official documentation which indicates that he or she has received a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; or

†††† (d) Is applying for an endorsement in family and consumer sciences and submits to the Department official documentation which indicates that the applicant satisfactorily completed the ďNational Family and Consumer Sciences Certification Examination,Ē prepared and administered by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

†††† 6.  If a competency test in a subject matter has been reviewed by the Commission for less than 1 year but is not yet approved, an applicant must take the test, but is not required to pass the test at a level of competence specified by the Commission.

†††† 7.  An applicant who fails to comply with the provisions of this section may not apply for a renewable license.

†††† 8.  The tests required by subsection 1 will be administered three times each year at locations and times established by the Commission.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-11-89; A 11-22-91; 10-23-92; 12-15-94; 1-11-96; 12-13-96; R092-97, 1-14-98; R089-99, 10-25-99; R120-99, 3-13-2000; R210-01, 3-27-2002; R058-03, 8-29-2003; R005-05 & R038-05, 10-31-2005; R183-05, 12-29-2005; R223-05, 2-23-2006; R069-06, 6-1-2006; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R037-08, 6-17-2008; R046-10, 10-15-2010; R028-11, 10-26-2011; R020-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.040  Determination of qualifications of applicant for licensure. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  The Department will:

†††† 1.  Develop a test to determine the qualifications of an applicant for a license; and

†††† 2.  In determining whether an applicant is qualified for licensure, evaluate his or her official transcripts from accredited colleges or universities or consider proof that the applicant has earned a degree through a degree program approved by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.020 subsecs. 5, 7 & 11, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 10-23-92; 1-24-96)

††††† NAC 391.042  Initial license requiring student teaching experience: Conditions for substitution of teaching experience. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)  An applicant for an initial license for which student teaching experience is required may substitute in place of such experience:

†††† 1.  Three years of teaching experience if:

†††† (a) Each public or private school in which the teaching experience occurred was licensed by the state or accredited or certified by a regional or national association for private schools;

†††† (b) For each year of teaching experience, the applicant taught at the appropriate grade level in a full-time capacity;

†††† (c) The applicant held a bachelorís degree or higher during each year of teaching experience;

†††† (d) The applicant was eligible for reemployment in the school district or school in which the teaching experience occurred;

†††† (e) The area of endorsement, degree level and grade level of the license being applied for are consistent with the teaching experience completed by the applicant; and

†††† (f) The teaching experience completed by the applicant is verified by the superintendent of the school district or the principal of the school in which the experience occurred.

†††† 2.  A paid or unpaid supervised internship if:

†††† (a) The internship was taken as part of a course of study at a regionally accredited college or university;

†††† (b) The applicant earned a number of semester hours of credit for completing the internship that is equivalent to the number of semester hours of student teaching required for the license; and

†††† (c) The internship was at a grade level appropriate to the license being sought.

†††† 3.  A license or certificate to teach that was issued by another state if:

†††† (a) Student teaching was required as a condition of obtaining the license or certificate; and

†††† (b) The applicant fulfilled that requirement.

†††† 4.  The supervised, school-based experience provided by a qualified provider for the completion of a program for an alternative route to licensure.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 3-27-92; A 3-1-96; R094-99, 11-2-99; R115-11, 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.045  Application for license or endorsement: Required documentation; fee; applicability of academic credits. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.040)

†††† 1.  An applicant for the initial issuance of a license as a teacher or other educational employee must submit with his or her application:

†††† (a) His or her official transcripts;

†††† (b) Evidence that the applicant has successfully completed:

††††††††† (1) At least 3 semester hours of credit in a course of study regarding education or curricular adaptation for pupils with disabilities; or

††††††††† (2) An in-service or continuing education course regarding education or curricular adaptation for pupils with disabilities that is approved by the Department;

†††† (c) Evidence that the applicant has successfully completed:

††††††††† (1) At least 3 semester hours of credit in a course of study regarding parental involvement and family engagement that:

†††††††††††††† (I) Is consistent with the elements and goals for effective involvement and engagement set forth in NRS 392.457; and

†††††††††††††† (II) Includes an emphasis on building relationships, outreach to families and developing an appreciation and understanding of families from diverse backgrounds; or

††††††††† (2) An in-service or continuing education course regarding parental involvement and family engagement that is approved by the Department and:

†††††††††††††† (I) Is consistent with the elements and goals for effective involvement and engagement set forth in NRS 392.457; and

†††††††††††††† (II) Includes an emphasis on building relationships, outreach to families and developing an appreciation and understanding of families from diverse backgrounds; and

†††† (d) Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.0565, a fee of $161, which includes the fees for processing the fingerprints of the applicant by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fee does not include the cost of any examination required by NAC 391.036.

†††† 2.  If the applicant is not eligible for licensure, the fee will not be returned. The applicant must pay another fee if he or she applies again.

†††† 3.  An applicant for an endorsement to an existing license or for an additional license must submit with his or her application:

†††† (a) Current official transcripts; and

†††† (b) A fee of $50.

†††† 4.  The academic credits required to obtain initial licensing or an endorsement to an existing license are not satisfiable by the completion of courses offered by a provider of continuing education, but those courses may be used for the renewal of a license.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.030 subsec. 1, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A 10-15-82; 11-19-85; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-11-89, 10-18-89, eff. 1-21-90; 4-18-90, eff. 9-4-90; R087-97 & R092-97, 1-14-98; R087-97, 1-14-98, eff. 10-17-98; R094-99, 11-2-99; R059-03, 8-29-2003, eff. 10-1-2003; R015-04, 5-7-2004; R068-06, 6-1-2006; R127-11, 9-14-2012)

††††† NAC 391.050  Transcripts. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Transcripts must be evaluated in terms of semester hours. A quarter hour equals two-thirds of a semester hour.

†††† 2.  Transcripts become a part of the applicantís file when a license is issued and will not be returned.

†††† 3.  Transcripts must have an original, official seal of the college or university and the signature of the registrar.

†††† 4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a transcript from a foreign country must be evaluated for the type of degree received by the teacher and level of course work taken by the teacher. Such evaluation must be based on a translation of the transcript from an agent of the Department who is approved by the Department to perform such a translation. A transcript from a Canadian college or university must be evaluated pursuant to this subsection only if the transcript is in a language other than English.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.020 subsecs. 8 & 9, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R068-00, 6-20-2000)

††††† NAC 391.052  Criteria for approval of standards for licensing teachers of another state; credit for previous teaching service. (NRS 391.019, 391.160)

†††† 1.  The Commission will approve the standards for licensing teachers of another state for the purposes of subsection 6 of NRS 391.160 if:

†††† (a) The state in which the teacher earned the previous teaching service is a signatory with this State on the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Interstate Contract; or

†††† (b) The Department has determined that the state in which the teacher earned the previous teaching service has standards for licensing a teacher that are similar to the standards for licensing a teacher in this State.

†††† 2.  The Commission will not give credit to a teacher pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 391.160 for previous teaching service earned in a program of homeschooling.

†††† 3.  As used in this section, ďprevious teaching serviceĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 391.160.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R198-99, 1-24-2000, eff. 7-1-2000)

††††† NAC 391.0535  Denial of license to certain persons licensed or certified in another state. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall not issue a license pursuant to this chapter to a person who holds a license or certificate to teach issued by another state that is suspended, revoked or otherwise restricted pursuant to a disciplinary action in the other state.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R030-01, eff. 10-22-2001)

††††† NAC 391.054  Licensure of person licensed or certified in another state; issuance of provisional license under certain circumstances. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a license to teach special education to a person who is licensed and endorsed to teach special education in any other state and may issue a license with any other endorsement to a person who is licensed or certified in a state that has entered into an interstate certification contract with the State of Nevada through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification if:

†††† (a) The applicant holds a license or certificate issued by the other state;

†††† (b) The applicant holds a bachelorís degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association and has completed any postbaccalaureate studies required in this State for the issuance of a license;

†††† (c) The license or certificate issued by the other state is not:

††††††††† (1) A temporary permit, an emergency, alternative or conditional license or a credential to teach multiple subjects;

††††††††† (2) A license or certificate for which completion of a bachelorís or higher degree is unnecessary;

††††††††† (3) A license or certificate for which completion of professional education course work through a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association is unnecessary; or

††††††††† (4) A letter or other form of authorization from another state or a county, city, school district or department of education in another state which entitles the person to teach in the same capacity as a licensed teacher on a temporary basis;

†††† (d) The grade levels and subject areas covered by the license or certificate issued by the other state are the same as the grade levels and subject areas for which the applicant is seeking licensure in this State; and

†††† (e) The applicant has satisfactorily taught in the other state, in an assignment similar to the assignment for which licensure is sought in this State, during at least 3 out of the 5 years immediately preceding the application for licensure in Nevada.

†††† 2.  If the applicant has not complied with the requirements of NAC 391.030 or 391.036 at the time he or she applies for a license pursuant to this section, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may only issue a provisional license to the applicant. The provisional license is not renewable.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 1-11-96; A by R092-97, 1-14-98; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.0545  Licensure of person who holds National Board Certificate. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a license and any endorsement to a person who holds a National Board Certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards if:

†††† (a) The person holds a license or certificate from another state; and

†††† (b) The grade levels and subject areas for which the license or certificate issued by that state are the same as the grade levels and subjects areas for which the person requests a license in this State.

†††† 2.  A person issued a license pursuant to this section is not required to comply with the provisions of NAC 391.036.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R089-99, eff. 10-25-99)

††††† NAC 391.055  Provisional 1-year licensure or endorsement of person who holds renewable license issued in this State. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional 1-year license or endorsement to a person who holds a renewable license issued in this State if the person otherwise meets the requirements for licensure, but:

†††† (a) Has a deficiency in credits of 6 semester hours or less;

†††† (b) Is a teacher, licensed and practicing in this State, applying for an additional license, other than for the teaching of pupils with disabilities, outside his or her grade level of experience as a student teacher; or

†††† (c) Lacks confirmation from a college that the person has completed a school counseling practicum or internship if applying for a school counseling endorsement, but:

††††††††† (1) Has completed all the required course work for the school counseling endorsement;

††††††††† (2) Has completed 200 hours of the practicum or internship through a regionally accredited college or university, to include a minimum of 100 hours in a school setting at the time of application for licensure; and

††††††††† (3) Is currently and continuously enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university school counseling practicum or internship program.

†††† 2.  The board of trustees of the public school or the operator of the private licensed school that is to employ the holder of a provisional 1-year license, who is a teacher, licensed and practicing in this State, but who lacks student teaching experience at the proper grade level, must agree in writing:

†††† (a) To specify the process to be used for evaluating the holder of the provisional license during the 1-year period.

†††† (b) To submit documentation to the Superintendent of Public Instruction indicating whether the holder of the provisional license is eligible for reemployment at the conclusion of the first year of teaching.

†††† 3.  If the holder of a provisional license, who is a teacher, licensed and practicing in this State, but who lacks student teaching experience at the proper grade level, is rated as eligible for reemployment by his or her employer, and all other requirements for the additional license or endorsement have been met, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall mail a letter of notification to the holder of the license indicating that the requirement for student teaching has been fulfilled. Experience as a teacherís aide, teacherís assistant, unlicensed instructor of pupils in a Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps program or substitute teacher does not meet the requirement for teaching experience or student teaching.

†††† 4.  Any credits earned by the holder of a provisional license or endorsement to qualify for an elementary, secondary or special license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education will not be counted as credits required to renew the elementary, secondary or special license, the license to teach special education, or the license to teach middle school or junior high school education.

†††† 5.  If holding an elementary, secondary or special license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education is a prerequisite to qualifying for a particular provisional endorsement, any credits earned by the holder of the applicable license to qualify for that provisional endorsement may be counted toward:

†††† (a) Removal of the provision under which the provisional endorsement was issued; and

†††† (b) Renewal of the applicable license.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.020 subsec. 4, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A 3-2-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; 9-11-89; 8-17-90; 11-22-91; 10-23-92; 10-14-93; 2-24-95; 1-11-96; 3-1-96; 6-19-96; 12-13-96; R092-97, 1-14-98; R056-98, 12-18-98; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.056  Provisional nonrenewable licensure: Qualifications; term of validity; addition of endorsements; inapplicability to certain persons. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional nonrenewable license to an applicant applying for a license pursuant to NAC 391.045 if the applicant otherwise meets the requirements for a license pursuant to NAC 391.045, but:

†††† (a) Has a deficiency in credits of 6 semester hours or less for all areas of licensure or endorsement, unless the provision is for an endorsement as a substitute teacher;

†††† (b) Has not completed the courses or passed the examination required by NAC 391.030 and is not exempt from the requirements of that section;

†††† (c) Lacks confirmation from a college that the applicant has student teaching experience if he or she is applying for a teaching license, or that the applicant has completed a school counseling practicum or internship if he or she is applying for a school counseling endorsement, but:

††††††††† (1) Has completed all necessary course-work requirements for the school counseling endorsement;

††††††††† (2) Has completed 200 hours of the practicum or internship through a regionally accredited college or university, including, without limitation, a minimum of 100 hours in a school setting at the time of his or her application for licensure; and

††††††††† (3) Is currently and continuously enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university school counseling practicum or internship program;

†††† (d) Has not passed the tests required by NAC 391.036 and is not exempt from taking such tests; or

†††† (e) Has not completed the course required by paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.045.

†††† 2.  A license issued pursuant to this section becomes invalid 3 years after the date on which the license is issued.

†††† 3.  The holder of a license issued pursuant to this section may add endorsements with provisions to the license during the first year in which the license is valid. Endorsements without provisions may be added to the license at any time during the period in which the license is valid. If an endorsement is added to the license, the endorsement does not affect the date on which the license becomes invalid.

†††† 4.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may not issue a provisional nonrenewable license pursuant to paragraph (a), (c) or (d) of subsection 1 on or after July 1, 2010, to a person who is applying for:

†††† (a) An elementary license pursuant to NAC 391.095;

†††† (b) A special teaching license in music or art;

†††† (c) A license to teach special education; or

†††† (d) A secondary license with an endorsement in one or more of the following major or minor fields:

††††††††† (1) Art.

††††††††† (2) Biological science.

††††††††† (3) Chemistry.

††††††††† (4) English.

††††††††† (5) French.

††††††††† (6) General science.

††††††††† (7) History.

††††††††† (8) Mathematics.

††††††††† (9) Music.

††††††††† (10) Physical science.

††††††††† (11) Reading.

††††††††† (12) Social studies.

††††††††† (13) Spanish.

††††††††† (14) Speech and drama.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R087-97, eff. 1-14-98; A by R087-97, 1-14-98, eff. 10-17-98; R210-01, 3-27-2002; R099-03, 9-24-2003; R057-03, 10-21-2003; R015-04, 5-7-2004; R003-05 & R006-05, 10-31-2005; R187-07, 4-17-2008; R086-09, 5-5-2011; R028-11, 10-26-2011; R127-11, 9-14-2012)

††††† NAC 391.0565  Provisional nonrenewable licensure: Removal of provisions. (NRS 391.019, 391.032, 391.040)

†††† 1.  The holder of a provisional nonrenewable license issued pursuant to NAC 391.056 must remove all the provisions under which the license was issued before he or she may apply for a license pursuant to NAC 391.045. An application for a license issued pursuant to NAC 391.045 may be made at any time after the removal of all of the provisions under which the provisional nonrenewable license was issued.

†††† 2.  The holder of a provisional nonrenewable license for which all of the provisions have not been removed on the date on which the license expires may apply as a new applicant for a license pursuant to NAC 391.045 as soon as the provisions under which the expired provisional nonrenewable license was issued have been removed.

†††† 3.  If an application is made for a license pursuant to NAC 391.045 by the holder of a provisional nonrenewable license before the provisional nonrenewable license expires, the applicant must pay an application fee of $131, which includes the fees for processing the fingerprints of the applicant by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R087-97, eff. 1-14-98; A by R094-99, 11-2-99; R127-11, 9-14-2012)

††††† NAC 391.0568  Provisional licensure pending receipt of reports on criminal history of applicant. (NRS 391.019, 391.032, 391.033)

†††† 1.  A provisional license issued pursuant to NRS 391.033 pending receipt of the reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History is valid for a period not to exceed 120 days. The provisional license of an applicant is automatically revoked if the Superintendent of Public Instruction denies the application for a license. If an application for a license is denied and the applicant possesses such a provisional license, the notice of denial to the applicant must include a statement notifying the applicant that his or her provisional license is automatically revoked.

†††† 2.  Before issuance of a provisional license pursuant to NRS 391.033, the applicant must submit a written statement to the Superintendent of Public Instruction indicating that he or she understands the conditions set forth in this section.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R004-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.057  Conditional licensure: Qualifications; authorized employment; term of validity; automatic revocation. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue a conditional license to teach elementary education, a conditional license to teach pupils in a program of early childhood education, a conditional license to teach secondary education, a conditional license to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a specific area described in subsection 1 of NAC 391.0573 or a conditional license to teach special education to pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a category described in subsection 2 of NAC 391.0573 to a person who submits an application which is accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the applicant:

†††† (a) Holds a bachelorís degree from a postsecondary institution that is regionally accredited;

†††† (b) Passed the competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test;

†††† (c) Has been accepted by a qualified provider for enrollment in a program for an alternative route to licensure; and

†††† (d) Complies with the instructional and training policies and procedures of the qualified provider.

†††† 2.  In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, an applicant for a conditional license to teach secondary education or to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a specific area described in subsection 1 of NAC 391.0573, other than an applicant to teach pupils special education in a category described in subsection 2 of NAC 391.0573, must:

†††† (a) Hold a major or minor in the applicantís desired area of licensure; or

†††† (b) Pass a competency test required by the Commission in the subject matter of the area for which the applicant is seeking a conditional license or provide to the Department proof that he or she is eligible for an exemption from that test.

†††† 3.  A conditional license issued pursuant to this section:

†††† (a) Authorizes the holder of the license to teach in a county school district, a charter school or a private school;

†††† (b) Becomes valid on the date on which the holder of the license satisfies all the requirements of subsection 1 and, if applicable, the requirements of subsection 2;

†††† (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, is valid for not more than 3 years; and

†††† (d) Is not renewable.

†††† 4.  A conditional license issued pursuant to this section is automatically revoked if the holder of the conditional license withdraws from or is no longer enrolled in a program for an alternative route to licensure.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 12-13-96, eff. 1-1-97; A by R089-99, 10-25-99; R150-99, 1-26-2000; R063-01, 10-22-2001; R015-04, 5-7-2004; R016-04, 8-25-2004; R070-06, 9-18-2006; R048-09, 11-25-2009; R028-11, 10-26-2011; R115-11, 10-4-2013; R133-13, 2-26-2014)

REVISERíS NOTE.

††††† The regulation of the Commission on Professional Standards in Education filed with the Secretary of State on October 4, 2013 (LCB File No. R115-11), which amended this section, contains the following provision not included in NAC:

††††† ďNotwithstanding the provisions of NAC 391.057, as amended by section 6 of this regulation, and the repeal of NAC 391.058, the former provisions of NAC 391.057 and 391.058 apply:

††††† 1.  To a person who holds a valid conditional license issued before October 4, 2013, pursuant to the former provisions NAC 391.057 until the expiration of that conditional license unless otherwise revoked before its expiration.

††††† 2.  To a school district, charter school or private school that has in its employ, pursuant to the former provisions of NAC 391.058 and before October 4, 2013, a person who holds a conditional license described in subsection 1.Ē

 

††††† NAC 391.0573  Conditional licensure: Areas of instruction to teach certain pupils; categories of instruction to teach special education to certain pupils. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The specific areas for which the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a conditional license to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 pursuant to NAC 391.057 include, without limitation:

†††† (a) Music;

†††† (b) Art;

†††† (c) Physical education; and

†††† (d) Any other specific area approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 2.  The categories for which the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a conditional license to teach special education to pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 pursuant to NAC 391.057 are:

†††† (a) Hearing impairments;

†††† (b) Specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, health impairments or traumatic brain injuries;

†††† (c) Intellectual disabilities and moderate to intense needs for assistance and intervention;

†††† (d) Pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

†††† (e) Adapted physical education to pupils who have disabilities;

†††† (f) Speech and language impairments;

†††† (g) Autism; and

†††† (h) Visual impairments.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R133-13, eff. 2-26-2014)

††††† NAC 391.0575  Conditional licensure: Requirements to apply for initial license to teach secondary education or to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in specific area. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)  A person who is issued a conditional license pursuant to NAC 391.057 may apply for an initial license to teach secondary education or to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a specific area listed in subsection 1 of NAC 391.0573, as applicable, if the applicant:

†††† 1.  Successfully completes at least 18 semester credits of course work in pedagogy provided by a qualified provider for a program for an alternative route to licensure, consisting of at least:

†††† (a) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding classroom management, which may include, without limitation, instruction concerning adolescent growth and development;

†††† (b) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding English as a second language, which may include, without limitation, instruction concerning methods and materials for teaching English as a second language, theories for the acquisition of a second language, testing and evaluation of pupils studying English as a second language and developing a curriculum for pupils studying English as a second language;

†††† (c) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding curriculum and instruction, which may include, without limitation, multicultural education and instruction concerning the use of technology in education, methods for teaching the integration of technology in secondary education, pedagogy and the teaching of literacy and language arts;

†††† (d) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding assessment, which may include, without limitation, instruction concerning educational psychology and tests and measurement;

†††† (e) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding education or curricular adaptation for pupils with disabilities; and

†††† (f) Three semester credits in the methods and materials:

††††††††† (1) For teaching in the applicantís desired area of licensure at the secondary grade level; or

††††††††† (2) For teaching pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a specific area listed in subsection 1 of NAC 391.0573;

†††† 2.  Submits proof satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the applicant passed the competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test; and

†††† 3.  Pays the required fee pursuant to NAC 391.045.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R133-13, eff. 2-26-2014)

††††† NAC 391.0577  Conditional licensure: Requirements to apply for initial license to teach elementary education, to teach pupils in program of early childhood education or to teach special education to pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in certain categories. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)  A person who is issued a conditional license pursuant to NAC 391.057 may apply for an initial license to teach elementary education, to teach pupils in a program of early childhood education or to teach special education to pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 in a category listed in subsection 2 of NAC 391.0573, as applicable, if the applicant:

†††† 1.  Successfully completes the education and training required by the qualified provider for the program for an alternative route to licensure, including, without limitation, the supervised, school-based experience provided by the qualified provider;

†††† 2.  Submits proof satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the applicant passed the competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test; and

†††† 3.  Pays the fee required pursuant to NAC 391.045.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R133-13, eff. 2-26-2014)

††††† NAC 391.0583  Special qualifications licensure: Qualifications; areas of endorsement; duties of employing school district or private school; requirements of licensee following issuance; validity. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue a special qualifications license to teach to a person who submits an application which is accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Superintendent that the applicant satisfies the requirements of:

†††† (a) Paragraph (g) or (j) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019; and

†††† (b) Paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019.

†††† 2.  The Department shall develop and maintain a list of acceptable professional licensing boards for purposes of paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019.

†††† 3.  A special qualifications license must contain an endorsement for the subject area and grade level for which the licensee may teach that is based upon:

†††† (a) The field of study of the bachelorís degree, masterís degree or doctoral degree held by the licensee; and

†††† (b) The relevant work experience of the licensee.

  The endorsement placed on a special qualifications license authorizes the licensee to teach only at the grade level and in the subject area designated on the license.

†††† 4.  The subject areas for which an endorsement to the special qualifications license may be issued are:

†††† (a) English, including, without limitation, reading, composition and writing.

†††† (b) Mathematics.

†††† (c) Science.

†††† (d) Social studies, including, without limitation, history, geography, economics and government.

†††† (e) Arts and humanities, including, without limitation, music, theater and visual arts.

†††† (f) Computer education and technology.

†††† (g) Health.

†††† (h) Physical education, including, without limitation, dance.

†††† (i) Foreign language.

†††† (j) Career and technical education.

†††† 5.  If a school district or a private school that is licensed pursuant to chapter 394 of NRS employs a person who holds a special qualifications license, the school district or private school shall:

†††† (a) Provide the holder of the special qualifications license at least 120 hours of training and orientation before he or she begins teaching.

†††† (b) Assign a teacher who is unconditionally licensed to provide assistance, guidance and training to the holder of the special qualifications license during the first 2 years of employment as a teacher with a special qualifications license.

†††† (c) Assist the holder of the special qualifications license in the development of an individualized plan for professional development to be carried out during the first 3 years of teaching with a special qualifications license.

†††† 6.  The holder of a special qualifications license issued pursuant to subsection 1 who holds a bachelorís degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution must, during the first 2 years for which the license is valid, complete 9 semester hours from a regionally accredited postsecondary educational institution with a teacher education program approved by the Department. The 9 semester hours must include:

†††† (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), if the endorsement on the license is in a subject area listed in paragraphs (a) to (i), inclusive, of subsection 4:

††††††††† (1) Three semester hours of teaching methods in the subject area of the endorsement; and

††††††††† (2) Six semester hours of professional course work in at least two of the following subjects:

†††††††††††††† (I) Classroom management;

†††††††††††††† (II) Instruction of pupils with disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (III) English as a second language;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Technology in the classroom;

†††††††††††††† (V) Reading or writing in the licenseeís area of endorsement; or

†††††††††††††† (VI) Instructional methods for pupils who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

†††† (b) If the endorsement on the license is in career and technical education:

††††††††† (1) Three semester hours in a course involving career and technical education teaching methodology; and

††††††††† (2) Six semester hours of professional course work in at least two of the following subjects:

†††††††††††††† (I) Professional career and technical education;

†††††††††††††† (II) Applied or work-based learning; or

††††††††† †††† (III) Pupil organization and management in career and technical education.

†††† 7.  A special qualifications license is valid for 3 years and may be renewed by showing evidence of professional growth in the area of endorsement during the term of the special qualifications license.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R183-05, eff. 12-29-2005; A by R066-10, 10-15-2010)

††††† NAC 391.0585  Alternate special qualifications licensure. (NRS 391.019, 391.021)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue an alternate special qualifications license to teach to a person who submits an application which is accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Superintendent that the applicant satisfies the requirements of paragraph (j) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019. If the applicant does not submit proof that he or she completed a program of student teaching or mentoring, a provision must be placed on the alternate special qualifications license issued to the applicant requiring him or her to participate in a mentoring program for the first year of the applicantís employment as a teacher with a Nevada school district or charter school.

†††† 2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an applicant for an alternate special qualifications license shall, in addition to the requirements of subsection 1, pass each test required by NAC 391.036 for the field of study in which the applicant will provide instruction. An applicant is exempt from each examination required pursuant to this subsection if the applicant has successfully passed the test or its equivalent in another state.

†††† 3.  An alternate special qualifications license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction pursuant to this section must endorse the licensee to teach at the grade level and in a subject area related to the teaching experience of the licensee. The endorsement authorizes the holder to teach only in the grade level and subject area designated on the license.

†††† 4.  An alternate special qualifications license is valid for 3 years. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an alternate special qualifications license may be renewed if the holder earns 6 semester hours of credit or the equivalent during the term of the license. If the license is issued on a specialistís or doctorís degree of a National Board Certification, the license may be renewed if the holder shows evidence of professional growth in the area of endorsement during the term of the license.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R183-05, eff. 12-29-2005)

††††† NAC 391.059  Testing or assessment of teacher assigned to program of bilingual education; maintenance of records; annual report. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A school district which has a program of bilingual education shall select or develop, and administer, an appropriate test or other means of assessment to ascertain that the language proficiency of each teacher assigned to teach pupils enrolled in a program of bilingual education in the school district is sufficient to provide instruction to those pupils in a language other than English.

†††† 2.  Passage of a test or other means of assessment administered by a school district pursuant to this section does not exempt a teacher from any other requirement of title 34 of NRS and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto relating to licensure, endorsements or other required qualifications.

