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Special Programs

Your road to BE A (BETTER) TEACHER starts here! Our Special Programs will advance your educational and career pursuits. Find all the information you’ll need if you are looking to earn a post-baccalaureate credential, or Master’s Degree, from Nevada State University.

Getting Started with Special Programs

Are you a current or provisionally licensed teacher with a full-time position in the Clark County School District (CCSD)? Complete the Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) – Interim Route to Certification (IRC) in Special Education Autism, Generalist, Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed OR the Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) if previously accepted by CCSD. (Substitute licenses excluded.) Apply now for the current or future term!

SpAre you building, or do you aspire to, a career in K-12 education? Our School of Education (SoE) offers programs leading to essential educational benchmarks. Whether you want professional development or training credits towards a degree, teacher licensure, or a teaching endorsement, our flexible course formats are designed to reach and teach you where you are via lecture capture, live simulcast, and online. Our offerings continue to grow and adapt in response to the changing needs of K-12 constituents throughout our state. Our speech-language pathology program is innovative with evidence-based practice for all ages – children and adults.

To best serve Nevada’s diverse and continually broadening education community, we provide a fast-track post-baccalaureate teacher education program, and Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) coursework that assists in meeting licensure provisions.

If you’re looking to make an impact in the Clark County School District, our SoE Post Baccalaureate program provides you rigorous pedagogy and content courses, so you can BE LICENSED to teach in high-need areas such as elementary education, special education generalist and autism, and secondary math and science.

Have questions about your path in NSU’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education programs? Contact Sally Starkweather at

Have questions about your path in NSU’s Speech-Language Pathology programs? Contact Kayla McDuffie at

Post-Baccalaureate Programs – Teacher Education


Please contact Sally Starkweather, Special Programs Advisor within the School of Education BEFORE applying for admission.
You will need further information to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for specific programs. Or if a specific program is the fit for you. You can reach Sally via email at
Alternative Programs (Current or Provisionally Licensed Teachers)

Students who hold a current full-time teacher position, through the Clark County School District, and intend to complete the Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) – Interim Route to Certification (IRC) in Special Education Autism, Generalist, or Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed. Or students who have been accepted into the Clark County School District Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL). (Substitute licenses excluded.)

Application Link: Click here 

Post-Baccalaureate Programs – Speech Pathology


Speech Language Pathology – Master’s Preparatory Program – (SLP-MPP)

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and intend to complete the pre-requisite coursework for NSU’s SLP graduate program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher on their undergraduate degree transcripts. For information on how to apply please visit this webpage: How to Apply – Speech Language Pathology

This is not the application for the Master’s program. Please see below for the Master’s Degree section for that application.

Master’s Degree Program At Nevada State University

MEd in Speech-Language Pathology

Nevada State University began a MEd. in Speech-Language Pathology in the fall 2019. For additional information please click here. If you have any questions about pre-requisites for the Master’s program please contact Angel Ball, PhD CCC/SLP (program director): or Kayla McDuffie (administrative assistant):

Full-Time Click Here To Go To The CSDCAS Application Page And Apply For The MEd. Speech Language Pathology. Applications open October 1st.

Part-Time – Part-time applications are open every third year, with Fall 2022 applications already filled

**The part-time program is only for currently employed school-based speech therapists.