How to Become an Education Administrator in Nevada

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Learn how to become an Education Administrator or School Principal in Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Education offers an Education Administrator endorsement to qualified applicants who already hold a Nevada teaching license and wish to become elementary or secondary school principals, vice-school principals, superintendents, associate superintendents, or assistant superintendents.

Academic Obligations

To obtain an Education Administrator endorsement, you must have at least a master’s degree and successfully complete an educational leadership/educational administration program for grades K-12. Among your classes:

  • 24 semester hours must be at the graduate school level and be focused on school administration
  • 12 semester hours must be at the graduate school level and consist of general administrative classes for educators

Assessments

Classroom Teaching Experience Requirements

  • You must possess a Nevada teaching license and have at least 3 years of teaching experience
  • You must successfully complete a practicum or field experience in a school administration program

Documents and Application Requirements

Once you have satisfied the above obligations, fill out the Application for Additional Endorsement. Along with the application, send:

  • Official transcripts documenting possession of at least a master’s degree and successful completion of a program in educational administration
  • A copy of your Nevada teaching license
  • Authentication of 3 years of teaching experience
  • Application fee

Mail all of the above to 1 of the Licensure Offices of the Nevada Department of Education: Northern Office, 700 East Fifth St., Suite 105, Carson City, NV 89701-5096; or Southern Office, 9890 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 231, Room 23405, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

Background Check Requirements

Before you acquire your education administrator license, you must undergo a criminal history background check.

State Contacts

Contact an accredited institution to find out additional info about their educational leadership/administration programs.

Call the Licensure Office at 702-486-6458 for additional info on education administrator endorsements.

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