†††† 3.  A school district that has a program of bilingual education shall:

†††† (a) Maintain records of the testing or assessment conducted pursuant to this section of teachers assigned to teach pupils enrolled in a program of bilingual education in the school district; and

†††† (b) Annually report to the Department the results of that testing or assessment conducted during the previous year.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R101-00, 1-22-2001)

††††† NAC 391.060  Expiration of licenses and endorsements. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Upon application, the Department will issue a license for the specified number of years to a person with:

†††† (a) A bachelorís degree or less, for 5 years.

†††† (b) A masterís degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 6 years.

†††† (c) A specialistís degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 8 years.

†††† (d) A doctoral degree and 3 years of verified teaching experience, for 10 years.

†††† (e) A National Board Certification issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for 10 years. If the National Board Certificate expires less than 10 years after the date of application, the license is valid for the period of the certificate.

  A license specified in this subsection is renewable.

†††† 2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 391.057, a license expires on the holderís date of birth in the year of expiration.

†††† 3.  A provisional license that is renewable becomes invalid on the date of expiration of the provision. If the holder of such a license provides evidence to the Department of his or her completion of the course work required to satisfy the provision, the Department will remove the provision and the license remains valid until the date of expiration of the license.

†††† 4.  An endorsement becomes invalid on the date that the license to which it is attached expires.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.020 subsecs. 6 & 10, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 1-11-96; 12-13-96, eff. 1-1-97; R092-97, 1-14-98; R089-99, 10-25-99; R048-09, 11-25-2009; R115-11, 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.063  Voluntary surrender and reinstatement of license or endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A person may voluntarily surrender his or her license or endorsement by submitting a notarized statement of surrender to the Department.

†††† 2.  A person who has voluntarily surrendered his or her license or endorsement and wishes to reinstate it must reapply for the license or endorsement by following the procedures and meeting all requirements as if the person were applying for a new license or endorsement.

†††† 3.  A fee will be charged for the issuance of the new license pursuant to NRS 391.040.

†††† 4.  The voluntary surrender of a license or the failure to renew a license does not preclude the Board from hearing a complaint for disciplinary action made against the licensee.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 10-23-92)

††††† NAC 391.065  Renewal of license: Educational and professional requirements; exception. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the educational prerequisites for renewal of a license are as follows:

†††† (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), a license that is renewable may be renewed if its holder earns 6 semester hours of credit or the equivalent during the term of the license.

†††† (b) The holder of a license issued on a specialistís or doctorís degree or a National Board Certification must show evidence of professional growth in the area of endorsement during the term of the license.

†††† 2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to the renewal of a license pursuant to NAC 391.073.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.050, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 1-11-96; R089-99, 10-25-99; R167-08, 12-17-2008)

††††† NAC 391.070  Renewal of license: General requirements; fee; delay of expiration date by Superintendent of Public Instruction. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.033, 391.040)

†††† 1.  To renew a license, the holder must submit before it expires:

†††† (a) A request for renewal in the form prescribed by the Department;

†††† (b) Current official transcripts or verification of credits for in-service or continuing education courses; and

†††† (c) A renewal fee of $131, which includes the fees for processing the fingerprints of the licensee by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

†††† 2.  Renewal may not be requested earlier than 9 months before the expiration date of a license.

†††† 3.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may delay the expiration date of a license:

†††† (a) For not more than 30 days if the licensee has completed the educational prerequisites prescribed in NAC 391.065 and the general prerequisites prescribed in subsection 1 in a timely manner, except:

††††††††† (1) Submission of the request for renewal or the renewal fee, or both; or

††††††††† (2) Submission of the current official transcript or verification of credits.

†††† (b) For not more than 120 days pending receipt of the reports of the criminal history of the licensee by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.040 subsecs. 1 & 5, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 4-18-90, eff. 9-4-90; 11-4-91; 12-29-95, eff. 1-1-96; 1-11-96; R094-99, 11-2-99; R015-04, 5-7-2004; R114-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.073  Renewal of license: Requirements for persons who are retired and hold a valid license issued by Superintendent of Public Instruction; fee; term of validity; delay of expiration date by Superintendent; endorsement; renewal. (NRS 391.019, 391.033, 391.040)

†††† 1.  A person who is retired and who holds a valid license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction may submit an application on a form prescribed by the Department for renewal of the license. The application must include:

†††† (a) Proof that the applicant is retired under the Public Employeesí Retirement System;

†††† (b) Proof that the applicant has at least 15 years of verified employment experience in this State in a position that requires licensure by the Superintendent of Public Instruction pursuant to chapter 391 of NRS; and

†††† (c) A renewal fee of $131, which includes the fees for processing the fingerprints of the applicant by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the requirements for renewal set forth in NAC 391.065 do not apply.

†††† 2.  An application for renewal pursuant to this section may not be submitted earlier than 9 months before the expiration date of the license.

†††† 3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of NAC 391.060 to the contrary, the renewal of a license pursuant to this section is valid for 10 years. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may delay the expiration of a license for not more than 120 days pending receipt of the reports of the criminal history of the licensee by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A person may renew the license pursuant to this section if he or she satisfies the requirements of subsection 1.

†††† 4.  If a person who holds a license that is renewed pursuant to this section accepts employment with a public employer, the person shall comply with the applicable provisions of chapter 286 of NRS and any other statutes and regulations applicable to retired public employees.

†††† 5.  An applicant for renewal pursuant to this section who seeks to renew an endorsement in a field of specialization shall comply with the applicable requirements for the renewal of the endorsement.

†††† 6.  As used in this section, ďpublic employerĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 286.070.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R167-08, eff. 12-17-2008; A by R114-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.075  Renewal of license: Credits and courses. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Credits for renewal may be earned by:

†††† (a) Attending a course at, or taking a correspondence course given by, an accredited college or university, attending any state or national conference which has been approved by the Department to offer credit for continuing education or taking an in-service course offered by the Department or a continuing education course offered by a provider who is approved by the Commission if the course or conference:

††††††††† (1) Is directly related to the personís current license or will enhance the effectiveness of the personís teaching;

††††††††† (2) Is in a subject for which shortages of personnel, as determined by the Board, exist; or

††††††††† (3) Is part of an approved program leading to an advanced degree;

†††† (b) Engaging in foreign or domestic travel which is directly related to the area of licensure of the person and is approved not less than 30 days before departure by the Department; or

†††† (c) Completing courses provided by or under the jurisdiction of a state or national professional organization or association which is specific to the personís area of discipline and which is on a list maintained by the Department.

†††† 2.  One credit will be given for the completion of 15 hours of:

†††† (a) Course work at a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association;

†††† (b) In-service courses offered by the Department; or

†††† (c) Classroom instruction in continuing education or attendance at a conference for which continuing education credits may be earned, if the state or national professional organization or association and the course or conference have been approved by the Department at least 15 days before the course or conference commences. Two credits will be given for 6 weeks of travel, 1 credit for 1 month. No credit will be allowed for travel of less than 1 month.

†††† 3.  A person holding a masterís degree or a more advanced degree may receive not more than 2 credits by conducting a seminar or workshop or by teaching at the college or university level, if the seminar, workshop or course being taught is in the area of licensure of the person.

†††† 4.  A holder of a special license to teach career and technical education may earn a maximum of 2 credits for 160 or more hours of full-time continuous employment in the career and technical education field in which he or she teaches and is licensed. The credit for employment must be approved by the Department or a university or college.

†††† 5.  A person is entitled to receive 6 credits for the completion of the requirements for the National Board Certification upon the submission of a copy of the official assessment scores issued to that person by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. A person is not required to be a holder of a National Board Certification to receive such credits.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.040 subsecs. 2-4, eff. 10-23-81; A 3-26-82]ó(NAC A 10-26-83; 2-20-85; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 10-18-89, eff. 1-21-90; 11-4-91; 1-11-96; R089-99, 10-25-99; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R017-09, 10-27-2009)

††††† NAC 391.077  Extension of time prescribed for renewal of license or for validity of provisional license; time for filing request for extension; period of validity. (NRS 391.019, 391.023, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may extend the time prescribed for renewal of a license or for the validity of a provisional license if:

†††† (a) The licensee provides proof that a course or test required for renewal of his or her license or removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued was not available during the time his or her license was valid.

†††† (b) The licensee provides proof that:

††††††††† (1) The licensee was issued the provisional license while residing outside of this State; and

††††††††† (2) The test required for removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued was not available to the licensee during the time his or her license was valid because the licensee was residing outside of this State on the date when the test was offered.

†††† (c) The Departmentís file relating to the licensee contains adequate documentation that the licensee was misinformed about the requirements necessary to renew his or her license or remove the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued.

†††† (d) The licensee took the wrong test or course necessary to renew his or her license or remove the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued.

†††† (e) The licensee provides written proof from a representative of a religious denomination, sect or organization that a course or test necessary to renew his or her license or remove a provision under which his or her provisional license was issued was offered only during a time which conflicted with the religious beliefs of the licensee.

†††† (f) The unemployment of the licensee or personal medical expenses incurred by the licensee which were not covered under a plan of health insurance caused financial debts in excess of the personal income of the licensee and prevented the licensee from complying with the financial requirements for renewal of the license or removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued.

†††† (g) The licensee suffered a medical condition which prevented the licensee from satisfying the requirements for renewal of his or her license or removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued and the licensee provides written proof:

††††††††† (1) From a licensed physician that the licensee suffered from such a medical condition, including the duration of the medical condition; and

††††††††† (2) Of the number of days the licensee worked during the time that his or her license was valid.

†††† (h) The licensee suffered mental anxiety caused by a physical or mental condition which prevented the licensee from passing the test or course required for renewal of his or her license or removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued. The licensee must provide written proof from a licensed physician that the licensee suffered such mental anxiety.

†††† (i) A medical condition or administrative problem prevented the licensee from complying with the requirements for renewal of his or her license or removal of the provision under which his or her provisional license was issued and the Superintendent of Public Instruction determines that the medical condition or administrative problem is adequate to justify the extension.

†††† (j) The provisional license of the licensee expires during a school year and the removal of the licensee from his or her position of employment would have a detrimental effect on the pupils who are taught by the licensee, as determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. If an extension is granted pursuant to this paragraph, the extension expires on the last school day of the academic term for which the extension was granted or the time period prescribed in subsection 3, whichever occurs first.

†††† 2.  A request for an extension pursuant to subsection 1 must be received by the Superintendent of Public Instruction no less than 15 working days before the expiration of the license or provisional license. If such a request is received less than 15 working days before the expiration of the license or provisional license, the licensee is not guaranteed a decision on the request before the license becomes invalid or expires. A request for an extension which is postmarked or received after the date of expiration of the license or provisional license will not be considered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 3.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant an extension for a period of not more than 6 months after the date the extension is granted. In no case may a further extension be granted.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 6-19-96; A by R087-97, 1-14-98; R057-03, 10-21-2003)

††††† NAC 391.080  Approval of providers of continuing education. (NRS 391.019)  The Commission will approve a provider of continuing education upon receipt of evidence acceptable to the Commission:

†††† 1.  That the provider:

†††† (a) Is recognized locally, regionally or nationally as a professional organization that provides courses for continuing education and whose membership is composed primarily of teachers, administrators or other educational personnel; and

†††† (b) Is not a college or university;

†††† 2.  That a written outline of each course to be offered by the provider will be submitted to the Commission for approval before the course is offered; and

†††† 3.  That for each course presented the provider will certify to the Commission:

†††† (a) The name of each person who enrolls in the course and completes the required work;

†††† (b) That the topics included by the provider in the written outline which was approved by the Commission were presented during the course;

†††† (c) The number of clock hours completed by the person taking the course; and

†††† (d) The attendance record of each person taking the course.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 10-18-89, eff. 1-21-90)

††††† NAC 391.082  Approval of courses completed by applicant at regionally accredited institution. (NRS 385.080, 391.038)  Upon request by an applicant for a license, endorsement of a license, renewal of a license or removal of a provision under which a provisional license was issued, the Department will approve a course or courses completed by the applicant at a regionally accredited institution that meets the licensure requirements, whether or not the course or courses are part of a course of study and training approved by the board pursuant to NAC 391.557 and 391.558.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 7-19-96; A by R110-97, 12-10-97)

††††† NAC 391.083  Limitation on employment of person who holds license to teach and certain special endorsements. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person who holds a license to teach may be employed by a school district to teach only at the grade level for which the person is licensed regardless of whether the person holds an endorsement that is applicable to other grade levels.

†††† 2.  If a person holds:

†††† (a) An endorsement as a professional administrator of a school or program;

†††† (b) An endorsement as a school library media specialist; or

†††† (c) An endorsement as a professional school library media specialist,

  the person may be employed by a school district to perform the duties related to that endorsement at any grade level regardless of the grade level for which he or she is licensed. A school district shall not employ such a person to teach unless the person holds a license for the appropriate grade level.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-00, 5-9-2000, eff. 7-1-2000; A by R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2007)

††††† NAC 391.085  Emergency relief from regulations. (NRS 391.019, 391.023)

†††† 1.  Except with regard to matters for which an extension may be granted pursuant to NAC 391.077, in an emergency, a person who has been issued a license or who has applied for a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may submit a written request for temporary relief from the regulations of the Commission relating to the licensure of teachers and other educational personnel if the person has a medical or administrative reason for requesting such relief.

†††† 2.  A person who submits such a request must:

†††† (a) Submit the request on a form prescribed by the Department;

†††† (b) Identify the regulation from which he or she is requesting relief;

†††† (c) Set forth the reasons why he or she is unable to comply with the requirements of the regulation;

†††† (d) Include medical or other documentation which supports the request; and

†††† (e) Submit the request to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 3.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant relief pursuant to this section for a period of not more than 6 months from the date the relief is granted. In no case may the period of relief be extended.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 11-13-90; A 6-19-96)

REVISERíS NOTE.

††††† The regulation of the Commission on Professional Standards in Education filed with the Secretary of State on November 13, 1990, the source of this section, contains the following provision not included in NAC:

††††† ďFor the purposes of this regulation, any provision in chapter 391 of NAC which refers to the certification of teachers or other educational personnel shall be deemed a regulation of the Commission on Professional Standards in Education relating to the licensure of teachers and other educational personnel.Ē

 

SPECIAL LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

††††† NAC 391.087  Requirements for teaching in program of instruction for prekindergarten pupils; exception. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person must hold a special license or endorsement issued pursuant to NAC 391.089 before teaching in a program of instruction for prekindergarten pupils conducted by a public school or a private school licensed pursuant to chapter 394 of NRS.

†††† 2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a person who:

†††† (a) Holds an elementary license pursuant to the provisions of NAC 391.095;

†††† (b) On July 1, 2002, is employed full-time teaching pupils in such a program; and

†††† (c) After July 1, 2002, is continuously employed full-time teaching pupils in such a program.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R120-99, 3-13-2000, eff. 7-1-2002; A by R020-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.089  Qualifications for teaching pupils from birth through second grade. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)  To receive a special license or endorsement to teach pupils from birth through the second grade, a person must hold a bachelorís degree or graduate degree from an accredited college or university and must:

†††† 1.  Have completed a program of preparation to teach such pupils that is approved by the Board;

†††† 2.  Hold a license to teach such pupils that was issued by another state and approved by the Commission;

†††† 3.  Hold an elementary license, a secondary license, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, that is endorsed with a major in child care, and:

†††† (a) Have experience teaching pupils under 6 years of age that consists of:

††††††††† (1) Eight semester hours of student teaching;

††††††††† (2) One year of verifiable experience teaching pupils in a program of early childhood education conducted by a public school, a public agency or a private school licensed pursuant to chapter 394 of NRS at the conclusion of which the person was eligible for reemployment; or

††††††††† (3) An equivalent field experience or practicum conducted by an accredited college or university;

†††† (b) Have completed at least 6 semester hours of courses in early childhood education consisting of courses in any of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Early childhood curriculum;

††††††††† (2) Emergent language and literacy; or

††††††††† (3) Play theory and creativity; and

†††† (c) Have completed at least 6 additional semester hours of courses in any of the courses described in paragraph (b) or in any of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Child development from birth to 8 years of age;

††††††††† (2) Diversity in young children;

††††††††† (3) Introduction to early childhood education;

††††††††† (4) Positive discipline and guidance for young children; or

††††††††† (5) Working with families with young children; or

†††† 4.  Have completed at least 35 semester hours of courses in early childhood education for children who are developing typically and atypically consisting of:

†††† (a) Six semester hours in child development and learning, with the content of the courses covering diversity in culture, language and ability;

†††† (b) Twelve semester hours in early childhood curriculum and program implementation that include at least one course in each of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Language and literacy;

††††††††† (2) Mathematics and science;

††††††††† (3) Social studies; and

††††††††† (4) Strategies for working with children with disabilities;

†††† (c) Three additional semester hours in early childhood curriculum and program implementation consisting of courses in any of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Curriculum for infants and toddlers;

††††††††† (2) Early childhood classroom management;

††††††††† (3) Integrated curriculum;

††††††††† (4) Play theory and creativity;

††††††††† (5) Positive discipline and guidance for young children; or

††††††††† (6) Technology;

†††† (d) Three semester hours in family and community relations, including working with families;

†††† (e) Three semester hours in assessment and evaluation for early childhood education; and

†††† (f) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, 8 semester hours of student teaching involving pupils in at least two different age groups, one of which must have included pupils in the first or second grade and one of which must have included pupils of any age from birth through kindergarten. At least one of the groups must have included pupils with and without disabilities. In lieu of completing 8 semester hours of student teaching, a person may have 1 year of verifiable experience teaching pupils under 6 years of age in a program of early childhood education conducted by a public school, a public agency or a private school licensed pursuant to chapter 394 of NRS at the conclusion of which the person was eligible for reemployment.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R120-99, eff. 3-13-2000; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

SPECIAL LICENSES FOR CERTAIN GRADES

††††† NAC 391.0895  Qualifications for teaching pupils in grades 5 through 9. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  To receive a special license to teach pupils in grades 5 through 9, an applicant must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils in grades 5 through 9 approved by the Board; or

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate to teach grades 5 through 9 issued by another state if that state is a signatory with the State of Nevada on the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Interstate Contract.

†††† 2.  A special license to teach pupils in grades 5 through 9 authorizes the holder to teach pupils enrolled in those grades. Such a license is not required to teach pupils in a middle school or junior high school.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R116-01, eff. 3-27-2002)

ELEMENTARY LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.090  Authority conferred by license. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  An elementary license authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in kindergarten through eighth grade in any:

†††† 1.  Public school; or

†††† 2.  Private school licensed in this State.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.060, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88, eff. 12-3-88; 10-18-89; 7-7-94)

††††† NAC 391.095  Qualifications for elementary license. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an elementary license, a person must hold a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university and must have completed a program of preparation for teaching in the elementary grades which is approved by the Board. The program must include, without limitation:

†††† 1.  Thirty-two semester hours of credit in courses in elementary professional education consisting of:

†††† (a) Eight semester hours of credit in supervised student teaching in kindergarten through eighth grade;

†††† (b) Nine semester hours of credit in methods of teaching elementary subjects, including, but not limited to, mathematics, science and social studies;

†††† (c) Nine semester hours of credit in the teaching of literacy or language arts; and

†††† (d) Six semester hours of credit in professional education course work which must include course work in at least two of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Classroom management;

††††††††† (2) English as a second language;

††††††††† (3) Technology;

††††††††† (4) Evaluation of pupils;

††††††††† (5) Child development;

††††††††† (6) Special education; or

††††††††† (7) Social and cultural issues; and

†††† 2.  Eighteen semester hours of credit which must include at least 6 semester hours of credit in each of the following subject areas:

†††† (a) Mathematics;

†††† (b) Science; and

†††† (c) Social studies.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.070, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 9-13-91; R097-97, 2-26-98, eff. 12-12-98; R003-05, 10-31-2005; R086-09, 5-5-2011)

††††† NAC 391.096  Qualifications for physical education elementary license. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive a license designated as a physical education elementary license, a person must hold a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university and must have completed 58 semester hours of credit in courses in professional studies in physical education for kindergarten through eighth grade consisting of:

†††† (a) Eighteen semester hours of credit which includes course work in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Anatomical kinesiology or mechanical kinesiology, or both;

††††††††† (2) The physiology of exercise;

††††††††† (3) The psychological aspects or social aspects of physical education, or both;

††††††††† (4) Motor development;

††††††††† (5) Testing and measuring skills and abilities in physical education; and

††††††††† (6) Advanced first aid or an equivalent course of study;

†††† (b) Eighteen semester hours of credit in teaching elementary physical education, including, without limitation, teaching:

††††††††† (1) Adapted physical education;

††††††††† (2) Rhythmic activities for pupils in elementary grades;

††††††††† (3) Movement experiences for pupils in preschool and primary grades; and

††††††††† (4) Movement experiences for pupils in intermediate grades; and

†††† (c) Twenty-two semester hours of credit in professional education including:

††††††††† (1) Foundations of education;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching in elementary physical education; and

††††††††† (3) Eight semester hours of credit in supervised student teaching of physical education for kindergarten through eighth grade.

†††† 2.  A physical education elementary license issued in accordance with this section authorizes the holder of the license to teach only physical education in kindergarten through eighth grade.

†††† 3.  A person is not required to hold a physical education elementary license to teach physical education in kindergarten through eighth grade. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit a school district from requiring a physical education elementary license as a requirement for employment to teach physical education in that school district.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R086-09, eff. 5-5-2011)

††††† NAC 391.098  Endorsements. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement on an elementary license, a person must complete 12 semester hours of credit within the area of the endorsement, except that:

†††† (a) An endorsement for English requires the completion of 3 semester hours of courses in advanced composition, descriptive grammar and speech.

†††† (b) An endorsement to teach pupils who are enrolled in a program of bilingual education requires the applicant to pass the examination required by subsection 1 of NAC 391.242, if an examination is available.

†††† 2.  The Board recognizes the following subjects for an endorsement on an elementary license:

†††† (a) Computers and technology relating to the use of computers.

†††† (b) English.

†††† (c) Health.

†††† (d) Mathematics.

†††† (e) Literacy.

†††† (f) Science.

†††† (g) Social studies.

†††† (h) Physical education.

†††† (i) Bilingual education.

†††† 3.  An endorsement on an elementary license is not required to teach in kindergarten through eighth grade. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit a school district from requiring a specific endorsement on an elementary license as a requirement for employment with that district.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88, eff. 12-3-88; A 10-18-89; 9-13-91; 12-13-96, eff. 1-1-97; R097-97, 2-26-98; R120-99, 3-13-2000, eff. 7-1-2002; R025-07 & R027-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.100  Professional license as elementary teacher. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive a professional license as an elementary teacher, a person must:

†††† 1.  Meet all requirements for an elementary license;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree in education; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher in kindergarten or any grade through eighth grade in schools approved by the Department.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.080, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-13-91; 11-4-91; R097-97, 2-26-98)

LICENSES TO TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL OR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION; ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.111  Qualifications for license; requirements and recognized subjects for endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, a person must hold a bachelorís degree or a higher degree from an accredited college or university and have completed:

†††† (a) A program of preparation for teaching middle school or junior high school education which is approved by the Board; or

†††† (b) Twenty-four semester credits of course work in professional education which must include:

††††††††† (1) Eight semester credits of supervised student teaching in a designated level of middle school or junior high school;

††††††††† (2) A course in the methods and materials for teaching the major or minor field of specialization at the middle school, junior high school or secondary grade level, or a course in integrated methods at the middle school or junior high school level;

††††††††† (3) Three semester credits in a course of study regarding education or curricular adaptation for pupils with disabilities or a course of study regarding foundations of education or methods in teaching English language learners;

††††††††† (4) Six semester credits of course work in at least two of the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) The foundations, history, theory or philosophy of middle school;

†††††††††††††† (II) The curriculum, pedagogy or assessment for middle school;

†††††††††††††† (III) Adolescent growth and development;

†††††††††††††† (IV) The nature and needs of the adolescent, including social, emotional and cultural concerns;

†††††††††††††† (V) Classroom management strategies;

†††††††††††††† (VI) School, family and community collaboration; or

†††††††††††††† (VII) Supervision and evaluation of programs and pupils in a middle school; and

††††††††† (5) Six semester credits of course work in any of the following subjects:

†††††††††††††† (I) English as a second language, bilingualism or biculturalism;

†††††††††††††† (II) Educational technology;

†††††††††††††† (III) Tests and measurement;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Educational psychology;

†††††††††††††† (V) Education of the exceptional child;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Multicultural education; or

†††††††††††††† (VII) Educational research.

†††† 2.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1, an applicant for a license to teach middle school or junior high school education must have completed 24 semester credits in a major field of endorsement or area of concentration. Subsequent minor fields of endorsement may be added to the license upon verification of 14 semester hours of credit.

†††† 3.  The following subjects are recognized for an endorsement of a license to teach middle school or junior high school education:

†††† (a) Art;

†††† (b) English language arts;

†††† (c) Foreign language, as specified in subparagraphs (1) to (14), inclusive, of paragraph (m) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.131;

†††† (d) Instrumental and vocal music;

†††† (e) Instrumental music;

†††† (f) Mathematics;

†††† (g) Science;

†††† (h) Social science; and

†††† (i) Vocal music.

†††† 4.  An endorsement for mathematics requires the completion of three semester credits in a course in college algebra or the concepts of calculus, including, without limitation, an introduction to limits, derivatives and integrals, precalculus or differential calculus.

†††† 5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a major or minor field of endorsement or area of concentration identified in subsection 3 shall be deemed to be satisfied if the applicant holds a bachelorís degree or a higher degree with a major, minor or area of concentration identified on the official transcript of record conferred by a regionally accredited college or university.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R005-05, eff. 10-31-2005; A by R027-07, 10-31-2007; R136-09, 1-28-2010; R109-11, 2-15-2012)

††††† NAC 391.113  Endorsement for recognized field of teaching. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A license to teach middle school or junior high school education that is endorsed for a recognized field of teaching authorizes the holder to teach in grades 7, 8 and 9 in a:

†††† (a) Designated middle school; or

†††† (b) Designated junior high school.

†††† 2.  The endorsement is based upon an applicantís field of specialization or concentration, commonly designated as his or her major, minor or area of concentration.

†††† 3.  Major or minor fields of endorsement or areas of concentration must be in subjects normally taught in middle schools or junior high schools.

†††† 4.  The Commission will determine the acceptability of any major or minor field for designation in an endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R005-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

SECONDARY LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.120  Qualifications for license. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except for a person who is applying for a secondary license pursuant to subsection 2, to receive a secondary license, a person must hold a bachelorís degree and have completed:

†††† (a) A program of preparation for teaching in the secondary grades approved by the Board pursuant to NAC 391.557 and 391.558;

†††† (b) Courses approved by the Board pursuant to NAC 391.082; or

†††† (c) Twenty-two semester hours of courses in secondary education, as follows:

††††††††† (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, 8 semester hours of supervised teaching;

††††††††† (2) A course in the methods and materials of teaching a field of specialization; and

††††††††† (3) Any other courses in secondary education approved by the Commission.

†††† 2.  To receive a secondary license with an endorsement in career and technical education, a person must hold a bachelorís degree and:

†††† (a) Have completed 22 semester hours of credit as follows:

††††††††† (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, 8 semester hours of supervised teaching;

††††††††† (2) A course in the methods and materials of teaching a field of specialization;

††††††††† (3) Three semester hours in professional career and technical education courses;

††††††††† (4) Three semester hours in a course on applied or work-based learning;

††††††††† (5) Three semester hours in a course on pupil organization and management in career and technical education; and

††††††††† (6) Any other courses in secondary education approved by the Commission;

†††† (b) Complete 1 year of verifiable work experience, which may be paid or unpaid, in a business, industry or agency that is outside any system of K-12 education within or outside of this State. The work experience must be in the area of the endorsement which will be attached to the secondary license; and

†††† (c) Hold a valid license in the area of career and technical education for which the person is applying for a secondary license with an endorsement if such a license is required by state law to provide services to the general public.

