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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Nevada

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If you are interested in learning how to become a substitute teacher in Nevada, the following information will help guide you through the process.

Nevada Substitute Teacher Requirements

In order to attain your substitute teacher certification in Nevada, you will need the following:

  • Sixty (60) semester hours
  • Fingerprint card and background check
  • Completed and notarized application and fees
  • Letters of recommendation

In the State of Nevada, you must be certified through Nevada Department of Education may be employed as a substitute teacher. The minimum requirement for a substitute teacher certificate is sixty (60) semester hours from a college or university accredited for teacher education. A criminal background check and fingerprinting are also required. To apply for a substitute teaching license, submit an application packet including the Initial Licensure Application Form, Child Support Form, Fingerprinting Authorization Form, official transcripts, two FD-258 blue and white fingerprint cards, and a $161.00 fee. If you are applying for additional or multiple endorsements, include an extra $50 per endorsement. The fee is payable as a cashier's check or money orders only. Your application will need to be notarized before you turn it in. This license will be issued for a three-year period with the following provisions: Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, U.S. Constitution, Fingerprint Background Check, and Praxis I Testing. The license may be renewed if all these provisions are cleared by the date of expiration listed on the license.

Get Your Nevada Fingerprint Clearance Card

Obtain your criminal background check and fingerprint clearance card here.

Obtain Official College Transcripts

You'll need your original college transcripts showing you have a bachelor's degree in order to receive your substitute certificate. Submit your official transcript with your substitute teacher application.

Complete Your Application for Certification

Download and complete the application packet including the Initial Licensure Application Form, Child Support Form, Fingerprinting Authorization Form, official transcripts, two FD-258 blue and white fingerprint cards, and a $161.00 fee. If you are applying for additional or mulitple endorsements, include an extra $50 per endorsement. The fee is payable to Nevada Department of Education as a cashier's check or money orders only.

Submit Your Application

When completed submit your application to either the Northern Office or Southern Office: Northern Office 700 East Fifth Street Suite 105 Carson City, NV 89701-5096 Phone: (775) 687-9115 Southern Office 9890 South Maryland Parkway Suite 231, Room 23405 Las Vegas, NV 89183 Phone: (702) 486-6458

Find a School or District and Apply

After you have received your Substitute Teacher Certificate, visit different schools and districts to determine where you would like to substitute, and find out what that district's level of need for a substitute is. Then you can obtain, complete and submit your substitute teacher application, along with the application fee, official transcripts and supporting documents, for the school district that interests you. Some school districts have online applications while others require you to obtain an application from the district offices and return them to the same offices when completed. You can find a complete listing of Nevada schools districts here.

Letters of Recommendation

While you're waiting for your substitute teacher certificate to be processed, you may wish to ask professional references for a letter of recommendation. It's probably a good idea to get 2-3 letters of recommendation, as most school districts will require theses recommendations when you apply for substitute teaching jobs in Nevada.

Substitute Teacher Pay in Nevada

Rates for substitute teaching will vary by district. A general idea of how much a substitute teacher might make each day teaching in an Nevada classroom is $85 to $105 a day, depending upon your teaching assignment, and what type of certificate you hold.

Substitute Teacher Jobs in Nevada

If you're looking for a substitute teacher job in Nevada, one of the best ways to find one is to inquire at the school district office or specific school where you'd like to teach. You can find a complete listing of Nevada schools districts here.

Resources for Teacher Certification in Nevada

Nevada Department of Education
Northern Office is located at
700 E. Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701-5096

Southern Office is located at
9890 S. Maryland Parkway
Suite 221, Room 234
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 486-6458

Many subs go on to earn addition education in order to become a teacher. You may also learn how to become a substitute teacher by clicking on one of these neighboring states below.


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