†††† 3.  If a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter is applying for an additional license pursuant to NRS 391.0315 and the person has 3 years of verified teaching experience, the person is not required to complete the 8 semester hours of supervised teaching but must fulfill those 8 semester hours by completing additional courses in secondary education approved by the Commission.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.130, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; 11-22-91; A by Bd. of Education, 7-19-96; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R181-97, 3-31-98; R223-05, 2-23-2006; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R018-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.125  Endorsement for recognized field of teaching. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  A secondary license which is endorsed for a recognized field of teaching authorizes the holder to teach in:

†††† (a) Departmentalized seventh or eighth grade;

†††† (b) A junior high school;

†††† (c) An approved middle school; and

†††† (d) A senior high school.

†††† 2.  The endorsement is based upon an applicantís field of specialization or concentration, usually designated as his or her major, minor or area of concentration.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.110, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.130  Major and minor fields. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Major or minor fields must be in subjects normally taught in junior and senior high schools.

†††† 2.  The Commission will determine the acceptability of any major or minor field for designation in an endorsement.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.120, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 10-26-83; 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91)

††††† NAC 391.1301  Comprehensive majors and minors recognized by Commission. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  The Commission recognizes the following fields as comprehensive majors or minors, which require 36 or 24 semester hours of credit respectively:

†††† 1.  In academic education:

†††† (a) Art;

†††† (b) Biological science;

†††† (c) English as a second language;

†††† (d) English;

†††† (e) General science;

†††† (f) Instrumental and vocal music;

†††† (g) Instrumental music;

†††† (h) Mathematics;

†††† (i) Physical education;

†††† (j) Physical education and health;

†††† (k) Physical science;

†††† (l) Recreational physical education;

†††† (m) Social studies;

†††† (n) Speech and drama; and

†††† (o) Vocal music.

  For the comprehensive majors and minors identified in this subsection, a person who holds a bachelorís degree or a higher degree with a major or minor conferred by a regionally accredited college or university shall be deemed to qualify for a comprehensive major or minor, as applicable, if he or she has satisfied the requirements of NAC 391.120.

†††† 2.  In career and technical education:

†††† (a) Agricultural education;

†††† (b) Automotive service technology;

†††† (c) Business education;

†††† (d) Child care;

†††† (e) Communications and media;

†††† (f) Construction technology;

†††† (g) Drafting and design;

†††† (h) Electronic technology;

†††† (i) Family and consumer sciences;

†††† (j) Food services;

†††† (k) Health occupations;

†††† (l) Hospitality and recreation;

†††† (m) Human services;

†††† (n) Industrial arts;

†††† (o) Manufacturing technology;

†††† (p) Marketing education;

†††† (q) Stage and theater technology; and

†††† (r) Technology education.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; 1-11-96; R182-97, 3-31-98; R075-00, 6-20-2000; R099-03, 9-24-2003; R223-05, 2-23-2006; R026-07 & R027-07, 10-31-2007; R018-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.13015  Major or minor in art. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in art consists of 36 semester hours as follows:

†††† (a) Twenty-four semester hours which must include at least 6 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) History of art;

††††††††† (2) Drawing;

††††††††† (3) Painting; and

††††††††† (4) Ceramics or sculpture; and

†††† (b) Twelve semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Design;

††††††††† (2) Digital or graphic arts;

††††††††† (3) Photography or printmaking; and

††††††††† (4) Working with a medium other than a medium that was used to satisfy the requirements set forth in:

†††††††††††††† (I) Paragraph (a); or

†††††††††††††† (II) Subparagraph (1), (2) or (3) of this paragraph.

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in art consists of 24 semester hours as follows:

†††† (a) Fifteen semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) History of art;

††††††††† (2) Drawing;

††††††††† (3) Painting;

††††††††† (4) Ceramics or sculpture; and

††††††††† (5) Digital or graphic arts; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in at least three of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Design;

††††††††† (2) Photography;

††††††††† (3) Printmaking; or

††††††††† (4) Working with a medium other than a medium that was used to satisfy the requirements set forth in:

†††††††††††††† (I) Paragraph (a); or

†††††††††††††† (II) Subparagraph (1), (2) or (3) of this paragraph.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R025-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.1302  Major or minor in biological science. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in biological science must include at least 3 semester hours each in any four of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Biology;

†††† (b) Botany;

†††† (c) Chemistry;

†††† (d) Environmental or ecological science;

†††† (e) Physiology; or

†††† (f) Zoology.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in biological science must include at least 3 semester hours each in any three of the areas listed in subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.1303  Major or minor in English. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in English must exclude any credit for freshman English and must include 15 semester hours for courses normally given to juniors or seniors. At least 3 semester hours must be in each of the following areas:

†††† (a) Courses in composition normally given to juniors or seniors.

†††† (b) Descriptive grammar.

†††† (c) Reading.

†††† (d) American literature.

†††† (e) English literature.

†††† (f) General survey of literature.

†††† (g) Journalism.

†††† (h) Speech or dramatic or theatrical art.

†††† (i) Linguistics or the history of language.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in English must exclude any credit for freshman English and must include 10 semester hours for courses normally given to juniors or seniors. At least 3 semester hours must have been received in each of the areas listed in paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, of subsection 1 and at least 3 semester hours in journalism, speech or dramatic arts.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A 10-17-86)

††††† NAC 391.1304  Major or minor in general science. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in general science must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Biology;

†††† (b) Chemistry;

†††† (c) Physics; and

†††† (d) Earth science, space science, electronics or engineering.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in general science must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Chemistry;

†††† (b) Physics; and

†††† (c) Biology.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84)

††††† NAC 391.13043  Major or minor in mathematics. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in mathematics consists of 36 semester hours of credit which must include:

†††† (a) At least 9 semester hours of credit in calculus courses.

†††† (b) In addition to the semester hours required by paragraph (a), at least 27 semester hours of credit in courses involving:

††††††††† (1) Probability or statistics;

††††††††† (2) Number theory or numerical analysis;

††††††††† (3) Linear algebra;

††††††††† (4) Abstract or modern algebra;

††††††††† (5) Finite mathematics or discrete processes; and

††††††††† (6) If necessary to complete 27 semester hours of credit:

†††††††††††††† (I) The history of mathematics;

†††††††††††††† (II) Euclidean geometry;

†††††††††††††† (III) Non-Euclidean geometry;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Mathematical computer applications, data structures or programming;

†††††††††††††† (V) Differential equations; and

†††††††††††††† (VI) Real number analysis.

†††† 2.  A person who holds a bachelorís degree or a higher degree with a major in mathematics that was conferred by a regionally accredited college or university shall be deemed to have qualified for a comprehensive major in mathematics if he or she has satisfied the requirements of NAC 391.120.

†††† 3.  A recipient of a comprehensive major in mathematics may teach in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, any course in mathematics included in the course of study adopted by the Board.

†††† 4.  A comprehensive minor in mathematics consists of 24 semester hours of credit which must include:

†††† (a) At least 6 semester hours of credit in calculus courses.

†††† (b) In addition to the semester hours required by paragraph (a), at least 18 semester hours of credit in courses involving:

††††††††† (1) Probability or statistics;

††††††††† (2) Finite mathematics, discrete mathematics, number theory or numerical analysis;

††††††††† (3) Linear, abstract or modern algebra; and

††††††††† (4) If necessary to complete 18 semester hours of credit:

†††††††††††††† (I) Multivariate calculus;

†††††††††††††† (II) The history of mathematics;

†††††††††††††† (III) Differential equations;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Real number analysis;

†††††††††††††† (V) Euclidean geometry;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Non-Euclidean geometry; and

†††††††††††††† (VII) Mathematical computer applications, data structures or programming.

†††† 5.  A person who holds a bachelorís degree or a higher degree with a minor in mathematics that was conferred by a regionally accredited college or university shall be deemed to have qualified for a comprehensive minor in mathematics if he or she has satisfied the requirements of NAC 391.120.

†††† 6.  A recipient of a comprehensive minor in mathematics may teach in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, any course in mathematics included in the course of study adopted by the Board up to and including Algebra II and Geometry I.

†††† 7.  A person who received an endorsement to teach mathematics before January 14, 1998, but who has not fulfilled the requirements for calculus, may teach in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, any course in mathematics included in the course of study adopted by the Board up to and including Algebra II and Geometry I.

†††† 8.  A person who receives an endorsement to teach mathematics on or after January 14, 1998, must complete a course in the methods of teaching mathematics to renew the endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 1-11-96; A by R094-97, 1-14-98; R189-99, 3-13-2000; R093-02, 11-13-2002; R127-05, 12-29-2005)

††††† NAC 391.13045  Major or minor in instrumental music. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in instrumental music consists of 36 semester hours of credit in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Twenty-four semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music in instrumental music which must be in an area of specialization; and

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

†††† (b) Twelve semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble; and

††††††††† (3) Techniques and pedagogy for brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments.

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in instrumental music consists of 24 semester hours of credit in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Fifteen semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music in instrumental music which must be in an area of specialization; and

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours in the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble; and

††††††††† (3) Techniques and pedagogy for brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R027-07, eff. 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.13046  Major or minor in instrumental and vocal music. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in instrumental and vocal music consists of 36 semester hours in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Twenty-four semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music, including training in instrumental and vocal music;

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

††††††††† (5) Techniques and pedagogy for brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments; and

†††† (b) Twelve semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble; and

††††††††† (3) Choral literature, diction or vocal techniques and pedagogy.

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in instrumental and vocal music consists of 24 semester hours of credit in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Fifteen semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history and literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music in instrumental and vocal music; and

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours in the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble;

††††††††† (3) Techniques and pedagogy for brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments; and

††††††††† (4) Choral literature, diction or vocal techniques and pedagogy.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R027-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.13047  Major or minor in vocal music. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in vocal music consists of 36 semester hours of credit in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Twenty-four semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music in vocal music; and

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

†††† (b) Twelve semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble; and

††††††††† (3) Choral literature, diction or vocal techniques and pedagogy.

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in vocal music consists of 24 semester hours of credit in a course of study as follows:

†††† (a) Fifteen semester hours which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music in vocal music; and

††††††††† (4) Piano; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours in the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Conducting;

††††††††† (2) Music ensemble; and

††††††††† (3) Choral literature, diction or vocal techniques and pedagogy.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R027-07, eff. 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.13048  Major or minor in physical education. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in physical education consists of 36 semester hours in a course of study which includes course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Anatomical kinesiology or mechanical kinesiology, or both;

†††† (b) The physiology of exercise;

†††† (c) Testing and measurement of skills and ability in physical education;

†††† (d) The psychological or social aspects of physical education;

†††† (e) Methods and techniques of teaching sports for teams;

†††† (f) Adapted physical education;

†††† (g) Methods and techniques of teaching physical fitness;

†††† (h) Methods and techniques of teaching rhythm and dance;

†††† (i) Motor learning;

†††† (j) Methods and techniques of teaching individual sports and sports that can be participated in at any stage of life;

†††† (k) Methods of teaching secondary physical education; and

†††† (l) Advanced first aid or an equivalent course of study.

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in physical education consists of 24 semester hours in a course of study which includes course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Anatomical kinesiology or mechanical kinesiology, or both;

†††† (b) The physiology of exercise;

†††† (c) Methods and techniques of teaching physical fitness;

†††† (d) Methods and techniques of teaching individual sports and sports that can be participated in at any stage of life;

†††† (e) Methods and techniques of teaching sports for teams; and

†††† (f) Motor learning.

†††† 3.  A 1-credit hour activity course in dance, weight training or a sport such as basketball, baseball, track or tennis is not acceptable in meeting the requirements for a comprehensive minor in physical education.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; 9-13-91)

††††† NAC 391.1305  Major or minor in physical science. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in physical science must include at least:

†††† (a) Six semester hours in each of:

††††††††† (1) Chemistry; and

††††††††† (2) Physics; and

†††† (b) Three semester hours in each of:

††††††††† (1) Geology; and

††††††††† (2) Earth science, space science, electronics or engineering.

†††† 2.  The semester hours required for a minor in physical science must include 3 semester hours in each of the following areas:

†††† (a) Chemistry;

†††† (b) Physics;

†††† (c) Geology; and

†††† (d) Earth science, space science, electronics or engineering.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84)

††††† NAC 391.1306  Major or minor in social studies. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  A comprehensive major in social studies consists of 36 semester hours of credit as follows:

†††† (a) Twenty-one semester hours of credit which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Economics;

††††††††† (2) Geography;

††††††††† (3) History of the United States;

††††††††† (4) History of the world;

††††††††† (5) Political science;

††††††††† (6) Ethnic studies; and

††††††††† (7) Psychology or sociology; and

†††† (b) Fifteen semester hours of credit in any of the areas of study listed in subparagraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of paragraph (a).

†††† 2.  A comprehensive minor in social studies consists of 24 semester hours of credit as follows:

†††† (a) Fifteen semester hours of credit which must include at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Economics;

††††††††† (2) Geography;

††††††††† (3) History of the United States;

††††††††† (4) History of the world; and

††††††††† (5) Political science;

†††† (b) Six semester hours of credit in any of the areas of study listed in subparagraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of paragraph (a); and

†††† (c) Three semester hours of credit in any of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Ethnic studies; or

††††††††† (2) Psychology or sociology.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R048-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.13062  Major or minor in agricultural education. (NRS 391.019)  The semester hours of credit required for a major or minor in agricultural education must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† 1.  Animal science;

†††† 2.  Agricultural economics;

†††† 3.  Agronomy;

†††† 4.  Horticulture; and

†††† 5.  Agricultural mechanics.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13064  Major or minor in automotive service technology. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in automotive service technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Automatic transmission and transaxle;

†††† (b) Brakes;

†††† (c) Electrical and electronic systems;

†††† (d) Engine performance;

†††† (e) Engine repair;

†††† (f) Heating and air-conditioning;

†††† (g) Manual drivetrain and axles; and

†††† (h) Suspension and steering.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in automotive service technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Brakes;

†††† (b) Electrical and electronic systems;

†††† (c) Engine performance; and

†††† (d) Suspension and steering.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R075-00, 6-20-2000)

††††† NAC 391.13065  Endorsement to teach automotive service technology: Qualifications; provisional endorsement; credit toward renewal of license. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach automotive service technology, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a secondary license;

†††† (b) Have satisfied the requirements for a major or minor in automotive service technology pursuant to NAC 391.13064; and

†††† (c) Be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as:

††††††††† (1) A master automobile technician; or

††††††††† (2) An automobile technician in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Brakes;

†††††††††††††† (II) Electrical and electronic systems;

†††††††††††††† (III) Engine performance; and

†††††††††††††† (IV) Suspension and steering.

†††† 2.  A person who has satisfied the requirements for an endorsement set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 but not the requirement of certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence required by paragraph (c) of that subsection may receive a provisional endorsement to teach automotive service technology. A provisional endorsement issued pursuant to this subsection is valid for 3 years and is not renewable.

†††† 3.  A person who holds an endorsement to teach automotive service technology is entitled to receive 3 semester hours of credit toward the renewal of his or her license pursuant to NAC 391.065 for each area set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 in which he or she is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as an automobile technician or master automobile technician during the term of the license.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R075-00, 6-20-2000, eff. 1-1-2001; A by R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R020-04, 5-7-2004)

††††† NAC 391.13066  Major or minor in business education. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in business education must include course work in each of the following areas of study, including 9 semester hours in upper division courses:

†††† (a) Accounting;

†††† (b) Business law;

†††† (c) Communications;

†††† (d) Economics;

†††† (e) Management or operations management;

†††† (f) Marketing; and

†††† (g) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, use of computers, which must include instruction in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Computer literacy, including, without limitation, proper keyboarding techniques, word processing and the use of databases and spreadsheets;

††††††††† (2) Desktop publishing or electronic publications;

††††††††† (3) Safety and research on the Internet; and

††††††††† (4) Multimedia software and peripherals.

†††† 2.  A person who holds a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification issued by Microsoft or its successor organization in at least three Microsoft Office programs or any other similar certification approved by the Commission:

†††† (a) Is not required to complete course work in the area of computers required pursuant to paragraph (g) of subsection 1.

†††† (b) Shall be deemed to have completed 3 semester hours of credit for each such certification he or she holds, not to exceed 9 semester hours of credit.

†††† 3.  The semester hours of credit for a major in business education may include course work in the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Entrepreneurship;

†††† (b) International business;

†††† (c) Management of information systems; or

†††† (d) Organizational behavior.

†††† 4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the semester hours of credit required for a minor in business education must include course work in the areas named in paragraphs (a) to (g), inclusive, of subsection 1, including 6 semester hours of credit in upper division courses.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A 2-24-95; R018-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.13068  Major or minor in child care. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in child care must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Child and human development;

†††† (b) Child guidance;

†††† (c) Children and families;

†††† (d) Human sexuality;

†††† (e) Preschool administration;

†††† (f) Preschool curriculum and methods;

†††† (g) Nutrition for young children;

†††† (h) Family life; and

†††† (i) Preschool programs and staff organization.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in child care must include course work in each of the areas listed in paragraphs (a) to (g), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.1307  Major or minor in communications and media. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in communications and media must include course work in each of the following areas:

†††† (a) Advertising;

†††† (b) Communication technology;

†††† (c) Speech communication;

†††† (d) Journalism;

†††† (e) Print media;

†††† (f) Public relations;

†††† (g) Radio;

†††† (h) Television;

†††† (i) Film communication;

†††† (j) International communication;

†††† (k) Innovative communication; and

†††† (l) Special communication.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in communications and media must include course work in each of the areas listed in paragraphs (a) to (h), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13072  Major or minor in construction technology. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in construction technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) A beginning course in industrial woodworking;

†††† (b) An advanced course in industrial woodworking;

†††† (c) Construction framing;

†††† (d) Building construction;

†††† (e) Reading blueprints;

†††† (f) Home planning and design;

†††† (g) Wiring houses;

†††† (h) Plumbing;

†††† (i) Cabinetmaking;

†††† (j) Basic drafting; and

†††† (k) Concrete drafting.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in construction technology must include course work in each of the areas listed in paragraph (a) to (h), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13074  Major or minor in drafting and design technology. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in drafting and design technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Beginning drafting;

†††† (b) Intermediate drafting;

†††† (c) Advanced drafting;

†††† (d) Introduction to drafting assisted by computer;

†††† (e) Drafting assisted by computer;

†††† (f) Architectural and mechanical drafting;

†††† (g) Reading blueprints;

†††† (h) Inking and office practice in drafting;

†††† (i) Scheduling construction cost;

†††† (j) Beginning technical drafting;

†††† (k) Intermediate technical drafting; and

†††† (l) Advanced technical drafting.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in drafting and design technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Beginning drafting;

†††† (b) Intermediate drafting;

†††† (c) Introduction to drafting assisted by computer;

†††† (d) Drafting assisted by computer;

†††† (e) Home planning and design;

†††† (f) Architectural drafting; and

†††† (g) Mechanical drafting.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13076  Major or minor in electronic technology. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in electronic technology must include course work in each of the following areas:

†††† (a) Direct current and alternating current electronic theory;

†††† (b) Solid state electronics;

†††† (c) Digital and computer electronics;

†††† (d) Technical computer programming;

†††† (e) Industrial electronics;

†††† (f) Ultra high frequency and microwave;

†††† (g) General electronics;

†††† (h) Communications;

†††† (i) Servicing electronics; and

†††† (j) Microprocessors.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in electronic technology must include course work in each of the areas of study listed in paragraphs (a) to (f), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13078  Major or minor in food service. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in food service must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Production of quantities of food and beverages;

†††† (b) Purchasing and storing of quantities of food and beverages;

†††† (c) Management of quantities of food and beverages;

†††† (d) Planning menus and nutrition;

†††† (e) Management and administration of food service systems;

†††† (f) Fast foods;

†††† (g) Baking;

†††† (h) Safety and sanitation; and

†††† (i) Management of personnel.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in food service must include course work in each of the areas of study listed in paragraphs (a) to (h), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.1308  Major or minor in health occupations. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in health occupations must include course work in at least five of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Dental health;

†††† (b) Medical laboratory services;

†††† (c) Nursing;

†††† (d) Emergency medical services;

†††† (e) Medical terminology;

†††† (f) Sports medicine or athletic training;

†††† (g) Environmental health;

†††† (h) Medical office services;

†††† (i) Health care supportive services;

†††† (j) Optical care services; and

†††† (k) Biomedical technology.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in health occupations must include course work in at least five of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Dental health;

†††† (b) Medical laboratory services;

†††† (c) Nursing;

†††† (d) Emergency medical services;

†††† (e) Medical terminology;

†††† (f) Sports medicine or athletic training;

†††† (g) Environmental health;

†††† (h) Medical office services; and

†††† (i) Health care supportive services.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R018-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.13082  Major or minor in family and consumer sciences. (NRS 391.019)  The semester hours of credit required for a major or minor in family and consumer sciences must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† 1.  Foods or culinary;

†††† 2.  Nutrition;

†††† 3.  Clothing and textiles;

†††† 4.  Consumerism;

†††† 5.  Housing environment or interior design;

†††† 6.  Child development; and

†††† 7.  Family relations.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R223-05, 2-23-2006)

††††† NAC 391.13086  Major or minor in human services. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in human services must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Human growth and development;

†††† (b) Human sexuality;

†††† (c) Adult development and aging;

†††† (d) Persons with special needs;

†††† (e) Nutrition for persons with special needs;

†††† (f) Curriculum and methods of human services;

†††† (g) Issues facing families;

†††† (h) Administration of human services; and

†††† (i) Human relationships.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in human services must include course work in each of the areas of study listed in paragraphs (a) to (f), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13088  Major or minor in industrial arts. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in industrial arts must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Construction;

†††† (b) Manufacturing products;

†††† (c) Electricity and electronics;

†††† (d) Drafting and design;

†††† (e) Visual communications; and

†††† (f) Energy power and transportation.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in industrial arts must include course work in each of the areas of study listed in paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, of subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.1309  Major or minor in manufacturing technology. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in manufacturing technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Acetylene welding;

†††† (b) Electric arc welding;

†††† (c) Machine tool operation;

†††† (d) Metal fabrication-arc;

†††† (e) Metal fabrication;

†††† (f) Industrial metals;

†††† (g) Reading blueprints;

†††† (h) Basic metals;

†††† (i) Welding design and layout;

†††† (j) Inspection testing;

†††† (k) Advanced arc welding; and

†††† (l) GTAW (TIG) and GMAW (MIG) welding.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in manufacturing technology must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Acetylene welding;

†††† (b) Introduction to arc welding;

†††† (c) Basic metals;

†††† (d) Welding design and layout;

†††† (e) Reading blueprints;

†††† (f) Machine reading;

†††† (g) Metal fabrication; and

†††† (h) Inspection testing.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.13092  Major in marketing education. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major in marketing education must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Retail management or merchandising;

†††† (b) Marketing;

†††† (c) Management;

†††† (d) Market research;

†††† (e) Internet marketing;

†††† (f) International marketing; and

†††† (g) Economics.

†††† 2.  In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, the semester hours of credit required for a major in marketing education may include course work in one or more of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Business administration;

†††† (b) Business law;

†††† (c) Professional sales;

†††† (d) Entrepreneurship; or

†††† (e) Advertising.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R018-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.13094  Major or minor in technology education: Requirements. (NRS 391.019)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.13098:

†††† 1.  The 36 semester hours of credit required for a major in technology education must include:

†††† (a) At least 6 semester hours of credit in communication technology, including, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) Electronic publishing;

††††††††† (2) Lasers and fiber optics;

††††††††† (3) Microcomputers;

††††††††† (4) Electronics;

††††††††† (5) Graphic communications;

††††††††† (6) Telecommunications; and

††††††††† (7) Drafting and design assisted by computer;

†††† (b) At least 6 semester hours of credit in energy, power and transportation, including, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) Alternative sources of energy;

††††††††† (2) Electricity;

††††††††† (3) Automotive and small engines;

††††††††† (4) Systems of transportation; and

††††††††† (5) Systems of fluid power;

†††† (c) At least 6 semester hours of credit in manufacturing technology, including, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) Processing of materials, including, without limitation, woods, plastics and metals;

††††††††† (2) Systems of manufacturing assisted by computer;

††††††††† (3) Robotics; and

††††††††† (4) Machine tool technology; and

†††† (d) At least 6 semester hours of credit in construction technology, including, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) Building construction;

††††††††† (2) Welding and metal fabrication; and

††††††††† (3) Engineering.

†††† 2.  The 24 semester hours of credit required for a minor in technology education must include course work in each of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Communications technology;

†††† (b) Energy, power and transportation;

†††† (c) Manufacturing technology; and

†††† (d) Construction technology.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R180-97, eff. 3-31-98)

††††† NAC 391.13096  Major or minor in technology education: Exemption of teachers from requirements. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Before the commencement of each school year, the superintendent of schools of a school district, the administrative head of a charter school or the executive head of a private school may submit to the Department a request for an exemption from the requirements of NAC 391.13094 on behalf of a licensed teacher who teaches in the school district, charter school or private school. A request for an exemption must include proof that the licensed teacher:

†††† (a) Holds a valid secondary or special license, including, without limitation, a secondary or special license with a business and industry endorsement;

†††† (b) Satisfactorily taught in a program of technology education pursuant to a contract at least one class period per day during the 1997 to 1998 school year or the 1998 to 1999 school year, or both; and

†††† (c) Has maintained continuous service as a teacher of technology education in this State.

  An exemption granted by the Department is valid for 1 school year and may be renewed annually if a request is submitted in accordance with this subsection.

†††† 2.  On or before October 1 of each year, the superintendent of schools of each school district, the administrative head of each charter school and the executive head of each private school shall submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a list of the licensed teachers who teach in the school district, charter school or private school for whom the Department has approved a request for an exemption for the current school year.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R180-97, eff. 3-31-98; A by R070-06, 9-18-2006)

††††† NAC 391.13098  Major or minor in technology education: Application for endorsement without satisfying requirements. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A person who holds a valid secondary license to teach with an endorsement in industrial arts may apply for an endorsement in technology education without satisfying the requirements of NAC 391.13094 if:

†††† (a) The person submits an application for an endorsement to the Department accompanied by the appropriate fee;

†††† (b) The person submits proof that he or she satisfactorily taught in a program of technology education pursuant to a contract at least one class period per day during the 1997 to 1998 school year or the 1998 to 1999 school year, or both; and

†††† (c) The Department receives the personís application on or before June 30, 1999.

†††† 2.  A person who holds a valid secondary license to teach in any subject area may apply for an endorsement in technology education without satisfying the requirements of NAC 391.13094 if:

†††† (a) The person submits an application for an endorsement to the Department accompanied by the appropriate fee;

†††† (b) The person submits proof that he or she satisfactorily taught in a program of technology education pursuant to a contract at least one class period per day for at least 3 school years during 1992 to 1999; and

†††† (c) The Department receives the personís application on or before June 30, 1999.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R180-97, eff. 3-31-98)

††††† NAC 391.131  Single-subject majors and minors. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Board recognizes the following single subjects in academic education as majors or minors, which require 30 or 16 semester hours of credit respectively:

†††† (a) Anthropology.

†††† (b) Biology.

†††† (c) Botany.

†††† (d) Chemistry.

†††† (e) Composition and rhetoric.

†††† (f) Computer science.

†††† (g) Dance.

†††† (h) Dramatic or theatrical arts.

†††† (i) Earth science.

†††† (j) Economics.

†††† (k) English or American literature.

†††† (l) Environmental science.

†††† (m) Foreign languages, including:

††††††††† (1) Arabic.

††††††††† (2) Chinese.

††††††††† (3) Filipino.

††††††††† (4) French.

††††††††† (5) German.

††††††††† (6) Hebrew.

††††††††† (7) Italian.

††††††††† (8) Japanese.

††††††††† (9) Korean.

††††††††† (10) Latin.

††††††††† (11) Russian.

††††††††† (12) Spanish.

††††††††† (13) Tagalog.

††††††††† (14) Turkish.

†††† (n) Geography.

†††† (o) Geology.

†††† (p) Health education.

†††† (q) History of the United States and the world.

†††† (r) Journalism and communication.

†††† (s) Linguistics.

†††† (t) Physics.

†††† (u) Physiology.

†††† (v) Political science.

†††† (w) Psychology.

†††† (x) Reading.

†††† (y) Sociology.

†††† (z) Speech.

†††† (aa) Zoology.

†††† 2.  The Board recognizes the following single subjects in career and technical education as majors or minors, which require 30 or 16 semester hours of credit respectively:

†††† (a) Accounting.

†††† (b) Air frame and power plant.

†††† (c) Carpentry.

†††† (d) Commercial art.

†††† (e) Commercial photography.

†††† (f) Computer electronics.

†††† (g) Computer science.

†††† (h) Cosmetology.

†††† (i) Data processing.

†††† (j) Diesel mechanics.

†††† (k) Economics.

†††† (l) Electronics.

†††† (m) Fashion merchandising.

†††† (n) Food catering.

†††† (o) Gerontology assistant.

†††† (p) Graphic arts.

†††† (q) Heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics.

†††† (r) Horticulture.

†††† (s) Mining equipment operation.

†††† (t) Radio and television communications.

†††† (u) Welding, brazing and soldering.

†††† (v) Photography.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; 1-11-96; R098-97, 1-9-98; R001-05, 10-31-2005; R222-05, 2-23-2006; R026-07 & R027-07, 10-31-2007; R136-09, 1-28-2010; R018-11, 10-26-2011; R109-11, 2-15-2012)

††††† NAC 391.13105  Single-subject major involving music. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  A major in a single subject consists of 30 semester hours in courses of study involving:

†††† 1.  Musical instruments, including courses in:

†††† (a) Basic music, including theory, harmony, singing by sight and developing a sensitivity to musical tone or pitch;

†††† (b) The history or literature of music;

†††† (c) Applied music;

†††† (d) Music ensemble, including band or orchestra;

†††† (e) Techniques for teaching and playing musical instruments; and

†††† (f) Methods for teaching and playing musical instruments; and

†††† 2.  Choral and vocal music including courses in:

†††† (a) Basic music, including theory, harmony, singing by sight and developing a sensitivity to musical pitch and tone;

†††† (b) The history or literature of music;

†††† (c) Applied music in piano;

†††† (d) Choral ensemble;

†††† (e) Choral literature and methods for teaching chorus; and

†††† (f) Elementary methods of teaching music.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.1312  Restrictions on hours of credit for certain subjects. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The semester hours of credit required for a major listed in subparagraphs (1) to (14), inclusive, of paragraph (m) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.131 and paragraph (z) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.131 must include 15 semester hours in courses normally given to juniors or seniors.

†††† 2.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor listed in the paragraphs identified in subsection 1 must include 5 semester hours in courses normally given to juniors or seniors.

†††† 3.  The semester hours of credit required for a major listed in subparagraphs (1) to (14), inclusive, of paragraph (m) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.131 and paragraphs (t) and (z) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.131 must not include any semester hours in freshman English. Eighteen of the semester hours must be in courses normally given to juniors or seniors.

†††† 4.  The semester hours of credit required for a minor in reading must not include any semester hours in freshman English. Nine of the semester hours of credit must be in courses normally given to juniors or seniors.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R098-97, 1-9-98; R001-05, 10-31-2005; R222-05, 2-23-2006; R027-07, 10-31-2007; R136-09, 1-28-2010; R109-11, 2-15-2012)

††††† NAC 391.133  Instructor or coordinator for career and technical education: Qualifications. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To qualify as an instructor or coordinator for career and technical education, a person must hold a career and technical education endorsement.

†††† 2.  One year of full-time employment is equal to 2,000 hours of part-time employment in meeting the work experience required for a career and technical education endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R026-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.134  Career and technical education secondary endorsement: Authorized activities of holder. (NRS 391.019)  A person who holds a career and technical education secondary endorsement may:

†††† 1.  Provide instruction in the areas of career and technical education included in the specific programs stated in the personís endorsement; and

†††† 2.  Teach an academic subject if it is:

†††† (a) Related to an area of career and technical education which the personís endorsement allows him or her to teach; and

†††† (b) Necessary to achieve success in the instruction of that area of career and technical education.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-1-89; A by R026-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.135  Professional secondary license: Qualifications. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive a secondary license as a professional teacher, a person must:

†††† 1.  Have met all the requirements for a secondary license;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher in state-approved secondary schools.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.140, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89)

††††† NAC 391.136  Endorsement in mathematics and science: Conditions for substitution of course work. (NRS 391.019)  An applicant for a secondary license with an endorsement in biological science, general science, mathematics or physical science shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for a major or minor in the field for which the applicant is seeking an endorsement if he or she provides evidence satisfactory to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she:

†††† 1.  Has passed the competency test approved by the Commission pursuant to NAC 391.036 in that field and at the level of competence specified by the Commission for the endorsement;

†††† 2.  Holds a bachelorís or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in that field;

†††† 3.  Has earned at least as many semester hours of credit in his or her major field as the number of semester hours of credit required for an endorsement; and

†††† 4.  Meets all the requirements specified for secondary licensure pursuant to NAC 391.120.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R094-99, eff. 11-2-99)

EXCEPTIONS TO TEACH OUTSIDE AREA OF ENDORSEMENT

††††† NAC 391.146  ďExceptionĒ defined. (NRS 391.019)  As used in NAC 391.146 to 391.158, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, ďexceptionĒ means a waiver granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction which permits the holder of a:

†††† 1.  Secondary license; or

†††† 2.  License to teach middle school or junior high school education,

  to teach outside his or her area of endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.148  Applicability of provisions. (NRS 391.019)  NAC 391.146 to 391.158, inclusive, do not apply to any teacher who received a secondary license:

†††† 1.  Before September 1, 1980, and is teaching outside his or her area of endorsement on January 1, 1992.

†††† 2.  On or after September 1, 1980, and before January 1, 1992, if the teacher:

†††† (a) Submits a notarized affidavit stating that he or she has been teaching outside his or her area of endorsement for not less than 3 years before January 1, 1992; and

†††† (b) Has, as of January 1, 1992, completed in a manner satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction not less than the equivalent of 6 semester hours of credit in the subject he or she is teaching which is outside his or her area of endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92)

††††† NAC 391.150  Submission of lists: List of teachers and teaching assignments; list of teachers teaching outside area of endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  On or before October 1 of each year, the superintendent of each school district shall submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a list of the districtís licensed teachers and their teaching assignments for the current school year.

†††† 2.  On or before November 1 of each year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide the superintendent of each school district with a list of the names of teachers in the school district who are teaching outside their area of endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92)

††††† NAC 391.152  Request for exception: Submission; form and contents; objection. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  On or before November 15 of each year, the superintendent of a school district shall submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a written request for an exception for each teacher named in the list provided pursuant to subsection 2 of NAC 391.150. The request must be in the form prescribed by the Department.

†††† 2.  A request for an exception must:

†††† (a) Be accompanied by evidence that the licensed teacher has been notified by the district that:

††††††††† (1) The request is being made; and

††††††††† (2) He or she has a right to object to the request.

†††† (b) Include a statement demonstrating that extenuating circumstances exist which justify an exception. These circumstances may include:

††††††††† (1) The number of pupils enrolled in the school;

††††††††† (2) The unavailability of teachers holding the required endorsement;

††††††††† (3) Unusual temporary conditions such as double sessions or problems with the facilities of a school; and

††††††††† (4) The unavailability of an endorsement for a teaching license in the area being taught.

†††† (c) Be accompanied by evidence that all reasonable alternatives have been explored.

†††† (d) Include a plan outlining how the district will eliminate future requests for the same exception.

†††† 3.  A licensed teacher for whom an exception has been requested may submit a written objection to the Superintendent of Public Instruction within 60 days after receiving notice that the request for the exception is being made.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92)

††††† NAC 391.154  Request for exception: Action by Superintendent of Public Instruction. (NRS 391.019)  Upon receiving a request for an exception, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall:

†††† 1.  On or before December 15, give written notice of whether the request for an exception is granted or denied to the superintendent who requested the exception and the teacher for whom the request was made.

†††† 2.  Present to the Commission, at its next regularly scheduled meeting after December 15, a report which sets forth:

†††† (a) The number of requests he or she has denied; and

†††† (b) The name of the school district and the subjects taught for which an exception was granted.

†††† 3.  Report annually to each school district any exceptions granted for the district.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92)

††††† NAC 391.156  Period of exception; extension of period. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, an exception may be granted for not longer than 2 school years. An exception granted pursuant to a request to which an objection is made by the licensed teacher affected may be granted for not longer than 1 school year.

†††† 2.  If the request for an exception:

†††† (a) Relates to a course in the humanities, an elective course of study or a course that is supplemental to the basic curriculum prescribed by the Board; and

†††† (b) Is for a teacher who is assigned to teach outside his or her area of endorsement at a middle, junior high, secondary or combined school that has less than 300 pupils enrolled and is located at least 30 miles from a school where the subject is taught by persons who have received endorsements in that area,

  the Superintendent of Public Instruction may extend the exception for 2 years if the superintendent of the school district submits to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a plan by which the conditions that necessitated the request can be eliminated within the period of the extension.

†††† 3.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant an exception for longer than 2 school years to a teacher of a program of alternative education who teaches outside his or her area of endorsement.

†††† 4.  As used in this section:

†††† (a) A ďcombined schoolĒ means a school which has secondary school, middle school or junior high school, and elementary school pupils in attendance, or which mixes one grade level with another.

†††† (b) ďProgram of alternative educationĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection 5 of NAC 391.392.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92; A by R093-97, 1-14-98; R099-03, 9-24-2003; R005-05, 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.158  Limitation on teaching of courses related to area of endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A teacher with a secondary license, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, may teach not more than two courses which are related to his or her area of endorsement during any school year.

†††† 2.  As used in this section, a course is ďrelatedĒ to an area of endorsement if the Commission determines that it is within the same field of study as that of the major or minor area of the endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-11-91, eff. 1-1-92; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

ADMINISTRATIVE ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.160  Types of endorsements issued by Department. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Department will issue the following types of administrative endorsements:

†††† (a) Professional administrator of a school;

†††† (b) Professional administrator of a program; and

†††† (c) Supervisor of curriculum and instruction.

†††† 2.  A person who holds an endorsement as a professional administrator of a school may be employed by a school district as:

†††† (a) An assistant superintendent of schools;

†††† (b) A superintendent of schools;

†††† (c) An associate superintendent of schools;

†††† (d) A principal;

†††† (e) A vice principal;

†††† (f) A supervisor;

†††† (g) An administrative assistant; or

†††† (h) A supervisor or coordinator of:

††††††††† (1) A program of nursing;

††††††††† (2) A program of psychology as it is applied in a school;

††††††††† (3) A program of speech therapy;

††††††††† (4) A program of physical therapy;

††††††††† (5) A program of occupational therapy; or

††††††††† (6) Any other program area.

†††† 3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person must hold an endorsement as a professional administrator of a program if he or she supervises or coordinates a program of:

†††† (a) Nursing;

†††† (b) Psychology as it is applied in a school;

†††† (c) Speech therapy;

†††† (d) Physical therapy; or

†††† (e) Occupational therapy.

†††† 4.  A person is not required to hold an endorsement as a professional administrator of a school before performing services as an assistant superintendent, principal or vice principal if the person holds a diploma designated as a ďlife diplomaĒ by the institution that granted the diploma in the field in which he or she is employed.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.170, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 12-15-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2007)

††††† NAC 391.170  Endorsement as professional administrator of school or program. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.171, to receive an endorsement as a professional administrator of a school, an applicant:

†††† (a) Must:

††††††††† (1) Hold a masterís degree;

††††††††† (2) Hold a valid renewable license to teach in elementary, middle, junior high, secondary or special schools;

††††††††† (3) Have and submit to the Department evidence of 3 years of teaching experience in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12 in schools approved by the State; and

††††††††† (4) Have completed at least 24 semester hours of graduate courses in the administration of a school, including:

†††††††††††††† (I) Administration and organization of a school;

†††††††††††††† (II) Supervision and evaluation of instruction;

†††††††††††††† (III) Development of personnel;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Finances of a school;

†††††††††††††† (V) The laws that apply to schools;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Curriculum;

†††††††††††††† (VII) Research;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Internship or field experience; and

†††††††††††††† (IX) Other courses considered to be part of an administrative program for educators; and

†††† (b) Must:

††††††††† (1) Have completed an additional 12 semester hours of graduate courses which may include other courses considered to be part of an administrative program for educators; or

††††††††† (2) Hold a masterís degree or higher in educational administration from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.

†††† 2.  An endorsement as a professional administrator of a school may be issued pursuant to a reciprocal agreement with another state if that state has been approved by the Commission.

†††† 3.  To receive an endorsement as a professional administrator of a program, an applicant must:

†††† (a) Hold a masterís degree;

†††† (b) Hold a valid special license in the program for which an endorsement is requested;

†††† (c) Have and submit to the Department evidence of 3 years of experience as a licensed employee in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12; and

†††† (d) Have completed at least 27 semester hours in courses of study in administration including:

††††††††† (1) Administration and organization of a school or the role of an administrator of a program in the applicantís area of endorsement;

††††††††† (2) General principles of supervision of personnel or supervision of personnel for a program in the applicantís area of endorsement;

††††††††† (3) Finances of a school or finances of a program in the applicantís area of endorsement;

††††††††† (4) The laws that apply to schools;

††††††††† (5) The evaluation and development of personnel for a school or the evaluation and development of personnel for a program in the applicantís area of endorsement; and

††††††††† (6) Any other courses which are required for a degree in the administration of a program in the applicantís area of endorsement.

†††† 4.  The requirements of subsections 1 and 3 may not be fulfilled by independent study.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.190, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 12-15-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 7-7-94; 3-28-96, eff. 4-1-97; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R007-10, 5-7-2010; R047-10, 6-30-2010; R115-11, 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.171  Conditional endorsement as professional administrator of school; qualifications; authorized employment; term of validity; automatic revocation; requirements to apply for unconditional endorsement. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue a conditional endorsement as a professional administrator of a school to a person who submits an application which is accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the applicant:

†††† (a) Holds a masterís degree from a postsecondary institution that is regionally accredited;

†††† (b) Holds a valid renewable 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;

†††† (c) Has completed 3 years of teaching experience in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12 in schools approved by the State;

†††† (d) Has been accepted by a qualified provider for enrollment in a program for an alternative route to licensure; and

†††† (e) Complies with the instructional and training policies and procedures of the qualified provider relating to professional education administration.

†††† 2.  A conditional endorsement as a professional administrator of a school issued pursuant to this section:

†††† (a) Authorizes the holder of the conditional endorsement to be employed as an administrator in a school district, a charter school or a private school;

†††† (b) Becomes valid on the date on which the holder of the conditional endorsement satisfies all the requirements of subsection 1;

†††† (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, is valid for not more than 3 years; and

†††† (d) Is not renewable.

†††† 3.  A conditional endorsement as a professional administrator issued pursuant to this section is automatically revoked if the holder of the conditional endorsement withdraws from or is no longer enrolled in a program for an alternative route to licensure.

†††† 4.  A person who is issued a conditional endorsement as a professional administrator pursuant to this section may apply for an unconditional endorsement as a professional administrator if the applicant:

†††† (a) Successfully completes the education and training required by the qualified provider for the program for an alternative route to licensure, including, without limitation, the supervised, school-based experience provided by the qualified provider; and

†††† (b) Pays the appropriate fee.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R047-10, eff. 6-30-2010; A by R028-11, 10-26-2011; R115-11, 10-4-2013)

REVISERíS NOTE.

††††† The regulation of the Commission on Professional Standards in Education filed with the Secretary of State on October 4, 2013 (LCB File No. R115-11), which amended this section, contains the following provision not included in NAC:

††††† ďNotwithstanding the provisions of NAC 391.171, as amended by section 9 of this regulation, and the repeal of NAC 391.172 and 391.173, the former provisions of NAC 391.171, 391.172 and 391.173 apply:

††††† 1.  To a person who holds a valid conditional endorsement as a professional administrator of a school issued before October 4, 2013, pursuant to the former provisions of NAC 391.171 and 391.173 until the expiration of that conditional endorsement unless otherwise revoked before its expiration.

††††† 2.  To a school district, charter school or private school that has in its employ, pursuant to the former provisions of NAC 391.172 and before October 4, 2013, a person who holds a conditional endorsement described in subsection 1.Ē

 

††††† NAC 391.175  Endorsement to act as supervisor of curriculum and instruction. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement authorizing him or her to supervise curriculum and instruction, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a teacherís certificate;

†††† (b) Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher in the field of supervisory assignment; and

†††† (c) Hold a masterís degree in a program which included advanced courses in:

††††††††† (1) Supervisory assignment; and

††††††††† (2) Professional education.

†††† 2.  A supervisor in a special field must also have a valid endorsement which is appropriate to that field.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.200, eff. 10-23-81]

SPECIAL ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.179  Issuance or renewal of limited endorsement on or after July 1, 2002; duration of limited endorsement in effect on that date. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.393, the Department will not issue or renew a limited endorsement on or after July 1, 2002. A limited endorsement in effect on July 1, 2002, remains valid for the term for which it was issued unless earlier revoked by the Department.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R021-01, eff. 10-22-2001; A by R039-05, 10-31-2005)ó(Substituted in revision for NAC 391.162)

††††† NAC 391.180  Endorsement as school counselor. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Department will issue an endorsement as a school counselor to provide counseling to pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 to qualified applicants.

†††† 2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.187, a person must hold an endorsement as a school counselor before counseling pupils.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.210, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 1-19-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 6-29-90; 10-14-93; R066-01, 9-4-2001)

††††† NAC 391.185  Qualifications for endorsement as school counselor. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To qualify for an endorsement to serve as a school counselor, a person:

†††† (a) Must hold a masterís degree or a more advanced degree in school counseling;

†††† (b) Must hold a specialty credential as a national certified school counselor issued by the National Board for Certified Counselors;

†††† (c) Must hold a masterís degree or a more advanced degree with a major in counseling conferred by a regionally accredited college or university and meet the requirements of subsection 2; or

†††† (d) Must:

††††††††† (1) Hold a masterís degree or a more advanced degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university;

††††††††† (2) Have at least 2 years of teaching experience or at least 2 years of school counseling experience; and

††††††††† (3) Meet the requirements of subsection 2.

†††† 2.  A person who desires to qualify for an endorsement pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) of subsection 1 must have completed:

†††† (a) At least 600 hours of a practicum, internship or field experience in school counseling at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12; and

†††† (b) At least 36 semester hours of graduate credits in school guidance and counseling in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) The process of individual counseling;

††††††††† (2) The process of group counseling;

††††††††† (3) Testing and educational assessments;

††††††††† (4) Legal and ethical issues in counseling;

††††††††† (5) Career counseling;

††††††††† (6) Organization and administration of school counseling programs;

††††††††† (7) Multicultural counseling;

††††††††† (8) Child and family counseling; and

††††††††† (9) Two of the following:

†††††††††††††† (I) The use of technology in education.

†††††††††††††† (II) Exceptional children.

†††††††††††††† (III) Human growth and development.

†††††††††††††† (IV) Substance abuse counseling.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.220 subsecs. 1-4, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 1-19-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 6-29-90; 11-27-91; R066-01, 9-4-2001; R094-02, 11-26-2002; R131-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.187  Authorization to serve as school counselor without endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may authorize a person who has not received an endorsement pursuant to NAC 391.185 to serve as a school counselor in a school district or charter school if the school district or charter school demonstrates that a person with an endorsement issued pursuant to NAC 391.185 is not available for employment. To receive an authorization pursuant to this subsection, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a current license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, excluding a business and industry endorsement;

†††† (b) Hold a masterís degree in a field related to school counseling or an advanced degree in a field related to school counseling;

†††† (c) Have completed at least:

††††††††† (1) Two years of teaching experience at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12;

††††††††† (2) Two years of school counseling experience at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12; or

††††††††† (3) A practicum, internship or field experience in school counseling at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12 in addition to the practicum, internship or field experience that is completed pursuant to paragraph (e);

†††† (d) Be admitted into a regionally accredited graduate-level program in school counseling;

†††† (e) Complete at least 600 hours of an initial practicum, internship or field experience in school counseling at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12; and

†††† (f) Have completed at least 24 graduate credits in the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) The process of individual counseling;

††††††††† (2) The process of group counseling;

††††††††† (3) Testing and educational assessments, as applicable to a school setting at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12;

††††††††† (4) Legal and ethical issues in counseling;

††††††††† (5) Developing careers and choosing occupations;

††††††††† (6) Organization and administration of school counseling programs;

††††††††† (7) Multicultural counseling;

††††††††† (8) Child and family counseling, as applicable to a school setting at any grade level in kindergarten through grade 12; and

††††††††† (9) One of the following:

†††††††††††††† (I) The use of technology in education.

†††††††††††††† (II) Exceptional children.

†††††††††††††† (III) Human growth and development.

†††††††††††††† (IV) Substance abuse counseling.

†††† 2.  The Superintendent shall not authorize a person to serve as a school counselor pursuant to subsection 1 for more than 3 years. Such an authorization may be issued only once per person.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 10-14-93; A by R066-01, 9-4-2001; R131-11, 5-30-2012)

††††† NAC 391.192  Endorsement to teach concepts, skills and basic applications regarding computers. (NRS 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach concepts, skills and basic applications regarding computers in kindergarten through grade 12, a person must have 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, and must have completed:

†††† 1.  A program, which has been approved by the Board, for teaching the use of computers; or

†††† 2.  Six semester hours of course work that included:

†††† (a) Methods for teaching the use of a computer or educational issues related to computers;

†††† (b) An introduction to using:

††††††††† (1) The computer keyboard and printer;

††††††††† (2) Basic operating commands; and

††††††††† (3) Computer terminology; and

†††† (c) A review of available software.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-11-89; A by R119-99, 8-16-2000; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.196  Endorsement to teach computer programming or computer science. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach computer programming or computer science in kindergarten through grade 12, a person must have 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, and must complete:

†††† 1.  A program, which has been approved by the Board, for teaching computer programming or computer science; or

†††† 2.  Twelve semester hours in courses of study which include the following:

†††† (a) Methods for teaching the use of a computer or educational issues involved in the teaching of computers, or both;

†††† (b) Methods for teaching computer programming; and

†††† (c) Instruction in at least two computer languages.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-11-89; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2007; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R005-05, 10-31-2005, eff. 7-1-2007; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.202  Endorsement to teach computer-based applications. (NRS 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach computer-based applications that include issues relating to educational technology or tools for productivity, communication and research in kindergarten through grade 12, a person must have 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, and must have completed:

†††† 1.  A program, which has been approved by the Board, for teaching computer-based applications; or

†††† 2.  Twelve semester hours of course work that covered:

†††† (a) Educational issues relating to computers;

†††† (b) Methods for teaching the integration of technology with curriculum; and

†††† (c) Computer applications or instruction in at least three of the following application packages:

††††††††† (1) Productivity tools such as word processing, databases and spreadsheets;

††††††††† (2) Communication tools;

††††††††† (3) Research tools;

††††††††† (4) Multimedia tools; or

††††††††† (5) Other applications approved by the Board.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-11-89; A by R119-99, 8-16-2000; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.215  Endorsement to teach art. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach art, a person must hold a bachelorís degree and:

†††† 1.  Have completed an approved program of preparation for teaching art; or

†††† 2.  Have completed:

†††† (a) Thirty-six semester hours in the principles of fine and applied arts which included:

††††††††† (1) The history of art;

††††††††† (2) Design;

††††††††† (3) Drawing;

††††††††† (4) Painting;

††††††††† (5) Digital or graphic arts;

†††† †††† (6) Ceramics or sculpture; and

††††††††† (7) Photography or printmaking; and

†††† (b) Twenty-two semester hours of professional education which included:

††††††††† (1) Foundations of education;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching art in elementary or secondary schools; and

††††††††† (3) Eight semester hours of supervised teaching.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.260, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R025-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.220  Endorsement as professional teacher of art. (NRS 385.080)  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of art, a person must:

†††† 1.  Meet all the requirements for an endorsement to teach art;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience as an art teacher in state-approved schools.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.270, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.223  Endorsement to provide audiological services; exception. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to provide audiological services in kindergarten through grade 12, a person must hold a:

†††† (a) Certificate of Clinical Competence as an audiologist issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;

†††† (b) Masterís degree in audiology from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association; or

†††† (c) Masterís degree in any subject from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association and have:

††††††††† (1) Successfully completed at least 300 hours of supervised clinical experience in audiology or speech pathology, or both; and

††††††††† (2) Earned at least 60 credits in courses related to the normal development, function and use of speech and language or hearing, including, but not limited to, the management of disorders of speech or hearing and the legal, professional and ethical practices of audiology or speech pathology. At least 24 credits, not including credits earned for a thesis or dissertation, must have been earned in courses directly relating to audiology or speech pathology.

†††† 2.  An endorsement issued pursuant to subsection 1 is not required to provide audiological services in kindergarten through grade 12.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 1-24-96)

††††† NAC 391.225  Endorsement to teach driversí education. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement authorizing the teaching of a course in driversí education, a person must:

†††† 1.  Hold a bachelorís degree;

†††† 2.  Hold a valid secondary or special license to teach, excluding a business and industry endorsement; and

†††† 3.  Have completed 3 semester hours of credit in basic concepts of driversí education and traffic safety from an accredited college or university.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.280, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R098-04, 8-25-2004; R024-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.233  Endorsement to teach Great Basin Native American language. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, to receive an endorsement to teach a course in a Great Basin Native American language, a person must:

†††† (a) Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;

†††† (b) Have completed 6 semester hours of course work that included, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) Professional education and teaching methodology; or

††††††††† (2) The study of Native American languages; and

†††† (c) Be certified as a fluent speaker of the language that the person proposes to teach by:

††††††††† (1) A council of a tribe of Native Americans who speak that language; or

††††††††† (2) A qualified official of a university or college.

†††† 2.  An endorsement issued pursuant to this section:

†††† (a) Is valid for 3 years.

†††† (b) Is renewable.

†††† (c) May be used only to teach the language set forth on the endorsement.

†††† 3.  An applicant for an endorsement issued pursuant to this section:

†††† (a) Must submit with his or her application:

††††††††† (1) The applicable documents and fees required for initial licensure pursuant to NAC 391.045; and

††††††††† (2) Written documentation verifying the applicantís certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach.

†††† (b) Is not subject to the provisions of NAC 391.030 and 391.036.

†††† 4.  A person who does not possess the qualifications required by paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1, but does possess the qualifications required by paragraph (c) of subsection 1, may teach a course in a Great Basin Native American language without an endorsement issued pursuant to this section if a licensed teacher is present in the classroom during the instruction. Written documentation of the personís certification as a fluent speaker of the language he or she proposes to teach must be provided to the Department before the person may begin teaching.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R085-97, eff. 1-9-98; A by R087-97, 1-14-98)

††††† NAC 391.235  Endorsement to teach foreign language. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach a foreign language, a person must hold:

†††† 1.  An elementary or secondary license; or

†††† 2.  A license to teach middle school or junior high school education,

  with a designated major or minor in the foreign language to be taught.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.300, eff. 10-23-81]ó(A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.237  Endorsements to teach English as second language; endorsement as professional teacher of English as second language. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach English as a second language, 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; and

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

††††††††† (1) Methods and materials for teaching English as a second language;

††††††††† (2) Theories for the acquisition of a second language;

††††††††† (3) Testing and evaluation of pupils studying English as a second language; and

††††††††† (4) Developing a curriculum for pupils studying English as a second language.

†††† 2.  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of English as a second language, a person must have completed the requirements for an endorsement to teach English as a second language and:

†††† (a) Hold a masterís degree; and

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

†††† 3.  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 Commín 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)

††††† NAC 391.240  Endorsement as professional teacher of foreign language. (NRS 385.080)  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of a foreign language, a person must:

†††† 1.  Have met all the requirements for an endorsement to teach a foreign language;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher of a foreign language in state-approved schools.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.310, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.242  Endorsements to teach program of bilingual education; provisional endorsement. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  To teach pupils enrolled in a program of bilingual education, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section; and

†††† (b) Within 2 years after the issuance of an endorsement, pass an examination approved by the Commission which demonstrates the personís oral and written proficiency in the native language, if such an examination is available.

†††† 2.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in a program of bilingual education, a person must hold a bachelorís degree with a major in bilingual education, an elementary, secondary or special license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, and must have completed:

†††† (a) A bilingual program of preparation for teaching pupils who are identified as having limited proficiency in English which has been approved by the Board for this purpose; or

†††† (b) At least 12 semester hours of credit in a course of study which includes theories for the acquisition of a second language and at least three of the following other areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Methods of teaching language arts or reading in the native language;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching math, science and social studies in the native language;

††††††††† (3) Testing and evaluating pupils of a second language in English and the native language;

††††††††† (4) Development of curriculum, materials and teaching methods for bilingual education;

††††††††† (5) Native language and culture; or

††††††††† (6) Bilingual education, history, philosophy and theory.

†††† 3.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue a provisional 1-year endorsement to teach a program of bilingual education to a person who has a deficiency in credits of more than 6 semester hours if the school district, charter school or private school that will employ the person provides a written assurance to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the person will complete the courses of study necessary to ensure that he or she has a deficiency in credits of 6 semester hours or less by the end of the 1-year period for which the endorsement is valid. The written assurance must also identify the courses of study that will be completed.

†††† 4.  Upon expiration of an endorsement issued pursuant to subsection 3, a person may apply for another provisional endorsement pursuant to NAC 391.055 if he or she satisfies the requirements of that section.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 3-18-94; A 1-10-96; 9-6-96; 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)

††††† NAC 391.243  Endorsement to teach American Sign Language. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  A person may receive an endorsement to teach American Sign Language in kindergarten through grade 12 if the person:

†††† (a) Holds a bachelorís degree;

†††† (b) Has completed at least 12 semester hours of course work in professional education and the methods of teaching from a regionally accredited college or university of which at least 6 semester hours of credit must have been earned in the methods of teaching basic subjects, including, without limitation, literacy or language arts, mathematics, science and social studies; and

†††† (c) Has completed at least 24 semester hours of course work in American Sign Language from a regionally accredited college or university or holds:

††††††††† (1) An American Sign Language Teachers Association Certificate issued by the American Sign Language Teachers Association;

††††††††† (2) An Interpreting Certificate issued by the National Association of the Deaf that is at least a level 4 certificate;

††††††††† (3) A Certificate of Interpretation or Certificate of Transliteration issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; or

††††††††† (4) A certificate as a certified deaf interpreter issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

†††† 2.  The holder of an endorsement to teach American Sign Language may teach only the language set forth in the endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R089-99, eff. 10-25-99)

††††† NAC 391.245  Endorsement to teach industrial arts. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach industrial arts, a person must hold a bachelorís degree and have completed:

†††† (a) An approved program of preparation for teaching industrial arts; or

†††† (b) The following requirements:

††††††††† (1) Thirty-six semester hours in drafting, electricity, electronics, graphic arts, power, transportation, manufacturing and construction, including at least two of the following subjects:

†††††††††††††† (I) Ceramics;

†††††††††††††† (II) Crafts;

†††††††††††††† (III) Metals;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Plastics;

†††††††††††††† (V) Textiles; or

†††††††††††††† (VI) Wood; and

††††††††† (2) Twenty-two semester hours of credit in professional education including:

†††††††††††††† (I) Historical development of technology;

†††††††††††††† (II) Principles, methods and materials in the teaching of industrial arts;

†††††††††††††† (III) Eight semester credits in supervised teaching; and

†††††††††††††† (IV) Foundations of education.

†††† 2.  Proof of work experience as a journeyman in a related field of instruction may be applied toward renewal of this endorsement at the rate of 200 hours for 1 semester hour of credit up to a maximum of 3 hours of credit.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.320, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.250  Endorsement as professional teacher of industrial arts. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of industrial arts, a person must:

†††† (a) Meet all requirements for an endorsement to teach industrial arts;

†††† (b) Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† (c) Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher of industrial arts in state-approved schools;

†††† 2.  Proof of work experience as a journeyman in a related field of instruction may be applied toward renewal of this endorsement at the rate of 200 hours for 1 semester hour of credit up to a maximum of 3 hours of credit.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.330, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.252  Endorsement to teach Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps Program. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in the Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps Program developed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. ß 2031, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a bachelorís degree; and

†††† (b) Have received, from the secretary of the military branch he or she serves in or has retired from, certification as an instructor in the Program.

†††† 2.  The holder of an endorsement to teach pupils in the Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps Program may teach the course only in grades 7 to 12, inclusive.

†††† 3.  An endorsement to teach pupils in the Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps Program is not required to teach the course.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 10-14-93; A by R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002)

††††† NAC 391.255  Endorsement as school library media specialist. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement as a school library media specialist, a person must have a valid elementary, secondary or special teaching license, excluding a business and industry endorsement, a valid license to teach special education, excluding a business and industry endorsement, or a valid license to teach middle school or junior high school education, excluding a business and industry endorsement, and must:

†††† 1.  Have completed a program for school library media specialists which has been approved by the Board or a regional accrediting association;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree in library science, with specialization in school librarianship, from a school accredited by the American Library Association; or

†††† 3.  Have completed 21 semester hours of course work in the following subjects:

†††† (a) Organization and administration of a school library.

†††† (b) The cataloging and classification of materials for a library.

†††† (c) Reference, bibliography and information skills.

†††† (d) The use and selection of educational media for a library.

†††† (e) Childrenís and young adultsí literature.

†††† (f) Computers in the library.

†††† (g) A supervised practicum in an elementary, middle, junior high or secondary school library.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.340, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R103-97, 1-8-98; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.265  Endorsement as professional school library media specialist. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement as a professional school library media specialist, a person must:

†††† 1.  Hold a masterís degree in any field;

†††† 2.  Have met all the requirements for an endorsement as a school library media specialist, and have completed an additional 9 semester hours in curriculum and instruction, educational technology or information technology; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of experience, in state-approved schools or accredited private schools, as a librarian or school library media specialist.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.360, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R103-97, 1-8-98)

††††† NAC 391.270  Endorsement to teach music. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach music, a person must have a bachelorís degree and:

†††† 1.  Have completed an approved program of preparation for teaching music; or

†††† 2.  Have completed:

†††† (a) Twenty-two semester hours of professional education which included:

††††††††† (1) Foundations of education;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching music in elementary or secondary grades; and

††††††††† (3) Eight semester hours of supervised teaching; and

†††† (b) Thirty-six semester hours in the foundations of music which included:

††††††††† (1) Music theory;

††††††††† (2) The history or literature of music;

††††††††† (3) Applied music, including an area of specialization in vocal or instrumental music;

††††††††† (4) Conducting;

††††††††† (5) Techniques for brass, woodwind, percussion, piano and string instruments;

††††††††† (6) Diction or vocal techniques and pedagogy; and

††††††††† (7) Music ensemble.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.370, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 10-17-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R027-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.275  Endorsement as professional teacher of music. (NRS 385.080)  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of music, a person must:

†††† 1.  Meet all the requirements for an endorsement to teach music;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience as a music teacher in state-approved schools.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.380, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.277  Endorsement to teach occupational therapy. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in a program of occupational therapy, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a:

††††††††† (1) Bachelorís degree in occupational therapy;

††††††††† (2) Masterís degree in occupational therapy; or

††††††††† (3) Bachelorís or masterís degree in any other field of study and have successfully completed an educational program for occupational therapists which is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association;

†††† (b) Hold a license as an occupational therapist issued by the board of occupational therapy in this State; and

†††† (c) Hold a certificate as an occupational therapist issued by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board.

†††† 2.  Such an endorsement is not required to teach pupils in a program of occupational therapy.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 12-20-93)

††††† NAC 391.279  Endorsement to teach physical therapy. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in a program of physical therapy, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a:

††††††††† (1) Bachelorís degree in physical therapy;

††††††††† (2) Masterís degree in physical therapy; or

††††††††† (3) Bachelorís or masterís degree in any other field of study and have successfully completed an educational program for physical therapists which is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association; and

†††† (b) Hold a license as a physical therapist issued by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

†††† 2.  Such an endorsement is not required to teach pupils in a program of physical therapy.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 12-20-93)

††††† NAC 391.280  Endorsement to teach physical education. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement to teach physical education, a person must hold a bachelorís degree and have completed:

†††† 1.  An approved program of preparation for teaching physical education in kindergarten through grade 12; or

†††† 2.  A course of study consisting of:

†††† (a) Forty-two semester hours of credit which includes course work in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Anatomical kinesiology or mechanical kinesiology, or both;

††††††††† (2) The physiology of exercise;

††††††††† (3) Testing and measuring the skill and ability of a pupil in physical education;

††††††††† (4) The psychological or social aspects of physical education, or both;

††††††††† (5) Motor learning or motor development;

††††††††† (6) Adapted physical education;

††††††††† (7) Movement activities for pupils in preschool and primary grades;

††††††††† (8) Movement activities for pupils in intermediate grades;

††††††††† (9) Advanced first aid or an equivalent course of study; and

††††††††† (10) Methods and techniques of teaching:

†††††††††††††† (I) Physical fitness;

†††††††††††††† (II) Team sports;

†††††††††††††† (III) Rhythms and dance or rhythmic activities for pupils in elementary school; and

†††††††††††††† (IV) Individual sports; and

†††† (b) Twenty-two semester hours of credit in professional education which included:

††††††††† (1) Foundations of education;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching physical education in elementary and secondary grades; and

††††††††† (3) Eight semester hours of credit as a student teacher in a composite program in elementary school, middle school or junior high school, and high school grades which includes 4 semester hours of credit in elementary grades and 4 semester hours of credit in secondary grades.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.390, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-13-91; R005-05, 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.282  Endorsement to teach dance education. (NRS 391.019)  On or after September 1, 1996, an applicant for an endorsement to teach dance education must:

†††† 1.  Hold a bachelorís degree;

†††† 2.  Hold an elementary, secondary or special license, excluding a business and industry endorsement, a license to teach special education, excluding a business and industry endorsement, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, excluding a business and industry endorsement; and

†††† 3.  Have completed:

†††† (a) A program for the teaching of dance education which has been approved by the Board; or

†††† (b) A combination of at least 16 semester hours of credit in any of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) At least 2 semester hours in the fundamentals of dance, including, but not limited to:

†††††††††††††† (I) Awareness of the body;

†††††††††††††† (II) The basic principles of dance; or

†††††††††††††† (III) The improvisation of dance;

††††††††† (2) At least 3 semester hours in the history and development of dance, including, but not limited to:

†††††††††††††† (I) The history of dance;

†††††††††††††† (II) The styles and techniques of dance; or

†††††††††††††† (III) A survey of dance forms, including, but not limited to, ballet, modern, jazz and tap;

††††††††† (3) At least 3 semester hours in the kinesiology relating to the performance of dance, including, but not limited to:

†††††††††††††† (I) Anatomy and physiology;

†††††††††††††† (II) The anatomy and physiology of exercise for the performance of dance; or

†††††††††††††† (III) The care and prevention of injuries that occur during the performance of dance;

††††††††† (4) At least 3 semester hours in the composition of dance, including, but not limited to:

†††††††††††††† (I) An analysis of the rhythms relating to dance;

†††††††††††††† (II) The spatial relationships involved in the performance of dance; or

†††††††††††††† (III) The choreography of dance;

††††††††† (5) At least 3 semester hours in the methods of teaching dance; or

††††††††† (6) At least 2 semester hours in the techniques of dance in at least two of the following dance forms:

†††††††††††††† (I) Ballet;

†††††††††††††† (II) Modern;

†††††††††††††† (III) Jazz; or

†††††††††††††† (IV) Tap.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 6-19-96; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.285  Endorsement to teach reading. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach reading, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a bachelorís degree;

†††† (b) Hold a valid elementary, secondary or special license to teach, excluding a business and industry endorsement, a valid license to teach special education, excluding a business and industry endorsement, or a valid license to teach middle school or junior high school education, excluding a business and industry endorsement; and

†††† (c) Have at least 16 semester hours of preparation in separate or integrated courses related to reading in each of the following subjects:

††††††††† (1) Foundations of reading;

††††††††† (2) Elementary methods and materials;

††††††††† (3) Secondary methods and materials;

††††††††† (4) Diagnosis of reading disabilities; and

††††††††† (5) Practical experience in reading remediation.

†††† 2.  To renew this endorsement, the holder must have completed 6 semester hours of graduate courses in reading and literacy education or either of them.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.450, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; 11-22-91; 1-27-93; R099-04, 8-25-2004; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.290  Endorsement as specialist in teaching reading. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement as a specialist in teaching reading, a person must:

†††† 1.  Hold a masterís degree;

†††† 2.  Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher in state-approved schools;

†††† 3.  Hold a valid elementary, secondary or special license to teach, excluding a business and industry endorsement, a valid license to teach special education, excluding a business and industry endorsement, or a valid license to teach middle school or junior high school education, excluding a business and industry endorsement; and

†††† 4.  Have completed at least 16 graduate semester hours of courses in reading in each of the following subjects:

†††† (a) Foundations of reading;

†††† (b) Etiology and diagnosis of reading problems;

†††† (c) Clinical practice in correcting reading problems; and

†††† (d) Research in reading.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.460, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; R099-04, 8-25-2004; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.305  Endorsement to serve as school nurse. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.307 and this section, to receive an endorsement to serve as a school nurse, a person must hold a valid license issued by the State Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse and must:

†††† (a) Submit evidence of having received a baccalaureate degree and having completed an educational program that:

††††††††† (1) Grants postgraduate certificates in school nursing; and

††††††††† (2) Is under a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;

†††† (b) Hold a degree in nursing earned under a college or university baccalaureate program in nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education;

†††† (c) Submit evidence of having received:

††††††††† (1) A baccalaureate degree; and

††††††††† (2) Certification as a school nurse from the National Board for Certification of School Nurses; or

†††† (d) Hold a baccalaureate degree and certification as a:

††††††††† (1) Family nursing practitioner;

††††††††† (2) Pediatric nursing practitioner;

††††††††† (3) School nursing practitioner; or

††††††††† (4) School nursing generalist,

  from the American Nurses Association or from the State Board of Nursing.

†††† 2.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant an endorsement to a person who is a registered nurse and holds a baccalaureate degree from a program in nursing that is not accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education if, in his or her discretion, the courses offered and requirements for a diploma from the unaccredited program are comparable with an accredited program.

†††† 3.  To renew an endorsement to serve as a school nurse, the holder must:

†††† (a) Continue to hold a valid license issued by the State Board of Nursing; and

†††† (b) Each time that the license is renewed by the State Board of Nursing, deliver a copy of the license to the Teacher Licensure Office within the Department.

†††† 4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a registered nurse who:

†††† (a) Holds a current license issued by the State Board of Nursing pursuant to the provisions of NRS 632.150; and

†††† (b) Has been employed in this State as a school nurse for not less than 1 year immediately preceding July 1, 1993.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.420, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 9-1-85; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-23-92, eff. 7-1-93; 3-18-94; 12-15-94; R101-99, 2-24-2000; R021-01, 10-22-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R100-04, 8-25-2004)

††††† NAC 391.307  Authorization to serve as school nurse without endorsement. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may authorize a person who has not received an endorsement pursuant to NAC 391.305 to serve as a nurse in a school district whose enrollment is less than 5,000 pupils if the school district provides evidence to the Superintendent that a person who has received such an endorsement is not available for hire. The person must:

†††† (a) Hold a current license as a registered nurse from the State Board of Nursing and be supervised by a person who has been endorsed to serve as a school nurse pursuant to NAC 391.305; or

†††† (b) If the school district does not have in its employ a person to act as supervisor who has been endorsed to serve as a school nurse:

††††††††† (1) Hold a current license as a registered nurse from the State Board of Nursing; and

††††††††† (2) Submit evidence to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that he or she is in the process of satisfying the requirements found in NAC 391.305 to receive an endorsement as a school nurse.

†††† 2.  The Superintendent shall not authorize a person to serve as a school nurse pursuant to subsection 1 for more than 5 years, unless the school district submits evidence that it was unable to employ a sufficient number of persons qualified to hold an endorsement to serve as a school nurse. The evidence must include:

†††† (a) Copies of advertisements placed in newspapers and journals of nursing that were circulated within this State;

†††† (b) Copies of letters advertising employment that were sent to institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees in nursing; and

†††† (c) A list of the persons who applied for the position of school nurse together with copies of their applications and any educational transcripts received by the school district.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-23-92, eff. 7-1-93)

††††† NAC 391.310  Endorsement as professional nurse for schools. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to serve as a professional nurse for schools, a person must:

†††† (a) Have met all of the requirements for an endorsement as a school nurse with a bachelorís degree;

†††† (b) Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† (c) Have 2 years of verified experience as a nurse.

†††† 2.  To renew this endorsement, the holder must:

†††† (a) Have earned 6 semester hours of credit in education or nursing; and

†††† (b) Continue to hold a valid license issued by the State Board of Nursing.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.430, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.315  Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: General qualifications; renewal. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To qualify for an endorsement to serve as a school psychologist, a person must:

†††† (a) Have accomplished each of the following:

††††††††† (1) Hold a graduate degree from an accredited institution;

††††††††† (2) Have preparation in school psychology;

††††††††† (3) Have successfully completed the areas of study listed in NAC 391.316;

††††††††† (4) Have earned 60 semester hours of graduate credits in the areas of study listed in NAC 391.316 and 391.317; and

††††††††† (5) Have completed an internship in school psychology as provided in NAC 391.319;

†††† (b) Hold a certificate as a nationally certified school psychologist issued by the National School Psychology Certification System of the National Association of School Psychologists; or

†††† (c) Have completed a program approved by the Board which prepares a person to be a school psychologist.

†††† 2.  To renew an endorsement to serve as a school psychologist, the holder of the endorsement must:

†††† (a) Comply with the provisions of NAC 391.065; or

†††† (b) Hold a certificate of renewal as a nationally certified school psychologist issued by the National School Psychology Certification System of the National Association of School Psychologists.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.440, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-27-91; 7-16-92; R089-99, 10-25-99)

††††† NAC 391.316  Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Required areas of study. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  The required areas of study for an endorsement to serve as a school psychologist are as follows:

†††† 1.  In the area of psychology and education of the normal child:

†††† (a) Child development;

†††† (b) Child and adolescent psychology; and

†††† (c) Theories of learning.

†††† 2.  In the area of psychology and education of children with disabilities:

†††† (a) Abnormal psychology; or

†††† (b) The child who is emotionally disturbed or behaviorally disordered, or both.

†††† 3.  In the area of psychoeducational assessment:

†††† (a) Assessment of individual intelligence;

†††† (b) Testing of individual personality or projective assessment, with a practicum;

†††† (c) Diagnosis and treatment of reading disabilities, with a practicum; and

†††† (d) Standardized appraisal.

†††† 4.  In the area of techniques of intervention:

†††† (a) A practicum on individual counseling; and

†††† (b) The process of counseling.

†††† 5.  In the area of experimental design:

†††† (a) Statistics; and

†††† (b) Methodology for research.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-27-91)

††††† NAC 391.317  Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Optional areas of study. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  Credit earned by completing any of the following optional areas of study may be counted toward meeting the requirements for an endorsement as a school psychologist:

†††† 1.  In the area of psychology and education of the normal child:

†††† (a) Educational psychology.

†††† (b) Development of a curriculum.

†††† (c) Foundations of education.

†††† (d) Theories of personality.

†††† (e) Affective education.

†††† 2.  In the area of psychology and education of children with disabilities:

†††† (a) Theories of learning disabilities.

†††† (b) Psychology of persons with disabilities.

†††† (c) Etiology of reading disabilities.

†††† 3.  In the area of characteristics of school systems:

†††† (a) Services of personnel for pupils.

†††† (b) Multicultural education.

†††† (c) School law.

†††† 4.  In the area of psychoeducational assessment:

†††† (a) Assessments for careers or vocations.

†††† (b) Physiological assessment.

†††† (c) Neuropsychological assessment.

†††† (d) Assessment of the gifted and talented.

†††† 5.  In the area of techniques of intervention:

†††† (a) Techniques for group counseling, with a practicum.

†††† (b) Techniques for consultation or clinical interviewing.

†††† (c) Family and marriage counseling, with a practicum.

†††† (d) Psychotherapy and advanced counseling.

†††† (e) Techniques for behavioral analysis and management.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-13-91; 11-27-91)

††††† NAC 391.318  Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Requirements for practicum. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive credit for completing a practicum, an applicant seeking an endorsement to serve as a school psychologist must be able to show that the practicum:

†††† 1.  Was taken concurrently with or after his or her last required areas of study in the applicable area of training; and

†††† 2.  Was supervised by a representative of the educational institution which sponsored the practicum working with a person who holds an endorsement as a school psychologist and is employed by a school district.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-27-91)

††††† NAC 391.319  Endorsement to serve as school psychologist: Internship in psychology. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  The internship in psychology which is prerequisite to an endorsement as a school psychologist must meet the criteria set forth in this section.

†††† 2.  The internís period of service must be started concurrently with or after the last required training in the program of school psychology provided by the educational institution. The period must consist of two full-time regular consecutive semesters or 1,000 hours of supervised and practical experience. The period must be completed within 3 years after it is started.

†††† 3.  At least half of the period of internship must be served in an accredited school system or a school system which is approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The remaining part may be served in some other public agency which is approved by the Superintendent.

†††† 4.  The internship must be supervised jointly by:

†††† (a) A representative of the graduate program of the educational institution where the intern earned his or her degree; and

†††† (b) A person who holds an endorsement as a school psychologist and who is employed in that capacity by a school district, or by a person of equivalent education and training if the internship is in some other public agency.

†††† 5.  In lieu of an internship consisting of two full-time regular semesters or 1,000 hours, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may accept a partial internship and 3 years of experience as a school psychologist in another jurisdiction if the experience is verified as having been successful.

†††† 6.  The Department will issue a provisional endorsement to serve as a school psychologist to an intern who has completed one full-time regular semester or 500 hours of supervised, practical experience in an accredited school system or an approved public agency if at least half the experience has been in the school system and the intern has fulfilled all the other requirements for a regular endorsement. A provisional endorsement to serve as a school psychologist is effective for 2 years but may not be renewed.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 4-27-84)

††††† NAC 391.320  Endorsement to serve as social worker. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to serve as a social worker, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a current license issued by the Board of Examiners for Social Workers; and

†††† (b) Have completed an educational program for social workers in schools which includes a practicum in schools.

†††† 2.  In addition to the requirements listed in subsection 1, a person who wishes to receive such an endorsement must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program to serve as a social worker in schools that is approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold the credential issued by the National Association of Social Workers certifying that the holder is a specialist in social work in schools; or

†††† (c) Hold a masterís degree in social work from a college or university that has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

†††† 3.  To renew the endorsement, the holder must:

†††† (a) Continue to hold a valid license issued by the Board of Examiners for Social Workers; and

†††† (b) Each time that the license is renewed by the Board of Examiners for Social Workers, deliver a copy of the license to the Teacher Licensure Office within the Department.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.470, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-27-91; R051-13, 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.325  Endorsement to serve as staff specialist. (NRS 385.080)

†††† 1.  The Department will, in an appropriate case, issue an endorsement authorizing a person to serve as a staff specialist. The holder of the endorsement is entitled to perform technical, nonteaching or nonsupervisory services, including services:

†††† (a) In research and development;

†††† (b) As a consultant;

†††† (c) In educational data processing; and

†††† (d) Concerning educational media, including television.

†††† 2.  To receive this endorsement, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a bachelorís degree; and

†††† (b) Have 3 years of verified experience in the area of the services in which he or she seeks to specialize.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.480, eff. 10-23-81]

††††† NAC 391.330  Endorsement as emergency substitute teacher. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement as an emergency substitute teacher, a person must earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.

†††† 2.  An endorsement as an emergency substitute teacher:

†††† (a) Is valid for 3 years after the date of issuance; and

†††† (b) Is not renewable unless, at the time the person applies for the endorsement, he or she has complied with the requirements of NRS 391.090.

†††† 3.  A school district whose enrollment is less than 9,000 pupils may, in an emergency, hire an emergency substitute teacher to serve as a teacher in kindergarten through grade 12, as needed.

†††† 4.  Upon the written request of a school district whose enrollment is 9,000 pupils or more, the Department may, in an emergency, authorize the school district to hire an emergency substitute teacher to serve as a teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 in a school that is located in a rural area of the school district.

†††† 5.  A person employed pursuant to subsection 3 or 4 may not serve as a teacher in one classroom for more than 5 days in any 20-day period. Except in an emergency, a school district shall not allow a person solely holding an endorsement as an emergency substitute teacher to serve as a teacher.

†††† 6.  An applicant for an endorsement as an emergency substitute teacher is exempt from the provisions of:

†††† (a) NAC 391.030 in its entirety regarding the subject of title 34 of NRS and, to the extent that it conflicts with subsection 1 of this section, regarding compliance with NRS 391.090 on the subjects of the federal and state constitutions;

†††† (b) NAC 391.036; and

†††† (c) NAC 391.065.

†††† 7.  As used in this section, ďin an emergencyĒ means the occurrence of an unforeseen circumstance which requires immediate action, including any period during which a licensed teacher or substitute teacher is not immediately available.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 10-8-93; A 1-11-96; R092-97, 1-14-98; R183-97, 1-30-98; R022-01, 10-22-2001)

††††† NAC 391.332  Qualifications to serve as substitute teacher; endorsement as substitute teacher; period for which substitute teacher may be hired; provisional nonrenewable special license; renewal. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 391.330 and 391.436, to serve as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12, a person must hold a valid:

†††† (a) Elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education; or

†††† (b) Special license or provisional special license with an endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 issued pursuant to subsection 2.

†††† 2.  To receive an endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 on a special license or a provisional special license, a person must:

†††† (a) Have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university; or

†††† (b) Possess an associateís degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

†††† 3.  A school district may hire a person to serve as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 for:

†††† (a) Unlimited days of service if filling the position of a licensed teacher who is under contract.

†††† (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, 60 days of service if filling a teaching position for which a licensed teacher has not been hired under contract.

†††† 4.  The Department may grant a school district one extension for 30 days with regard to a person who is hired pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 in an exceptional case upon request from the superintendent of schools of the county school district or from the administrator of a state-approved private school. Upon the expiration of such an extension, a school district may apply for an additional extension pursuant to NAC 391.398 if the school district is unable to hire a licensed special education teacher.

†††† 5.  A person who holds a provisional nonrenewable special license with an endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 must remove all provisions under which the license was issued within 3 years. If a person does not remove all provisions under which the license was issued within 3 years, the endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12 expires on the date the provisional special license expires.

†††† 6.  The Department shall not issue any other endorsements on a special license or a provisional nonrenewable special license with an endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12.

†††† 7.  To renew an endorsement as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through grade 12, the holder must:

†††† (a) Hold a valid nonprovisional special license; and

†††† (b) Complete six credits, or the equivalent, within 5 years after the initial issuance of the endorsement by:

††††††††† (1) Attending a course at, or taking a correspondence course given by, an accredited college or university;

††††††††† (2) Attending any state or national conference which has been approved by the Department to offer credit for continuing education;

††††††††† (3) Attending an in-service course offered by the Department or a continuing education course offered by a provider who is approved by the Commission;

††††††††† (4) Attending a workshop approved by the Department; or

††††††††† (5) Attending professional development activities approved by the Department.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 6-19-96; A by R219-97, 4-17-98; R017-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.335  Endorsement to teach grades 5 through 9. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in grades 5 through 9, a person must hold a valid elementary or secondary license, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, and must have completed at least 12 semester hours of credit in at least three of the following areas of study:

†††† (a) Teaching and evaluative strategies for the middle school, including study of skills relating to cooperative learning, interdisciplinary teaching and higher-order thinking.

†††† (b) Methods of teaching mathematics, science, social studies, language arts or reading at a middle school level.

†††† (c) Social and emotional needs of young adolescents, including study of issues relating to substance abuse, divorce, child abuse and neglect.

†††† (d) Advisory role of a teacher when working with pupils and their respective parents.

†††† (e) Philosophy, organization and curriculum of the middle school.

†††† (f) Theory of scheduling, supervision and evaluation of programs and pupils in a middle school.

†††† 2.  In addition, if the applicant does not have prior experience as a teacher in any grade from grade 5 through grade 9, he or she must have successfully completed a practicum with a maximum of 3 credits at grade 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in a middle school.

†††† 3.  An endorsement to teach pupils in grades 5 through 9 is not required to teach pupils in a middle school.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 10-1-93; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

††††† NAC 391.339  Endorsement to teach mathematics in grades 5 to 8, inclusive. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, to receive an endorsement to teach mathematics to pupils in grades 5 to 8, inclusive, a person must hold a valid elementary or secondary license, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, and must complete 24 semester hours of credit in courses in methods of teaching mathematics and courses involving:

†††† (a) Algebraic structures;

†††† (b) Geometry and measurement;

†††† (c) Probability or combinatorics;

†††† (d) The theory of numbers and solving problems;

†††† (e) Computer literacy or computer science;

†††† (f) Statistics or data analysis;

†††† (g) Concepts of calculus, including an introduction to limits, derivatives and integrals or precalculus or differential calculus; and

†††† (h) If necessary to complete 24 semester hours of credit:

††††††††† (1) Euclidean or non-Euclidean geometry;

††††††††† (2) The history of mathematics;

††††††††† (3) Computer application or programming; and

††††††††† (4) Finite mathematics.

†††† 2.  A recipient of such an endorsement may teach in grades 5 to 8, inclusive, any course in mathematics included in the course of study adopted by the Board, up to and including Algebra I.

†††† 3.  A licensed teacher may teach mathematics in a middle school without obtaining an endorsement pursuant to this section.

†††† 4.  To renew an endorsement to teach mathematics to pupils in grades 5 to 8, inclusive, the holder must complete at least 6 semester hours of course work before the endorsement expires.

†††† 5.  If a course in methods of teaching mathematics was not required for obtaining the initial endorsement, a person who received an endorsement to teach mathematics before January 11, 1996, must complete such a course to renew the endorsement.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 1-11-96; A by R005-05, 10-31-2005)

LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS

††††† NAC 391.3393  License to teach special education: Qualifications. (NRS 391.019)  To receive a license to teach special education, a person must hold a bachelorís degree or a higher degree from an accredited college or university and must satisfy the requirements for any endorsement that the applicant seeks for the license.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.3395  Limitations on issuance and renewal of special license with endorsement in special education. (NRS 391.019)  The Department will not issue or renew a special license with an endorsement in special education on or after November 1, 2011. A special license with an endorsement in special education in effect on November 1, 2011, remains valid for the term for which it was issued unless earlier revoked by the Department. Upon expiration of the special license with an endorsement in special education, the holder of the license must satisfy the requirements for the issuance of a license to teach special education.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.340  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have hearing impairments. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, who have hearing impairments, a person must hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have hearing impairments, which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have hearing impairments;

†††† (c) Hold a certificate from the Council for Education of the Deaf;

†††† (d) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in the education of pupils who have hearing impairments and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in special education; or

†††† (e) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching of pupils who have hearing impairments, equivalent field experience with such pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed 18 semester hours of course work in any of the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Characteristics of pupils who have hearing impairments;

†††††††††††††† (II) Methods of communication for pupils who have hearing impairments;

†††††††††††††† (III) Anatomy and physiology of the ear and the mechanisms of speech;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Audiology;

†††††††††††††† (V) Hearing aids and auditory training;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Development of the curriculum and methods of teaching pupils who have hearing impairments;

†††††††††††††† (VII) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Linguistics, speech and language for pupils who have hearing impairments;

†††††††††††††† (IX) Introduction to special education or education of pupils who have disabilities; and

†††††††††††††† (X) Education or planning for the transition of pupils who have disabilities from their current placement to placement in additional educational programs, employment and living independently as an adult.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.530, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 12-15-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-91; 1-10-96)

††††† NAC 391.343  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement to perform the duties of a generalist in special education issued pursuant to this section; or

†††† (b) Hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree with a major or minor in special education, must have completed at least 6 semester hours from the courses prescribed in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 2 and must complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in this field within 3 years after beginning to teach such pupils.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement to perform the duties of a generalist in special education, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries;

†††† (c) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in the education of pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in special education; or

†††† (d) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching of pupils who have learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries, equivalent field experience with such pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed 30 semester hours of course work, including course work in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Human growth and development;

†††††††††††††† (II) Educational psychology;

†††††††††††††† (III) Methods and materials of teaching reading or mathematics;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Additional studies in methods of teaching reading or mathematics;

†††††††††††††† (V) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VI) The characteristics of pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries;

†††††††††††††† (VII) The assessment of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Behavior management;

†††††††††††††† (IX) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (X) Curriculum development or methods and strategies for teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries; and

†††††††††††††† (XI) Education or planning for the transition of pupils who have disabilities from their current placement to placement in additional educational programs, employment and living independently as an adult.

  The requirement for course work in two of these areas may be satisfied by completing one course, of at least 3 semester hours, that encompasses both subject matters.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-7-84; A 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R016-04, 8-25-2004; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.347  Limited endorsement to teach pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  To receive a limited endorsement to teach pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries, a person must hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree with a major or minor in special education, and must have completed 20 of the 30 semester hours prescribed in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 2 of NAC 391.343 and the student teaching, equivalent field experience, or verifiable teaching experience prescribed in subparagraph (1) of paragraph (d) of subsection 2 of NAC 391.343.

†††† 2.  The term of a limited endorsement is 3 years and the endorsement is not renewable. To continue teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, health impairments, orthopedic impairments or traumatic brain injuries, the holder must complete, during the term of his or her limited endorsement, the requirements for the general endorsement prescribed in subsection 2 of NAC 391.343.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-7-84; A 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R016-04, 8-25-2004; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.360  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have intellectual disabilities and moderate to intense needs for assistance and intervention. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils who have intellectual disabilities and have moderate to intense needs for assistance and intervention in their educational processes, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section; or

†††† (b) Hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree with a major or minor in special education, must have completed 6 semester hours from the courses prescribed in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (e) of subsection 2 and must complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in this field within 3 years after beginning to teach such pupils.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have intellectual disabilities which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have intellectual disabilities;

†††† (c) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in special education in the area of intellectual disabilities and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in special education;

†††† (d) Have:

††††††††† (1) Met the requirements for an endorsement prescribed in NAC 391.343 or 391.370;

††††††††† (2) One year of verifiable teaching experience with pupils who have intellectual disabilities and moderate to intense needs of assistance and intervention in their educational processes; and

††††††††† (3) Completed 12 semester hours of the course work prescribed in sub-subparagraphs (IV) to (IX), inclusive, of subparagraph (2) of paragraph (e); or

†††† (e) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching of pupils who have intellectual disabilities, equivalent field experience with such pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed 30 semester hours of course work, including course work in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Educational psychology;

†††††††††††††† (II) Human growth and development;

†††††††††††††† (III) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (IV) The assessment of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (V) Characteristics of pupils who have intellectual disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Curriculum development or methods and strategies for teaching pupils who have intellectual disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VII) Behavior management;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Communication programming for pupils who have intellectual disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (IX) Medical aspects of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (X) Education or planning for the transition of pupils who have disabilities from their current placement to additional educational programs, employment and living as an adult; and

†††††††††††††† (XI) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities.

  The requirement for course work in two of these areas may be satisfied by completing one course, of at least 3 semester hours, that encompasses both subject matters.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.590, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 3-7-84; 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R103-03, 9-24-2003; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.363  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, before teaching pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age in a program of early childhood special education, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section; or

†††† (b) Hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, complete 6 semester hours from the courses prescribed in paragraph (b) of subsection 3 within 1 year after beginning that teaching and complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in early childhood special education within 3 years after beginning that teaching. The Department may grant a person an extension of up to 2 years in which to complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in early childhood special education upon receipt of:

††††††††† (1) Documentation which shows that the courses prescribed in paragraph (b) of subsection 3 were not offered at times or locations available to the person; or

††††††††† (2) Verification that the personís medical condition prevented the person from enrolling in or completing the courses prescribed in paragraph (b) of subsection 3.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, a person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of special education, approved by the Board, for children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

†††† (b) Hold a current license or certificate with a similar endorsement issued by another state;

†††† (c) Hold a masterís degree in early childhood special education and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in early childhood special education; or

†††† (d) Satisfy the requirements of subsection 3.

†††† 3.  A person may also receive the endorsement if he or she:

†††† (a) Holds an elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree in early childhood special education, special education, education for early childhood, child development or a related field that customarily involves providing service to children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age, such as counseling of children or families, educational or developmental psychology, speech pathology, physical or occupational therapy, elementary education, social work, or nursing if the person has at least 1 year of experience in pediatric nursing.

†††† (b) Has completed at least 18 semester hours which included a course in each subject listed in subparagraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, with any remaining hours completed by courses in any of the subjects listed in subparagraphs (6) to (9), inclusive:

††††††††† (1) Foundations or overview of early childhood special education;

††††††††† (2) Typical and atypical development of children who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (3) Assessment of children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (4) Strategies for intervention or development of curriculum for children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (5) Working with families of children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (6) Issues regarding physical and medical management of children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (7) Development of language and strategies for intervention for children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age;

††††††††† (8) Social and emotional development and strategies for intervention for children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age; and

††††††††† (9) Coordination and collaboration of services among other agencies and disciplines which serve children who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age.

  For the purpose of completing the requirements for the subjects listed in subparagraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, a single course of 3 semester hours may be applied to satisfy the required course work in no more than two of those subjects.

†††† (c) Has completed student teaching of pupils who have disabilities or developmental delays and who are under 8 years of age or has 1 year of verifiable experience, at the conclusion of which the person is eligible for reemployment, working as a teacher in a program of early childhood special education in a public or private agency that is licensed by the State or that has been approved by a national organization and which serves such pupils and their families or has completed equivalent field experience with such pupils through a regionally accredited college or university.

†††† 4.  A person may teach in a class in which the majority of the children have developmental delays and are the age of pupils in kindergarten if the person:

†††† (a) On or before September 1, 1994, has at least 3 years of experience teaching pupils who have developmental delays and are the age of pupils in kindergarten in a program of early childhood special education at a public or private agency that is licensed by the State or that has been approved by a national organization; and

†††† (b) Holds a license to teach special education for kindergarten through grade 12 with an endorsement issued pursuant to NAC 391.343, 391.347, 391.360, 391.370 or 391.376.

†††† 5.  Testing in the principles and methods of teaching pupils in kindergarten through grade 6 is not required to receive a license to teach special education with an endorsement to teach pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age. A person who, on December 13, 1999, holds a provisional special license to teach pupils who have disabilities and who are under 8 years of age that was provisioned on passing the competency test required by paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.036 is exempt from the requirement to pass that test to receive a special license.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-7-84; A 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 10-18-89; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 3-18-94; 2-24-95; 1-10-96; R122-99, 12-13-99; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.367  Qualifications for teaching adapted physical education to pupils who have disabilities. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching adapted physical education to pupils, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, who have disabilities in a setting other than the regular classroom, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section; or

†††† (b) Hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree with a major or minor in special education, must have completed 6 semester hours from the course work prescribed in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 2 and must complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in this field within 3 years after beginning to teach such pupils.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching adapted physical education which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach adapted physical education to pupils who have disabilities;

†††† (c) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in adapted physical education and have completed a practicum, student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in adapted physical education; or

†††† (d) Have completed a bachelorís or masterís degree in physical education or special education and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed a practicum, student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in adapted physical education; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed 12 semester hours of course work, including course work in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Introduction to adapted physical education;

†††††††††††††† (II) Assessment of pupils for adapted physical education;

†††††††††††††† (III) Methods and strategies in adapted physical education;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities; and

†††††††††††††† (V) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities.

  The requirement for course work in two of these areas may be satisfied by completing one course, of at least 3 semester hours, that encompasses both subject matters.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-7-84; A 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.370  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have speech and language impairments. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, who have speech and language impairments, a person must hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have speech and language impairments, which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a certificate of clinical competence in speech from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or an equivalent license from the Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology;

†††† (c) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have speech and language impairments;

†††† (d) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in the area of speech and language impairments, and have 8 semester hours of student teaching, a clinical practicum, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with pupils who have speech and language impairments; or

†††† (e) Have completed a bachelorís or masterís degree and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed 8 semester hours in student teaching of pupils who have speech and language impairments, a clinical practicum with those pupils, equivalent field experience with those pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with those pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed at least 28 semester hours of course work, including course work in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Audiology;

†††††††††††††† (II) Methods for the assessment and treatment of the disorders of articulation, fluency, voice and language;

†††††††††††††† (III) The development of normal speech and language;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Science of speech and voice;

†††††††††††††† (V) Phonetics;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities; and

†††††††††††††† (VII) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.610, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 3-7-84; 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R089-99, 10-25-99)

††††† NAC 391.376  Endorsement as professional teacher of pupils who have disabilities. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)  To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of pupils who have disabilities, a person must:

†††† 1.  Hold one of the endorsements described in NAC 391.340, 391.343, 391.360, 391.363, 391.367, 391.370 or 391.390;

†††† 2.  Hold a masterís degree; and

†††† 3.  Have 3 years of verified experience in public or licensed private schools at the elementary, middle, junior high or high school grade level as a teacher of pupils who have disabilities in the specific area for which the endorsement is requested.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-7-84; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.378  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have autism. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, who have autism, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section; or

†††† (b) Hold a teacherís elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, or a bachelorís or masterís degree with a major or minor in special education, must have completed 6 semester hours from course work prescribed in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 2 and must complete a program of preparation leading to licensing in this field within 3 years after beginning to teach such pupils.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have autism, which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have autism;

†††† (c) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in the education of pupils who have autism and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in special education; or

†††† (d) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and have completed:

††††††††† (1) Eight semester hours of student teaching with pupils who have autism, equivalent field experience with such pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Thirty semester hours of course work, including course work in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Behavior management;

†††††††††††††† (II) Speech and language development;

†††††††††††††† (III) Assistive technology, or alternative or augmentative communication;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Characteristics of pupils who have autism;

†††††††††††††† (V) Curriculum development or methods and strategies for teaching pupils who have autism;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VII) The assessment of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (IX) Education or planning for the transition of pupils who have disabilities from their current placement to placement in additional educational programs, employment and living independently as an adult;

†††††††††††††† (X) Methods of teaching mathematics; and

†††††††††††††† (XI) Methods of teaching literacy.

  The requirement for course work in two of these areas may be satisfied by completing one course, of at least 3 semester hours, that encompasses both subject matters.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 1-10-96, eff. 9-1-97; A by R103-03, 9-24-2003; R007-05, 10-31-2005; R038-08, 6-17-2008; R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.386  Requirement for approval of field experience. (NRS 391.019)  The field experience of a person must be approved by the appropriate department of the college or university that the person is attending.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 1-24-92)

††††† NAC 391.390  Qualifications for teaching pupils who have visual impairments. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  Before teaching pupils, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, who have visual impairments, a person must hold an endorsement issued pursuant to this section.

†††† 2.  To receive the endorsement, the person must:

†††† (a) Have completed a program of preparation for teaching pupils who have visual impairments, which has been approved by the Board;

†††† (b) Hold a license or certificate, issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have visual impairments;

†††† (c) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree in the education of pupils who have visual impairments and have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching, equivalent field experience or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience in special education;

†††† (d) Hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and:

††††††††† (1) Have completed 8 semester hours of student teaching of pupils who have visual impairments, equivalent field experience with such pupils or 1 year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils; and

††††††††† (2) Have completed 18 semester hours of course work in any of the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Introduction to special education or the education of pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (II) Development of the curriculum and methods for assessing and teaching pupils who are blind or have visual impairments;

†††††††††††††† (III) Beginning braille;

†††††††††††††† (IV) Advanced braille;

†††††††††††††† (V) Parental involvement in programs for pupils who have disabilities;

†††††††††††††† (VI) Rehabilitative services, education or planning for the transition of pupils who have disabilities from their current placement to placement in additional educational programs, employment and living independently as an adult;

†††††††††††††† (VII) Psychological and social aspects of blindness;

†††††††††††††† (VIII) Physiological aspects of blindness; and

†††††††††††††† (IX) Orientation and mobility or low vision.

  The requirement for course work in two of these areas may be satisfied by completing one course, of at least 3 semester hours, that encompasses both subject matters.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certification Reg. ß 391.650, eff. 10-23-81]ó(NAC A 11-25-86; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 7-18-88; 11-27-91, eff. 1-11-92; 1-10-96)

††††† NAC 391.391  Endorsement to teach pupils in program of orientation and mobility. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in a program of orientation and mobility, a person must hold a:

†††† (a) Bachelorís or graduate degree in:

††††††††† (1) Orientation and mobility; or

†††† †††† (2) Any other field of study and have successfully completed an orientation and mobility program at a university approved by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired; or

†††† (b) Professional certificate in orientation and mobility issued by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

†††† 2.  Such an endorsement is not required to teach pupils in a program of orientation and mobility.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R094-99, eff. 11-2-99)

††††† NAC 391.392  Endorsement to teach program of alternative education. (NRS 385.080, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive an endorsement to teach a program of alternative education, a person must:

†††† (a) Hold a valid:

††††††††† (1) Elementary license;

††††††††† (2) License to teach middle school or junior high school education;

††††††††† (3) Secondary license;

††††††††† (4) License to teach special education; or

††††††††† (5) Special license that is endorsed for a recognized field of teaching other than business and industry;

†††† (b) Have 3 years of verified experience in teaching a program of alternative education; or

†††† (c) Have completed at least 3 semester hours of course work in one or more of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Behavior management;

††††††††† (2) Methods of teaching pupils who have specific learning disabilities;

††††††††† (3) Parental involvement in programs of alternative education; or

††††††††† (4) Methods of teaching pupils in a program of alternative education or pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school.

†††† 2.  Except as limited by subsection 3, a person who holds an endorsement to teach a program of alternative education may:

†††† (a) Provide instruction in any recognized field of teaching for which he or she holds a valid endorsement; and

†††† (b) Teach courses outside his or her area of endorsement.

†††† 3.  A person who holds an endorsement to teach a program of alternative education initially issued on or after July 1, 2005, may use that endorsement to provide instruction and teach as authorized by subsection 2 only:

†††† (a) In an adult high school program as defined in subsection 2 of NAC 389.690; or

†††† (b) To act as a teacher of record for a pupil who is enrolled in a course of distance education which has been approved by the Department pursuant to NRS 388.834 and NAC 388.825.

†††† 4.  An endorsement to teach a program of alternative education is not required to teach a program of alternative education.

†††† 5.  As used in this section:

†††† (a) ďCourse of distance educationĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 388.823.

†††† (b) ďProgram of alternative educationĒ means:

††††††††† (1) An alternative program as defined in NAC 388.500; or

††††††††† (2) An adult high school program as defined in subsection 2 of NAC 389.690.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R093-97, eff. 1-14-98; A by R094-99, 11-2-99; R099-03, 9-24-2003; R005-05, 10-31-2005; A by Bd. of Education by R134-07, 6-17-2008; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-11, 10-26-2011; R008-13, 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.393  Limited endorsement to teach core academic subjects exclusively to pupils with disabilities. (NRS 391.019, 391.032)

†††† 1.  A special education teacher, whether new or not new to the profession, providing instruction at an elementary, middle, junior high or high school may be granted a limited endorsement to teach one or more core academic subjects exclusively to pupils with disabilities.

†††† 2.  To receive the limited endorsement, a special education teacher must:

†††† (a) Hold a valid license to teach special education;

†††† (b) Receive, before and during the term of his or her limited endorsement, high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive and focused on instruction in the classroom to ensure a positive and lasting impact on the teacherís instruction in the classroom; and

†††† (c) Demonstrate satisfactory progress toward achieving competence in each applicable core academic subject as prescribed by the Department.

†††† 3.  The term of a limited endorsement issued pursuant to this section is 3 years and the endorsement is not renewable. To continue teaching one or more core academic subjects exclusively to pupils with disabilities, the holder must, during the term of his or her limited endorsement, complete the requirements for designation as a highly qualified teacher by demonstrating competence in each applicable core academic subject in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. ß 7801(23), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. ß 1401(10).

†††† 4.  As used in this section, ďcore academic subjectĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in 20 U.S.C. ß 7801(11).

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R039-05, eff. 10-31-2005; A by R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.394  Endorsement to teach in program for gifted and talented pupils. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  Beginning September 1, 1995, to receive an endorsement to teach in a program for gifted and talented pupils, a teacher or other educational personnel must:

†††† (a) Hold a license for the level of education for which the program is offered; and

†††† (b) Have 2 years of verified experience as a teacher in schools approved by the Department.

†††† 2.  In addition to the requirements listed in subsection 1, a person who wishes to receive such an endorsement must have completed:

†††† (a) A program of preparation for teaching pupils who have been determined to be gifted and talented that is approved by the Board; or

†††† (b) At least 3 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university in each of the following areas of study:

††††††††† (1) Characteristics and needs of gifted and talented pupils;

††††††††† (2) Assessment of gifted and talented pupils and programs for such pupils;

††††††††† (3) Curriculum in content areas for gifted and talented pupils; and

††††††††† (4) Methodology and strategies for teaching gifted and talented pupils.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 11-27-91; A by R013-13, 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.398  Substitute teacher of special education: Application for additional extension of period of hire. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  If a school district is unable to hire a licensed special education teacher at the expiration of an extension granted pursuant to subsection 4 of NAC 391.332, it may apply to the Department for an additional extension for the remainder of the school year. The application must be in writing and include:

†††† (a) Evidence that the school district has advertised a position for a licensed special education teacher;

†††† (b) Evidence that the school district was unable to hire a licensed special education teacher;

†††† (c) Evidence that the school district was unable to hire a person who holds an elementary or secondary license, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, to fill the position of a special education teacher;

†††† (d) If a substitute teacher was hired rather than an applicant who holds an elementary or secondary license, a license to teach special education, or a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, the rationale for such a hiring; and

†††† (e) An assurance that the school district will continue its efforts to hire a licensed special education teacher for the remainder of the school year.

†††† 2.  The Department shall report the application for an additional extension and the disposition of the application to the Commission at the next meeting of the Commission for which notice of the report may be given pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 241.020.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, eff. 9-24-92; A 6-19-96; R219-97, 4-17-98; R005-05, 10-31-2005; R017-11 & R028-11, 10-26-2011)

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENTS

††††† NAC 391.400  Types of endorsements. (NRS 388.360, 391.019)  The types of career and technical education endorsements which the Superintendent of Public Instruction may issue to qualified applicants are:

†††† 1.  A business and industry endorsement; and

†††† 2.  An endorsement as a substitute teacher of business and industry.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. for Vocational Education, eff. 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R037-08, 6-17-2008)

††††† NAC 391.420  Business and industry endorsement: Programs for which endorsement may be issued. (NRS 388.360, 391.019)  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue to a qualified applicant a business and industry endorsement for a specific program included in a career and technical education group. The programs for which an endorsement may be issued are:

†††† 1.  Accounting.

†††† 2.  Advertising design.

†††† 3.  Agricultural and natural resources science.

†††† 4.  Agricultural mechanical engineering technology.

†††† 5.  Air transportation.

†††† 6.  Airframe, aircraft and power plant.

†††† 7.  Automotive collision repair.

†††† 8.  Automotive service technology.

†††† 9.  Building construction.

†††† 10.  Building maintenance.

†††† 11.  Business management and administrative services.

†††† 12.  Cabinetmaking and millwork.

†††† 13.  Carpentry.

†††† 14.  Child care and guidance.

†††† 15.  Clothing, fashion and textiles.

†††† 16.  Commercial arts.

†††† 17.  Communications and media.

†††† 18.  Computer data processing.

†††† 19.  Computer maintenance and repair.

†††† 20.  Computer networking.

†††† 21.  Computer software.

†††† 22.  Computer system programming.

†††† 23.  Computer website design.

†††† 24.  Cosmetology.

†††† 25.  Criminal justice.

†††† 26.  Culinary arts.

†††† 27.  Dental assistant and dental technician.

†††† 28.  Dental laboratory.

†††† 29.  Diesel mechanics.

†††† 30.  Digital and graphic arts.

†††† 31.  Drafting and design.

†††† 32.  Electrical technology.

†††† 33.  Electronic technology.

†††† 34.  Emergency medical technology.

†††† 35.  Engineering technology.

†††† 36.  Ethnic dance.

†††† 37.  Ethnic music.

†††† 38.  Fashion merchandising.

†††† 39.  Food science and nutrition.

†††† 40.  Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

†††† 41.  Hospitality, travel and tourism.

†††† 42.  Interior decorating.

†††† 43.  Interior design.

†††† 44.  Manufacturing processes.

†††† 45.  Marketing.

†††† 46.  Masonry.

†††† 47.  Medical assistant and medical technician.

†††† 48.  Medical laboratory.

†††† 49.  Medical office management.

†††† 50.  Metal fabrication.

†††† 51.  Military science.

†††† 52.  Nursing occupations.

†††† 53.  Pharmacy assistant and pharmacy technician.

†††† 54.  Photography.

†††† 55.  Physical therapy.

†††† 56.  Plumbing.

†††† 57.  Small engines and power equipment.

†††† 58.  Sports medicine.

†††† 59.  Stage and theater.

†††† 60.  Veterinary medicine.

†††† 61.  Welding, brazing and soldering.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. for Vocational Education, eff. 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R075-00, 6-20-2000; R023-01, 10-22-2001; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R006-13, 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.425  Business and industry endorsement: Qualifications for receipt and first renewal. (NRS 388.360, 391.019)

†††† 1.  To receive a business and industry endorsement, the applicant must:

†††† (a) Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent;

†††† (b) Have been employed for at least 5 years after 16 years of age in a position which relates to the program for which he or she is applying for endorsement; and

†††† (c) Hold the appropriate license if one is required by law for employment in an occupation which the person desires to teach.

†††† 2.  Three of the 5 years of work experience required by paragraph (b) of subsection 1 may be fulfilled by the completion of courses or training in an area of career and technical education which relates to the desired endorsement at the rate of 1 year of full-time employment to:

†††† (a) Sixteen semester hours of credit from an accredited or licensed postsecondary institution;

†††† (b) Two hundred and fifty hours of training from an accredited or licensed postsecondary institution;

†††† (c) Two thousand hours of part-time employment; or

†††† (d) One thousand hours of employment which is preplanned. A training agreement between industry and the appropriate sponsor must be on file, supervised and approved by an accredited postsecondary institution or the Department.

†††† 3.  To fulfill the requirement of 5 years of work experience required by paragraph (b) of subsection 1, a person who wishes to receive a business and industry endorsement must, if the endorsement is for:

†††† (a) Agricultural and natural resources science, have industry experience in at least three of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Agricultural business and marketing;

††††††††† (2) Animal science or veterinary medicine;

††††††††† (3) Forestry;

††††††††† (4) Horticulture;

††††††††† (5) Floriculture;

††††††††† (6) Landscaping; or

††††††††† (7) Agricultural research.

†††† (b) Agricultural mechanical engineering technology, have industry experience in each of the following areas:

†††† †††† (1) Agricultural construction; and

††††††††† (2) Agricultural power.

†††† (c) Building construction, have at least 2 years of industry experience in carpentry and at least 1 year of industry experience in any of the following areas or a combination of those areas:

††††††††† (1) Electrical;

††††††††† (2) Plumbing; or

††††††††† (3) Masonry.

†††† (d) Commercial arts, have industry experience in at least two of the following areas:

††††††††† (1) Advertising design;

††††††††† (2) Digital or graphic arts; or

††††††††† (3) Photography.

†††† 4.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1, a person who wishes to receive a business and industry endorsement must:

†††† (a) If the endorsement is for automotive service technology, be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as:

††††††††† (1) A master automobile technician; or

††††††††† (2) An automobile technician in the following areas:

†††††††††††††† (I) Brakes;

†††††††††††††† (II) Electrical and electronic systems;

†††††††††††††† (III) Engine performance; and

†††††††††††††† (IV) Suspension and steering.

†††† (b) If the endorsement is for military science, be certified by the secretary of the military branch in which the applicant serves or from which the applicant has retired to teach pupils in the Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps program developed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. ß 2031. A person who meets the requirements of this paragraph and who teaches pupils in the Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps program is exempt from the:

††††††††† (1) Provisions of subsection 5;

††††††††† (2) Provisions of subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.030; and

††††††††† (3) Provisions of NAC 391.036.

†††† 5.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of subsection 4 and subsections 6 and 7, a person who desires to renew for the first time an endorsement issued pursuant to this section must provide proof that he or she has received, from an accredited postsecondary institution, credit for 12 semester hours as follows:

†††† (a) Three semester hours in professional career and technical education courses;

†††† (b) Three semester hours in a course involving career and technical education teaching methodology;

†††† (c) Three semester hours in a course on applied or work-based learning; and

†††† (d) Three semester hours in a course on pupil organization and management in career and technical education.

  At least 3 semester hours of the required 12 must be earned during the first year the person was licensed.

†††† 6.  A person who desires to renew for the first time a business and industry endorsement for ethnic music issued pursuant to this section is exempt from the requirements of subsection 5 if the person provides proof that he or she has received, from an accredited postsecondary institution, credit for 12 semester hours as follows:

†††† (a) Three semester hours of course work that includes classroom management or music methodology, or both; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours in the subject area of music.

  At least 3 semester hours of the required 12 must be earned during the first year the person was licensed.

†††† 7.  A person who desires to renew for the first time a business and industry endorsement for ethnic dance issued pursuant to this section is exempt from the requirements of subsection 5 if the person provides proof that he or she has received, from an accredited postsecondary institution, credit for 12 semester hours as follows:

†††† (a) Three semester hours of course work that includes classroom management or dance methodology, or both; and

†††† (b) Nine semester hours in the subject area of dance.

  At least 3 semester hours of the required 12 must be earned during the first year the person was licensed.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. for Vocational Education, eff. 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R075-00, 6-20-2000; R023-01, 10-22-2001; R055-03, 10-21-2003; R026-07, 10-31-2007; R018-09, 10-27-2009)

††††† NAC 391.430  Business and industry endorsement: Authorized activities of holder. (NRS 388.360, 391.019)  A person who holds a business and industry endorsement may:

†††† 1.  Provide instruction to pupils enrolled in a program of career and technical education in middle school, junior high school or high school; and

†††† 2.  Teach an academic subject if it is:

†††† (a) Related to an area of career and technical education which the personís endorsement allows him or her to teach; and

†††† (b) Necessary to the success of the instruction of that area of career and technical education.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. for Vocational Education, eff. 10-26-83; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 9-1-89; R055-03, 10-21-2003; R026-07, 10-31-2007)

††††† NAC 391.436  Endorsement as substitute teacher of business and industry: Issuance; qualifications for receipt and first renewal; period of hire. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue to a qualified applicant an endorsement as a substitute teacher of business and industry for a specific program included in a career and technical education group identified in NAC 391.420.

†††† 2.  To receive an endorsement as a substitute teacher of business and industry, the applicant must:

†††† (a) Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent;

†††† (b) Have been employed for at least 3 years, after 16 years of age, in a position which relates to the program for which he or she is applying for the endorsement; and

†††† (c) Submit written verification of the employment required by paragraph (b) in the format required by the Department.

†††† 3.  One of the 3 years of work experience required by paragraph (b) of subsection 2 may be fulfilled by the completion of courses or training in an area of career and technical education which relates to the desired endorsement at the rate of 1 year of full-time employment to:

†††† (a) Sixteen semester hours of credit from an accredited or licensed postsecondary institution;

†††† (b) Two hundred and fifty hours of training from an accredited or licensed postsecondary institution;

†††† (c) Two thousand hours of part-time employment; or

†††† (d) One thousand hours of employment, which is preplanned. A training agreement between industry and the appropriate sponsor must be on file with, supervised by and approved by an accredited postsecondary institution or the Department.

†††† 4.  A person who desires to renew for the first time an endorsement issued pursuant to this section must provide proof that he or she has completed 3 semester hours of credit from an accredited postsecondary institution in a course that is approved by the Department and that involves career and technical education teaching methodology.

†††† 5.  A school district may hire a person who has an endorsement as a substitute teacher of business and industry in kindergarten through grade 12 for:

†††† (a) Unlimited days of service if filling the position of a licensed teacher who is under contract.

†††† (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, 60 days of service if filling a teaching position for which a licensed teacher has not been hired under contract.

†††† 6.  The Department may grant a school district one extension for 30 days with regard to a person who is hired pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 5 in an exceptional case upon request from the superintendent of schools of the school district.

†††† 7.  An endorsement issued pursuant to this section is not subject to the provisions of NAC 391.030 and 391.036.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R037-08, eff. 6-17-2008)

PROGRAMS FOR ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO LICENSURE

††††† NAC 391.461  Application for approval to become qualified provider; review; conditions of provisional approval; term of validity; approval to offer program for different area of licensure; annual evaluation. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  An institution of higher education or any other provider that operates independently of an institution of higher education which wishes to offer a program for an alternative route for the licensure of teachers and administrators in this State must apply to the Commission on a form prescribed by the Department for approval to become a qualified provider of such a program. The application must include, without limitation:

†††† (a) The name and location of the applicant;

†††† (b) The name of the program;

†††† (c) If the applicant is accredited, the name of the regional accrediting body and the accreditation status of the applicant;

†††† (d) If the applicant is a private postsecondary educational institution, as defined in NRS 394.099, evidence that the applicant is licensed to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education pursuant to chapter 394 of NRS;

†††† (e) A description of the budget of the program;

†††† (f) The areas of licensure for which the applicant will offer the program;

†††† (g) A description of the program, which must include, without limitation:

††††††††† (1) The way in which the elements of the program will comply with the requirements of this chapter and chapter 391 of NRS;

††††††††† (2) The application and review process for persons to enroll in the program, including, without limitation, a copy of all forms that will be used in the process; and

††††††††† (3) The supervised, school-based experiences the applicant will provide as required by NRS 391.019, including, without limitation:

†††††††††††††† (I) The name of each school and school district that will participate in the supervised, school-based experience;

†††††††††††††† (II) The length of time for which a student will be required to participate in the supervised, school-based experience, including, without limitation, any orientation that the student must complete;

†††††††††††††† (III) The manner by which students will be mentored by a postprobationary teacher and evaluated during the supervised, school-based experience;

†††††††††††††† (IV) How the supervised, school-based experience will promote the effectiveness of teachers; and

†††††††††††††† (V) A copy of all forms that will be used for the supervised, school-based experience process;

†††† (h) A list of all staff members for the program, the roles and responsibilities of each person and his or her credentials;

†††† (i) A statement of the estimated time it will take a student enrolled in the program to complete the program, which must allow for completion of the program within 2 years but not more than 3 years;

†††† (j) A description of the manner by which the applicant will evaluate the success or failure of each student enrolled in the program and track the progress of each such student, including a copy of all forms that will be used for the evaluation and tracking;

†††† (k) A description of how the applicant will evaluate the success of the program, which must include the information required for the evaluation pursuant to NRS 391.039; and

†††† (l) Any other information required by the Department or the Commission.

†††† 2.  Upon receipt of an application for approval as a qualified provider pursuant to subsection 1, the Commission will appoint a review team to review the application. The review team shall:

†††† (a) Examine the application;

†††† (b) Determine whether to recommend that the Commission grant its approval of the application; and

†††† (c) Submit its recommendation to the Commission.

†††† 3.  The Commission will review the recommendation of the review team submitted pursuant to subsection 2 and provide to the applicant written notice of its approval or denial. The Commission may grant provisional approval to an applicant pursuant to subsection 4. If the Commission denies an application, the applicant may correct any deficiencies identified in the notice of denial and resubmit the application for review by the Commission.

†††† 4.  If the Commission grants an applicant provisional approval, the applicant may offer the program for an alternative route to licensure described in the application for the period prescribed by the Commission. The applicant must remove all the provisions under which the approval was issued before the expiration of the provisional approval. If the applicant removes the provisions within the prescribed time, the Commission will grant nonprovisional approval to the applicant as a qualified provider. Provisional approval is valid for 2 years after the date on which the Commission granted provisional approval. If an applicant does not remove all the provisions within the prescribed time, the provisional approval is automatically revoked.

†††† 5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if an applicant is approved as a qualified provider pursuant to this section, the approval is valid for 2 years after the date of approval. To continue the approval, the qualified provider must submit an application for renewal before the expiration of the approval to the Commission on a form prescribed by the Department. If the application for renewal is approved by the Commission, the renewal is valid for 2 years after the date of the approval.

†††† 6.  If a qualified provider intends to offer a program for an alternative route to licensure for an area of licensure that is different from the area of licensure for which the qualified provider has been approved, the qualified provider must submit a new application pursuant to subsection 1 to offer a program for an alternative route to licensure for that area of licensure.

†††† 7.  Each qualified provider must be evaluated on an annual basis pursuant to NRS 391.039. The Department shall:

†††† (a) Present the results of the evaluation to the Commission; and

†††† (b) After the results have been presented to the Commission, post the evaluation on the Departmentís Internet website.

†††† 8.  Each qualified provider shall cooperate with the Commission and the Department in the evaluation of the effectiveness of this section and NAC 391.057.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R115-11, eff. 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.463  Revocation of approval of qualified provider: Notification of intent; requirements of exit plan. (NRS 391.019)

†††† 1.  The Commission may revoke its approval of a qualified provider if the Commission determines that the program for an alternative route to licensure offered by the qualified provider does not meet the applicable requirements of this chapter or chapter 391 of NRS.

†††† 2.  Before the Commission revokes its approval of a qualified provider, the Commission will notify the qualified provider of its intent to revoke approval. The notice must include the specific reasons upon which the Commission is basing its decision. Not later than 30 days after the date on which the qualified provider receives the notice, the qualified provider may submit a written response to the Commission which sets forth the reasons why approval should not be revoked. The Commission will review the notice and any response submitted by the qualified provider and will determine whether to:

†††† (a) Revoke the approval of the qualified provider;

†††† (b) Allow the qualified provider to continue providing the program for an alternative route to licensure if certain enumerated conditions are met; or

†††† (c) Allow the continued approval of the qualified provider without conditions.

†††† 3.  If the Commission revokes its approval of a qualified provider, the qualified provider must provide an exit plan which includes, without limitation, a description of how the qualified provider will assist students enrolled in the program for an alternative route to licensure in completing another program with a different qualified provider at no cost to the student.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R115-11, eff. 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.465  Approval and publication by Commission of programs offered in another state. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)  The Commission will prepare and publish a list of programs for an alternative route to licensure offered in another state that have been approved by the Commission for the purposes of issuing a renewable license pursuant to NAC 391.470.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R048-09, eff. 11-25-2009; A by R115-11, 10-4-2013)

††††† NAC 391.470  Qualifications for issuance of renewable teaching license to persons who complete program offered in another state. (NRS 391.019, 391.021, 391.032)  The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue a renewable license to teach pupils in prekindergarten through grade 12 to a person who submits an application which is accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Superintendent that the applicant:

†††† 1.  Holds a bachelorís degree from a postsecondary institution that is regionally accredited;

†††† 2.  Passed the competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test;

†††† 3.  Passed the competency test in the principles and methods of teaching that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test;

†††† 4.  Passed the competency test in the subject matter of the initial area of endorsement on the license or the area of endorsement necessary for the applicantís area of assignment that is required by NAC 391.036 or is eligible for an exemption from that test;

†††† 5.  Successfully completed, in another state, a program for an alternative route to licensure that has been approved by the Commission pursuant to NAC 391.465; and

†††† 6.  Holds a renewable license in good standing to teach in the state in which the program for an alternative route to licensure was completed or previously held a renewable license in good standing to teach in that state.

†††† (Added to NAC by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R048-09, eff. 11-25-2009; A by R115-11, 10-4-2013)

SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE

††††† NAC 391.500  Recommendation to Board for suspension or revocation; findings of board of trustees to accept or reject hearing officerís recommendation; complaint for failure to comply with contract. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.355)

†††† 1.  Any recommendation for the suspension or revocation of the state license of a teacher, administrator or other holder and the charge which supports the recommendation must be made to the State Board of Education.

†††† 2.  Such a charge and recommendation may be made by the board of trustees of a school district or, unless the case is governed by NRS 391.350, by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 3.  The board of trustees of a school district may recommend the suspension or revocation of the license of a person who has been dismissed or refused reemployment as a teacher or administrator only after the person has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer pursuant to NRS 391.311 to 391.3197, inclusive.

†††† 4.  At any meeting in which a board of trustees of a school district decides to accept or reject a hearing officerís recommendation to dismiss or not reemploy the holder of a license, the board shall enter its findings regarding the existence of any cause for revocation or suspension of the holderís license and shall decide whether to recommend suspension or revocation of the license to the State Board of Education.

†††† 5.  The board of trustees of a school district may make a formal complaint to the State Board of Education concerning a teacher, administrator or other holder of a license who has failed to comply with his or her contract and may recommend the suspension or revocation of his or her license even though the board of trustees has not conducted a proceeding to dismiss him or her from employment or prevent his or her reemployment.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ßß 2 & 3, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91)

††††† NAC 391.503  Failure of holder of license to pay fee imposed by American Arbitration Association for hearing officer. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  If the holder of a license who requests a hearing before a hearing officer pursuant to NRS 391.322 does not pay the fee imposed by the American Arbitration Association within 45 days after requesting the hearing, his or her request for a hearing shall be deemed withdrawn.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.507  Answer; time to submit. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  Not later than 10 days after a hearing officer is selected pursuant to NRS 391.322, the holder of the license shall submit to the hearing officer an answer to the allegations set forth in the recommendation for the suspension or revocation of his or her license which was submitted to the Board.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.509  Modification of limitations of time. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)

†††† 1.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction and the holder of a license may agree to modify any limitation of time imposed pursuant to NAC 391.500 to 391.555, inclusive.

†††† 2.  A hearing officer may extend any limitation of time imposed pursuant to NAC 391.500 to 391.555, inclusive, if he or she determines that the extension is appropriate. As soon as practicable after the hearing officer extends a limitation of time pursuant to this subsection, the hearing officer shall notify the parties, in writing, of the extension and the reason therefor.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.513  Hearing: Communication of parties with hearing officer and staff of hearing officer. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, each party to a hearing before a hearing officer on the suspension or revocation of a license shall not communicate with the hearing officer, except during the hearing, without the approval of the hearing officer and all other parties.

†††† 2.  Any communication which is approved pursuant to subsection 1 must be submitted to the American Arbitration Association for transmittal to the hearing officer.

†††† 3.  A party may communicate with a member of the staff of the hearing officer concerning any limitation of time applicable to the hearing.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.515  Hearing: Location; notification of time and location. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.355)

†††† 1.  A hearing before a hearing officer on the suspension or revocation of a license must be held:

†††† (a) At a location agreed upon by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the holder of the license; or

†††† (b) At a convenient location determined by the hearing officer if the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the holder of the license are unable to agree on a location for the hearing.

†††† 2.  The hearing officer shall notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the holder of the license, in writing, of the time and location of the hearing not less than 10 days before the hearing.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 7, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; A by Bd. of Education, 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.520  Hearing: Purpose; presentation of evidence; recordings and transcripts; responsibility for expenses. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.355)

†††† 1.  The hearing before the hearing officer is held to determine whether a cause for the suspension or revocation of the license exists.

†††† 2.  The holder of the license and the Superintendent of Public Instruction are entitled to be heard, to be represented by counsel and to call witnesses in their behalf. The parties may offer any evidence which is relevant and material to the matter and shall produce such additional evidence as the hearing officer may require for a determination of the matter.

†††† 3.  The hearing must be recorded on audiotape or any other means of sound reproduction. If requested by the hearing officer or any party, an official transcript must be made. If a transcript is requested by a party, the party shall ensure that the transcript is prepared and pay the cost of preparing the transcript. Any other party is entitled to a copy of the transcript upon the payment of a fee which is not more than the cost of preparing the transcript. The hearing officer is entitled to receive a copy of the transcript at no charge. If the transcript is requested by the hearing officer, the parties are equally responsible for the cost of preparing the transcript.

†††† 4.  Unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the holder of the license are equally responsible for the expense and salary of the hearing officer.

†††† 5.  The expenses of a witness who testifies at the hearing must be paid by the party who requested the witness to testify at the hearing.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 8, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; A by Bd. of Education, 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.525  Hearing: Service of papers; proof of service. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  All papers submitted by a party to the hearing officer must have been served on all other parties and proof of that service must be filed with the hearing officer.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 19, eff. 10-16-80]

††††† NAC 391.530  Hearing: Postponement; failure to appear. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.355)

†††† 1.  The hearing officer may, upon his or her own motion or at the request of any party to the hearing, postpone the hearing until a date which is not later than the date on which the hearing must be held pursuant to NRS 391.323. If the parties agree to postpone the hearing, the hearing officer shall postpone the hearing until the date prescribed by the parties except that the hearing must be held not later than the date required pursuant to NRS 391.323.

†††† 2.  If the holder of the license fails to appear at the scheduled hearing and has not provided a valid excuse for the failure, the hearing officer shall vacate the hearing with prejudice. The hearing officer shall note the failure to appear in the record and in his or her report to the State Board of Education.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 9, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91; A by Bd. of Education, 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.535  Hearing: Order of presentation of statements, evidence and arguments. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.355)  Statements, evidence and arguments are normally received in the following order, but the hearing officer may modify the order:

†††† 1.  Opening statement by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 2.  Opening statement by the holder of the license.

†††† 3.  Evidence by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

†††† 4.  Evidence by the holder of the license.

†††† 5.  Rebuttal evidence by the Superintendent.

†††† 6.  Surrebuttal evidence by the holder.

†††† 7.  Closing argument by the Superintendent.

†††† 8.  Closing argument by the holder.

†††† 9.  Rebuttal argument by the Superintendent.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 12, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education, 11-4-91)

††††† NAC 391.540  Hearing: Depositions of witnesses. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  The hearing officer or any party to the proceeding may take depositions of witnesses in any manner prescribed by part V of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 16, eff. 10-16-80]

††††† NAC 391.545  Hearing: Conduct of participants; rules of evidence; witnesses; affidavits; exhibits; stipulations; briefs. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)

†††† 1.  All participants in the hearing shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

†††† 2.  Before the hearing, the parties must exchange copies of any evidence that will be submitted as exhibits during the hearing. Not less than 5 days before the hearing, each party shall provide to the hearing officer and all other parties the name of each witness who will testify at the hearing and a summary of his or her anticipated testimony.

†††† 3.  The technical rules of evidence do not apply and formal exceptions to the hearing officerís rulings are not necessary. The ground on which a party relies for an objection to or an exclusion of evidence must be briefly stated. Any offer of proof for the record must include a statement of the substance of the evidence to which objection has been sustained. The decision by the hearing officer on the admissibility of evidence is a final administrative action.

†††† 4.  An affidavit may be admitted as evidence in lieu of oral testimony if the information contained in the affidavit is admissible.

†††† 5.  Exhibits introduced into evidence by the Superintendent of Public Instruction must be identified numerically in the order in which the exhibits are entered into evidence. The exhibits introduced into evidence by the holder of the license must be identified alphabetically in the order in which they are introduced into evidence.

†††† 6.  The hearing officer may, upon the motion of a party, order a witness, other than a party to the hearing, to be excluded from the hearing to prevent that witness from hearing the testimony of another witness at the hearing.

†††† 7.  The hearing officer may approve or reject any stipulation of fact offered by the parties at the hearing, including any written stipulation introduced into evidence as an exhibit or any stipulation in the form of an oral statement. A stipulation is binding on all parties to it and may be regarded by the hearing officer as evidence. The hearing officer may require additional proof by evidence of the facts stipulated.

†††† 8.  The hearing officer may require the parties to submit briefs on any contested issues of law or fact. If the hearing officer requires the parties to submit briefs, he or she shall not conclude the hearing until after the briefs are required to be submitted.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ßß 10 & 11, 13-15 & 18, eff. 10-16-80]ó(NAC A 11-17-95)

††††† NAC 391.550  Hearing: Continuances. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  Upon a proper showing made before or during a hearing, the hearing officer may grant a continuance of the hearing to enable a party to submit additional proof of any fact.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 17, eff. 10-16-80]

††††† NAC 391.555  Option of holder to appear before Board. (NRS 385.080, 391.355)  Whether or not the holder of the certificate chooses to participate in a hearing before a hearing officer, as provided for in NAC 391.500 to 391.555, inclusive, the holder may appear before the State Board of Education at the time and place scheduled for action on his or her certificate. The holder may then present and argue any facts which would mitigate or excuse him or her from the penalty the Board might impose.

†††† [Bd. of Education, Certificate Reg. ß 20, eff. 10-16-80]

COURSES OF STUDY AND TRAINING FOR LICENSURE OF EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL

††††† NAC 391.556  Adoption by reference of Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.037, 391.038)

†††† 1.  The Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue developed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium are hereby adopted by reference.

†††† 2.  A copy of the Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue may be obtained free of charge from the Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20001-1431.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R008-03, eff. 10-30-2003; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.557  Requirements for application for approval of course; manual. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.037, 391.038)

†††† 1.  An institution which wishes to offer a course of study and training for the education of teachers or other educational personnel which is designed to provide the education required for the issuance of an elementary, secondary or special license, or a license to teach special education, renewal of such a license or an endorsement in a field of specialization must file with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, at least 180 calendar days before the first date of instruction, an application for approval of the course of study and training. The application must include:

†††† (a) The name and location of the institution;

†††† (b) A copy of the articles of incorporation or charter for the institution;

†††† (c) Proof of the financial solvency of the institution, including financial resources available to the institution in this State;

†††† (d) If the institution is accredited, as that term is defined in NRS 394.006, information concerning the accreditation;

†††† (e) The proposed operating budget for the course of study and training;

†††† (f) A description of the governance of the institution, including the name of the chief administrative officer of the institution, and the system established for accountability of the course of study and training at the institution;

†††† (g) A description of the course of study and training, including:

††††††††† (1) If the course is designed for teachers:

†††††††††††††† (I) A description of the courseís compliance with the standards for new teachers developed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, as set forth in the Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue adopted pursuant to NAC 391.556; and

†††††††††††††† (II) Documentation which verifies that the course uses a performance-based assessment of its candidates;

††††††††† (2) If the course is designed for educational personnel other than teachers, a description of the courseís compliance with the standards established by a nationally recognized association for the professional specialization for which the applicant seeks the approval of the Board; and

††††††††† (3) If applicable, a description of the courseís compliance with subsection 9 of NAC 391.558;

†††† (h) The qualifications a person must hold to provide instruction for the course of study and training;

†††† (i) The proposed course work for the course of study and training;

†††† (j) A written statement that describes the manner in which the course of study and training addresses the standards of content and performance established by the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools pursuant to NRS 389.520; and

†††† (k) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, a written assessment plan that describes the:

††††††††† (1) Conceptual framework for the course of study and training;

††††††††† (2) Knowledge and skills that a student who is enrolled in the course of study and training must demonstrate;

††††††††† (3) Manner by which the course of study and training will be assessed and evaluated;

††††††††† (4) Field experience and clinical practice offered by the course of study and training;

††††††††† (5) Diversity of the population of students who participate in the course of study and training; and

††††††††† (6) Performance and development of the faculty who provide instruction for the course of study and training.

  If an institution is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the institution may submit written proof of such accreditation in lieu of the written assessment plan required by this paragraph.

†††† 2.  Upon receipt of an application for approval of a course of study and training which is designed to provide the education required for issuance of an elementary, secondary or special license, or a license to teach special education, renewal of such a license or an endorsement in a field of specialization, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify the Board that an application has been received.

†††† 3.  The Department shall develop a manual that:

†††† (a) Assists in the development of a written assessment plan required by paragraph (k) of subsection 1;

†††† (b) Describes the process for approval of a course of study and training; and

†††† (c) Includes:

††††††††† (1) The procedures acceptable to the Department to assess the results of students in a course of study and training based upon the standards developed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, as set forth in the Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue adopted pursuant to NAC 391.556;

††††††††† (2) The standards of nationally recognized professional associations of educational personnel other than teachers, as applicable; and

††††††††† (3) The program standards adopted by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

  The Department shall maintain a copy of the manual and, upon the request of an institution, the Department shall provide a copy of the manual to the institution.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 7-19-96; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R023-00, 6-20-2000, eff. 7-1-2000; A by Bd. of Education by R008-03, 10-30-2003; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.558  Procedure and requirements for review of applications and approval of courses; provisional and final approval; denial, expiration and renewal of approval; review of course; annual reports by school district; fee. (NRS 385.080, 391.019, 391.037, 391.038)

†††† 1.  The Board will appoint a review team to review each application received by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall submit to the Board a list of persons whom he or she recommends for membership on the review team. At least 2 months before the date of the visit required by subsection 5, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall send a list of his or her recommendations to the chief administrative officer of the institution that submitted the application. The list must include a description of the professional position, experience and areas of expertise of each person recommended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. If the chief administrative officer has concerns about any of the persons recommended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, he or she shall, within 30 days after receipt of the list, provide to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for transmittal to the Board a written response which describes the concerns. The Board will address the concerns of the chief administrative officer before it appoints members to the review team. Employees or other members of the institution shall not contact the persons recommended for membership on the review team before the Board formally appoints members to the team.

†††† 2.  Upon receipt of the recommendations and a written response, if one has been provided by the chief administrative officer, the Board will appoint no more than seven members to the review team. The Board may, for good cause, refuse to appoint any of the persons recommended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. If possible, members of the review team must reside in the area where the institution that submitted the application is located. The review team must include, but is not limited to:

†††† (a) One representative from a public educational institution in this State, other than the applicant, which offers a course of study and training for the education of teachers or other educational personnel;

†††† (b) One representative from a private educational institution in this State, other than the applicant, which offers a course of study and training for the education of teachers or other educational personnel;

†††† (c) At least one licensed teacher who has expertise in the course of study and training offered by the applicant;

†††† (d) At least one representative of a local school district;

†††† (e) One member of the Board; and

†††† (f) One member of the general public.

†††† 3.  The review team shall:

†††† (a) Examine the application submitted; and

†††† (b) Decide whether to recommend that the Board grant provisional approval of the course of study and training.

†††† 4.  If the Board grants provisional approval of a course of study and training, the applicant may offer the course of study and training to students pending final approval by the Board. Members of the general public who inquire about the status of the course of study and training must be informed that it has been provisionally approved and that final approval is pending.

†††† 5.  If the Board grants provisional approval of a course of study and training, the review team shall, within 12 months after provisional approval has been granted, visit the site of instruction to verify the information provided by the institution pursuant to subsection 1 of NAC 391.557. The visit must not exceed 5 days.

†††† 6.  Within 30 days after the visit, the chair of the review team shall send to the applicant a draft report which summarizes the results of the review conducted by the review team. Within 30 days after receipt of the draft report by the applicant, the applicant may file a reply to the draft report with the Superintendent of Public Instruction for transmittal to the Board and the review team which describes the resolution of any deficiencies in the application that were addressed in the draft report. If the applicant files a reply, the review team shall consider the reply in deciding whether to recommend approval of the course of study and training.

†††† 7.  Within 60 days after the visit, the review team shall decide whether to recommend approval of the course of study and training and shall submit a final report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for transmittal to the Board. The final report must state whether the review team recommends approval of the course of study and training. Upon transmittal of the final report to the Board, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall inform the applicant of the recommendation of the review team. The review team shall recommend approval of the course of study and training if the applicant complies with the:

†††† (a) Requirements of NAC 391.557;

†††† (b) Standards developed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, as set forth in the Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue adopted pursuant to NAC 391.556 and, as applicable, the standards developed by nationally recognized professional associations of educational personnel other than teachers; or

†††† (c) Program standards approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, if applicable.

†††† 8.  Upon receipt of the final report, the Board will grant approval of the course of study and training if the applicant complies with the:

†††† (a) Requirements of NAC 391.557;

†††† (b) Standards developed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, as set forth in the Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue adopted pursuant to NAC 391.556 and, as applicable, the standards developed by nationally recognized professional associations of educational personnel other than teachers; or

†††† (c) Program standards approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, if applicable.

  If the Board denies approval, the applicant may appear before the Board, and is entitled to a hearing and judicial review pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 391.038.

†††† 9.  In addition to the standards of approval set forth in subsections 7 and 8, the review team shall recommend approval of, and the Board will approve, a course of study and training for the education of teachers and other educational personnel for teaching in the secondary grades if:

†††† (a) Enrollment in the course of study and training is restricted to persons who hold a bachelorís degree in a field recognized by the Commission pursuant to NAC 391.1301; and

†††† (b) The course of study and training includes course work described in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.120 or subsection 2 of NAC 391.120.

†††† 10.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 11, approval of a course of study and training pursuant to this section is valid for 7 years. During the 7-year period of approval, the institution shall, within 90 days, notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction of any changes in the information that it provided in its application pursuant to subsection 1 of NAC 391.557, except for a change in the information required by paragraph (e) of that subsection. Upon expiration of each 7-year period of approval, or during a regularly scheduled review of the institution by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may recommend to the Board that approval of the course of study and training be renewed for an additional 7 years.

†††† 11.  The Board may require a review of a course of study and training before the expiration of the 7-year period of approval if:

†††† (a) During 1 year, 10 or more students who are enrolled in the course of study and training take specialty or pedagogy competency tests, or both, that are required by this State and the percentage of those students who pass the tests on or after January 1, 2009, is less than 80 percent;

†††† (b) Pursuant to the information collected by the Department pursuant to subsection 12, the percentage of probationary licensed educational personnel employed by school districts in this State who completed the course of study and training and who are terminated from employment or who are not reemployed:

††††††††† (1) Before January 1, 2004, is 10 percent or greater for 1 year; and

††††††††† (2) On or after January 1, 2004, is 5 percent or greater for 1 year; or

†††† (c) The Board requests a review.

  Based upon a review conducted pursuant to this subsection, the Board may renew the approval of a course of study and training or revoke the approval of a course of study and training.

†††† 12.  On or before July 1 of each year, each school district in this State shall report to the Department:

†††† (a) The number of probationary licensed educational personnel that the school district terminated from employment or did not reemploy for another school year; and

†††† (b) For each licensee who is reported pursuant to paragraph (a), the:

††††††††† (1) Subject area taught by the licensee, if applicable;

††††††††† (2) Educational institution that the licensee attended;

††††††††† (3) Course of study and training completed by the licensee; and

††††††††† (4) Reason that the school district terminated the licensee from employment or did not reemploy the licensee.

  Each school district shall report the information required by this subsection without disclosing the identity of an individual licensee or otherwise violating the confidentiality of a licensee.

†††† 13.  The applicant shall pay to the Board a fee equal to:

†††† (a) The expenses incurred on behalf of the review team for preparation of the documentation required by this section; and

†††† (b) The travel expenses and per diem allowances to which the review team is entitled which are related to the visit of the site of instruction.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 7-19-96; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R023-00, 6-20-2000, eff. 7-1-2000; A by Bd. of Education by R008-03, 10-30-2003; R097-04, 8-25-2004; R012-09, 10-27-2009; A by Commín on Prof. Standards in Education by R018-11 & R028-11, 10-26-2011)

††††† NAC 391.560  Annual reports by institution; survey. (NRS 385.080, 391.037, 391.038)

†††† 1.  On or before May 31 of each year, an institution that is approved pursuant to NAC 391.558 to offer a course of study and training for the education of teachers and other educational personnel shall submit an annual report to the Department that includes:

†††† (a) The annual institutional report submitted by the institution pursuant to Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. ßß 1021 et seq., if the institution is required to submit such a report pursuant to that federal law;

†††† (b) Information on the type of employment obtained by persons who have completed the course of study and training at the institution;

†††† (c) The results of the survey submitted by the institution pursuant to subsection 2; and

†††† (d) A plan for improvement of the institution based upon a review of the information contained in the annual institutional report submitted pursuant to paragraph (a), if applicable, and the results of the survey submitted pursuant to subsection 2.

†††† 2.  The Department shall prescribe a form for a survey that includes an evaluation of a course of study and training for the education of teachers and other educational personnel. Each institution that is approved pursuant to NAC 391.558 to offer a course of study and training shall submit the survey prescribed by the Department to:

†††† (a) Persons who have completed the course of study and training upon their completion of the course of study and training; and

†††† (b) School districts, charter schools and private schools within this State that employ persons who have completed the course of study and training at the institution.

  The survey must be submitted annually at a time prescribed by the Department.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R097-04, eff. 8-25-2004)

STATEWIDE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL-LEVEL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS

††††† NAC 391.565  Definitions. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  As used in NAC 391.565 to 391.580, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 391.566 to 391.570, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.566  ďPerformance evaluation of school-level administratorĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  ďPerformance evaluation of school-level administratorĒ means the evaluation of the performance of a school-level administrator in accordance with NRS 391.3127 to assign a performance evaluation rating of the school-level administrator.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.567  ďPerformance evaluation of teacherĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  ďPerformance evaluation of teacherĒ means the evaluation of the performance of a teacher in accordance with NRS 391.3125 to assign a performance evaluation rating of the teacher.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.568  ďPerformance evaluation ratingĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  ďPerformance evaluation ratingĒ means the designation of the performance of a school-level administrator or teacher as ďhighly effective,Ē ďeffective,Ē ďminimally effectiveĒ or ďineffectiveĒ in accordance with the statewide performance evaluation system.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.569  ďSchool-level administratorĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  ďSchool-level administratorĒ means a person employed by a school district who provides primarily administrative services at the school level and who does not provide primarily direct instructional services to pupils, regardless of whether such a person is licensed as a teacher or administrator, including, without limitation, a principal and vice principal.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.570  ďStatewide performance evaluation systemĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  ďStatewide performance evaluation systemĒ means the system for the performance evaluations of school-level administrators and the performance evaluations of teachers required by NRS 391.465.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.571  Performance evaluation of school-level and probationary administrators: Required domains. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)

†††† 1.  The performance evaluation of each school-level administrator must include an evaluation of the school-level administrator in the following domains:

†††† (a) Instructional leadership practices of the administrator at the school, as prescribed by NAC 391.572, which, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, must account for 35 percent of the performance evaluation;

†††† (b) Professional responsibilities of the administrator to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community, as prescribed by NAC 391.573, which, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, must account for 15 percent of the performance evaluation; and

†††† (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the performance of pupils enrolled in the school based upon the data prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.578, which must account for 50 percent of the performance evaluation as follows:

††††††††† (1) Thirty-five percent must be derived from measures of pupil growth;

††††††††† (2) Ten percent must be derived from measures of the reduction of achievement gaps for the specific groups of pupils identified for the statewide system of accountability for public schools pursuant to NRS 385.3594; and

††††††††† (3) Five percent must be derived from measures of pupil proficiency.

†††† 2.  The performance evaluation of a probationary administrator, other than a postprobationary employee who is deemed a probationary employee pursuant to NRS 391.3129, in his or her initial year of probationary employment must be based upon the domains of instructional leadership practices of the administrator at the school as prescribed by NAC 391.572 and professional responsibilities of the administrator to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community as prescribed by NAC 391.573, with the percentages and weights assigned to those domains in accordance with the scoring matrix prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.572  Performance evaluation of school-level administrator in domain of instructional leadership practices. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The performance evaluation of a school-level administrator in the domain of instructional leadership practices of the administrator at the school must include, without limitation, an evaluation of the school-level administrator in the following standards of performance, with each standard carrying the weight prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580:

†††† 1.  The school-level administrator creates and sustains a focus on learning at the school, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Engaging stakeholders in the development of a plan for obtaining high pupil achievement and college and career readiness for pupils and periodically reviewing and revising the plan as necessary;

†††† (b) Holding teachers and pupils accountable for learning by regularly monitoring a range of performance data;

†††† (c) Providing adequate opportunities for teachers to reflect on their practice and take actions to improve pupil learning and support professional growth; and

†††† (d) Systematically supporting short-term and long-term planning to facilitate pupil learning through a variety of means.

†††† 2.  The school-level administrator creates and sustains a school culture of striving for continuous improvement, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Setting clear expectations for the performance of teachers and pupils and creating a system for the consistent monitoring and follow-up of growth and development;

†††† (b) Supporting the development of teachers through quality observation, feedback, coaching and professional learning structures;

†††† (c) Gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources to monitor and evaluate the progress of the school toward established goals for pupil performance and learning; and

†††† (d) Operating with a belief that all children can achieve regardless of their race, perceived abilities or socioeconomic status.

†††† 3.  The school-level administrator creates and sustains productive relationships, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Creating and maintaining a welcoming, respectful and caring environment that promotes the well-being of pupils, staff and the school community;

†††† (b) Providing opportunities for extended, productive discourse between the school-level administrator and teachers and among teachers to inform decisions designed to meet the goals of the school, including, without limitation, structuring the school environment to enable such collaboration; and

†††† (c) Creating and maintaining processes to communicate and partner with teachers and parents and families in a manner that supports the goals of the school.

†††† 4.  The school-level administrator creates and sustains structures to support an effective school, as demonstrated by the following indicators:  

†††† (a) Implementing systems and processes to align curriculum, instruction and assessment with state standards and standards for college and career readiness and periodically reviewing and revising those systems and processes when necessary;

†††† (b) Developing systems and processes to implement a clearly articulated curriculum across the entire school and periodically reviewing and revising those systems and processes when necessary; and

†††† (c) Allocating resources, including the organization of time, effectively to support and further the goals of the school.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.573  Performance evaluation of school-level administrator in domain of professional responsibilities. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The performance evaluation of a school-level administrator in the domain of professional responsibilities of the administrator to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community must include, without limitation, an evaluation of the school-level administrator in the following standards of performance, with each standard carrying the weight prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580:

†††† 1.  The school-level administrator effectively manages the teachers employed at the school, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Collecting high-quality observation data and other evidence of the practice of teachers in a fair and equitable manner and using the results of the performance evaluations of teachers to improve their performance;

†††† (b) Using available data, including the performance evaluations of teachers, to identify, recognize, support and retain teachers;

†††† (c) Supporting the development of leadership skills in teachers and providing opportunities for teachers to assume leadership roles; and

†††† (d) Complying with the requirements of the statewide performance evaluation system.

†††† 2.  The school-level administrator engages in self-reflection designed to foster professional growth, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Seeking feedback from colleagues and staff and using a variety of data and information to self-reflect and improve upon his or her practice;

†††† (b) Seeking opportunities to increase his or her professional knowledge to remain current on educational research and evidence-based practices; and

†††† (c) Pursuing relevant professional learning opportunities to improve his or her leadership across the school community.

†††† 3.  The school-level administrator meets professional obligations, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Modeling and advocating for fair, equitable and appropriate treatment of all school employees, pupils and the parents and families of pupils;

†††† (b) Modeling integrity and honesty in interactions with colleagues and staff, pupils, the parents and families of pupils and the school community and respecting the confidentiality and dignity of such interactions; and

†††† (c) Following policies, regulations and procedures applicable to his or her role and responsibilities as a school-level administrator.

†††† 4.  The school-level administrator employs practices and strategies to involve and engage the parents and families of pupils and the school community, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Involving the parents and families of pupils and the school community in appropriate policy implementation, program planning and assessments;

†††† (b) Involving the parents and families of pupils and the school community in the goals of the school and school improvement efforts; and

†††† (c) When appropriate, informing the parents and families of pupils of available educational, health and social services and connecting the parents and families with those services in response to their needs.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.574  Performance evaluation of teacher: Required domains. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)

†††† 1.  The performance evaluation of each teacher must include an evaluation of the teacher in the following domains:

†††† (a) Instructional practices of the teacher in the classroom, as prescribed by NAC 391.575, which, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, must account for 35 percent of the performance evaluation;

†††† (b) Professional responsibilities of the teacher to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community, as prescribed by NAC 391.576, which, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, must account for 15 percent of the performance evaluation; and

†††† (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the performance of pupils enrolled in the school based upon the data prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.578, which must account for 50 percent of the performance evaluation as follows:

††††††††† (1) Thirty-five percent must be derived from measures of pupil growth;

††††††††† (2) Ten percent must be derived from measures of the reduction of achievement gaps for the specific groups of pupils identified for the statewide system of accountability for public schools pursuant to NRS 385.3594; and

††††††††† (3) Five percent must be derived from measures of pupil proficiency.

†††† 2.  The performance evaluation of a probationary teacher, other than a postprobationary employee who is deemed a probationary employee pursuant to NRS 391.3129, in his or her initial year of probationary employment must be based upon the domains of instructional practices of the teacher in the classroom as prescribed by NAC 391.575 and professional responsibilities of the teacher to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community as prescribed by NAC 391.576, with the percentages and weights assigned to those domains in accordance with the scoring matrix prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.575  Performance evaluation of teacher in domain of instructional practices. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The performance evaluation of a teacher in the domain of instructional practices of the teacher in the classroom must include, without limitation, an evaluation of the teacher in the following standards of performance, with each standard carrying the weight prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580:

†††† 1.  The teacher connects the prior learning and experience of pupils to guide current learning, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Activating the understanding of each pupil to new concepts and skills;

†††† (b) Making explicit connections for each pupil between new concepts and skills and previously learned concepts and skills;

†††† (c) Making clear to each pupil the purpose and relevance of new concepts and skills; and

†††† (d) Providing each pupil with opportunities to build on or challenge his or her initial understanding of concepts and skills.

†††† 2.  The teacher assigns tasks based upon the appropriate cognitive demands for pupils with diverse abilities, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Purposefully employing the cognitive abilities and skills of each pupil;

†††† (b) Placing appropriate demands on each pupil;

†††† (c) Progressively developing the cognitive abilities and skills of each pupil; and

†††† (d) Operating with a belief that all children can achieve regardless of their race, perceived abilities or socioeconomic status.

†††† 3.  The teacher requires pupils to engage in learning through discourse and other strategies, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Providing opportunities for extended, productive discourse between the teacher and each pupil and among pupils;

†††† (b) Providing opportunities for each pupil to learn and interpret new concepts in multiple different ways;

†††† (c) Assisting each pupil to use existing knowledge and prior experience to make connections and recognize relationships among new concepts and skills; and

†††† (d) Structuring the classroom environment to enable collaboration among pupils and participation by each pupil, and to create a positive affective learning experience for each pupil.

†††† 4.  The teacher requires pupils to engage in metacognitive activity, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Imparting an understanding to pupils of the skills and concepts being presented, the reasons each skill or concept is being presented and the methods for a pupil to assess whether he or she has learned each skill or concept presented;

†††† (b) Structuring opportunities for self-monitored learning for each pupil; and

†††† (c) Supporting each pupil to take actions to improve his or her abilities based on the self-monitoring described in paragraph (b).

†††† 5.  The teacher integrates assessment into instruction, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Planning ongoing learning opportunities for each pupil based upon his or her current learning status;

†††† (b) Aligning assessment opportunities with each pupilís goals of learning and performance criteria;

†††† (c) Structuring opportunities to generate evidence that each pupil is learning each skill and concept being presented; and

†††† (d) Adapting the actions of the teacher in the classroom based on the evidence described in paragraph (c).

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.576  Performance evaluation of teacher in domain of professional responsibilities. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The performance evaluation of a teacher in the domain of professional responsibilities of the teacher to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community must include, without limitation, an evaluation of the teacher in the following standards of performance, with each standard carrying the weight prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580:

†††† 1.  The teacher demonstrates commitment to the school community, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Collaborating with colleagues to improve the instruction of pupils;

†††† (b) Building a professional culture that supports the initiatives of the school and school district; and

†††† (c) Cultivating a safe, learning-centered school culture and community that maintains high expectations for all pupils.

†††† 2.  The teacher engages in self-reflection to foster professional growth, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Seeking feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues and using a variety of data and information to reflect on his or her practice;

†††† (b) Pursuing relevant professional learning opportunities to support improved instructional practice across the school community; and

†††† (c) Taking an active role in mentoring colleagues and pursuing leadership opportunities relevant for teachers.

†††† 3.  The teacher meets professional obligations, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Modeling and advocating for fair, equitable and appropriate treatment of all pupils and the parents and families of pupils;

†††† (b) Modeling integrity and honesty in interactions with colleagues and staff, pupils, the parents and families of pupils and the school community and respecting the confidentiality and dignity of such interactions; and

†††† (c) Following policies, regulations and procedures applicable to his or her role and responsibilities as a teacher.

†††† 4.  The teacher employs practices and strategies to involve and engage the parents and families of pupils and the school community, as demonstrated by the following indicators:

†††† (a) Regularly facilitating two-way communication between the teacher and the parents and families of pupils and using available tools that are responsive to the language needs of the parents and families;

†††† (b) Using the concerns and requests communicated by the parents and families of pupils when appropriate to improve the pupilís goals of learning and facilitate the progress of the pupil;

†††† (c) Valuing, respecting and welcoming each pupil and the parents and family of each pupil and encouraging the parents and families to become active members of the school community and assist in pupil learning; and

†††† (d) When appropriate, informing the parents and families of pupils of available educational, health and social services and connecting the parents and families with those services in response to their needs.

†††† 5.  The teacher assists pupils in learning, creates a safe and supportive learning environment and demonstrates that he or she cares about pupils and their goals and interests. The data for these indicators must be measured by the reports of the teacherís pupils.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.577  Performance evaluations of school-level administrators in domains of instructional leadership practices and professional responsibilities and of teachers in domains of instructional practices and professional responsibilities to be measured upon certain data: Observations of performance; review of artifacts; self-assessment; setting goals. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The performance evaluations of school-level administrators in the standards for the domain of instructional leadership practices and standards for the domain of professional responsibilities and the performance evaluations of teachers in the standards for the domain of instructional practices and the domain of professional responsibilities must be measured based upon the following data:

†††† 1.  Observations of performance in accordance with the observation schedule prescribed by NRS 391.3125 or 391.3127, as applicable.

†††† 2.  Review of artifacts applicable to the performance of the school-level administrator or teacher, which may include:

†††† (a) Documents;

†††† (b) Photographs;

†††† (c) Policies and procedures;

†††† (d) Certificates and transcripts;

†††† (e) Audio and video media;

†††† (f) Data, reports, plans, logs, evaluations, surveys, journals, portfolios and other examples of work, newsletters and written communications; or

†††† (g) Other tangible demonstrations of the performance of the school-level administrator or teacher, as applicable,

  or any combination thereof.

†††† 3.  Self-assessment, which may include:

†††† (a) Guided reflection, which involves the school-level administrator or teacher, as applicable, engaging in dialogue with a supervisor or peers through facilitated and structured self-inquiry and critical analysis of the practice and experience of the school-level administrator or teacher, as applicable;

†††† (b) Self-assessment questionnaires;

†††† (c) Feedback from peers and pupils;

†††† (d) Journals; or

†††† (e) Media recordings of the school-level administrator or teacher, as applicable,

  or any combination thereof.

†††† 4.  Setting goals to improve performance, which includes, without limitation:

†††† (a) Developing specific and measurable annual goals for improvement;

†††† (b) Monitoring the progress made toward each goal and assessing such progress for a specific period of time; and

†††† (c) Creating, implementing and making adjustments to strategies for improvement based upon the progress made.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.578  Department to prescribe data used to measure performance of school-level administrators and teachers in domain of performance of pupils; authority to differentiate between teachers. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)  The Department shall prescribe the aggregated and disaggregated data derived from statewide examinations and assessments that must be used to measure the performance of school-level administrators and teachers in the domain of the performance of pupils. The Department may differentiate between teachers who teach pupils in grades or subjects that are required to take statewide examinations and assessments and those teachers who do not teach pupils in such grades or subjects.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.579  Evaluation tools for conducting performance evaluations; application for flexibility to use different evaluation tools. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)

†††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, each school district shall use the evaluation tools prescribed by the Department for conducting the performance evaluations of school-level administrators and the performance evaluations of teachers. The Department shall prescribe such evaluation tools, including, without limitation:

†††† (a) Rubrics for specifying expectations of performance which are measured during the observations of performance required by NRS 391.3125 and 391.3127, as applicable, and in the review of artifacts pursuant to subsection 2 of NAC 391.577;

†††† (b) Protocols to guide and score each observation in accordance with the observation schedule required by NRS 391.3125 and 391.3127, as applicable;

†††† (c) Protocols to guide pre- and post-observation conferences;

†††† (d) Protocols to guide pre- and post-evaluation conferences;

†††† (e) Instruments and techniques to assist the person being evaluated with self-assessment as described in subsection 3 of NAC 391.577; and

†††† (f) Protocols to guide the person being evaluated with setting goals as described in subsection 4 of NAC 391.577.

†††† 2.  A school district may apply to the Department for flexibility to use evaluation tools in conducting the performance evaluations of school-level administrators and the performance evaluations of teachers that are different than the evaluation tools prescribed by the Department pursuant to subsection 1. The application must be on a form prescribed by the Department and include, without limitation:

†††† (a) The evaluation tools proposed for use by the school district, which must align with the standards and indicators for each domain prescribed by NAC 391.571 and 391.574; and

†††† (b) The process that will be used to incorporate into the scoring matrix prescribed by the Department pursuant to NAC 391.580 the scores derived from the school districtís measures of standards and indicators for each domain prescribed by NAC 391.571 and 391.574.

†††† 3.  A school district must obtain approval from the Department pursuant to subsection 2 before using any evaluation tools that are different from the evaluation tools prescribed by the Department pursuant to subsection 1.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

††††† NAC 391.580  Scoring matrix for performance evaluations of school-level administrators and teachers. (NRS 385.080, 391.465)

†††† 1.  Based upon the recommendations of the Teachers and Leaders Council of Nevada created by NRS 391.455, the Department shall prescribe a scoring matrix to obtain a single score to assign a performance evaluation rating for each school-level administrator and teacher. In conducting performance evaluations, each school district shall use the scoring matrix prescribed by the Department.

†††† 2.  The scoring matrix prescribed pursuant to subsection 1 must include the weights which must be assigned for the standards and indicators in each of the following domains:

†††† (a) Instructional leadership practices of the school-level administrator at the school prescribed by NAC 391.572;

†††† (b) Professional responsibilities of the school-level administrator to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community prescribed by NAC 391.573;

†††† (c) Instructional practices of the teacher in the classroom prescribed by NAC 391.575; and

†††† (d) Professional responsibilities of the teacher to support learning and promote the effectiveness of the school community prescribed by NAC 391.576.

†††† 3.  The scoring matrix prescribed by the Department pursuant to subsection 1 must account for probationary school-level administrators and teachers in their initial year of probationary employment in which the domain of the performance of pupils is not used as part of the employeeís performance evaluation or performance evaluation rating.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R007-13, eff. 10-23-2013)

EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION OF LICENSED TEACHERS

††††† NAC 391.700  Determination of eligibility of licensed teacher for benefit to purchase retirement credit. (NRS 233B.050, 385.391)  To assist licensed teachers in making a determination regarding their eligibility for the benefit provided by NRS 391.165:

†††† 1.  The Department will, on or before April 15 of each year, notify each school district of the schools in the school district that have been designated as demonstrating need for improvement pursuant to NRS 385.3623.

†††† 2.  Each school district shall:

†††† (a) Notify all licensed teachers who are employed in that school district by a school that has been designated as demonstrating need for improvement pursuant to NRS 385.3623 of that designation; and

†††† (b) Upon request of any teacher licensed in this State, provide to that teacher a list of all schools within the school district that have been designated as demonstrating need for improvement pursuant to NRS 385.3623.

†††† (Added to NAC by Depít of Education by R188-99, eff. 3-13-2000)

††††† NAC 391.710  ďLicensed teacherĒ interpreted; satisfaction of requirement for employment of licensed teacher in school designated as demonstrating need for improvement. (NRS 233B.050, 385.391)

†††† 1.  The Department interprets the term ďlicensed teacher,Ē as used in NRS 391.165, to include a licensed teacher who works at more than one school, but who spends at least 50 percent of all the hours he or she spends teaching in a school year at one or more schools that have been designated as demonstrating need for improvement pursuant to NRS 385.3623.

†††† 2.  The requirement set forth in paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.165 is satisfied only if the school year during which the licensed teacher is to be employed by the school that has been designated as demonstrating need for improvement commences after the designation has been made by the Department pursuant to NRS 385.3623.

†††† (Added to NAC by Depít of Education by R188-99, eff. 3-13-2000)

PARAPROFESSIONALS

††††† NAC 391.750  ďParaprofessionalĒ defined. (NRS 385.080, 391.094, 391.100)  As used in NAC 391.750 to 391.780, inclusive, ďparaprofessionalĒ has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 391.008.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R049-03, eff. 10-30-2003)

††††† NAC 391.760  Qualifications; responsibility of school districts and charter schools. (NRS 385.080, 391.094, 391.100)

†††† 1.  Each school district and charter school shall recognize that a paraprofessional has satisfied the qualifications prescribed by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. ß 6319, if the paraprofessional possesses a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and has:

†††† (a) Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university;

†††† (b) Obtained an associateís degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or

†††† (c) Passed:

††††††††† (1) The ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service with a score of at least 460; or

††††††††† (2) An alternative assessment approved by the Board pursuant to NAC 391.770 with a score prescribed by the Board.

†††† 2.  Each school district and charter school shall ensure that a paraprofessional who is:

†††† (a) Initially hired by the school district or charter school on or after January 8, 2002, to work in a program supported with Title I money satisfies the requirements of 20 U.S.C. ß 6319 upon hire.

†††† (b) Hired by the school district or charter school before January 8, 2002, to work in a program supported with Title I money satisfies the requirements of 20 U.S.C. ß 6319 on or before January 8, 2006.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R049-03, eff. 10-30-2003)

††††† NAC 391.770  Alternative assessment: Submission by school district or charter school; approval by Board; passing score. (NRS 385.080, 391.094, 391.100)

†††† 1.  The board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school may submit to the Board an alternative assessment for consideration and approval by the Board for purposes of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.760. The school district or charter school must submit information to demonstrate that:

†††† (a) The assessment may be used to measure a personís competency in the knowledge of and the ability to assist with providing instruction in:

††††††††† (1) Reading or reading readiness;

††††††††† (2) Mathematics or mathematics readiness; and

††††††††† (3) Writing or writing readiness;

†††† (b) The assessment is valid and reliable;

†††† (c) The assessment produces a specific score related to the personís performance on the assessment; and

†††† (d) The level of competence that each person must meet or exceed on the assessment may be determined in a reliable manner.

†††† 2.  If the Board approves an alternative assessment submitted pursuant to subsection 1:

†††† (a) The Board shall prescribe the passing score that a person must achieve on the assessment to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.760; and

†††† (b) Each school district and charter school shall accept proof of passage of that assessment with the score prescribed by the Board as satisfaction of the requirements of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.760.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R049-03, eff. 10-30-2003)

††††† NAC 391.780  Database of paraprofessionals; list of approved assessments. (NRS 385.080, 391.094, 391.100)  The Department shall establish and maintain:

†††† 1.  A statewide database of paraprofessionals who satisfy the requirements of NAC 391.760 based upon information provided by the school districts and charter schools; and

†††† 2.  A list of each assessment approved by the Board pursuant to NAC 391.770, if any, and the passing score that must be achieved to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 391.760.

†††† (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R049-03, eff. 10-30-2003)