NV Adding an Endorsement to a Teaching License-Direct Pathway

 Adding an Endorsement to a Nevada Teaching License

The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU endorsement programs. For additional information on adding areas that are not offered at WGU, see Information for Adding Endorsements on the Nevada Department of Education website and the Nevada Administrative Code for additional licenses.




WGU Program


How to Add an Additional Endorsement


MA Mathematics Education (MAME)


MA Science Education (MASE)


Nevada allows licensees to add middle level and secondary subject areas to an existing certificate by testing alone. Visit Nevada's updated regulations for more information. 


MS Special Education (MSSP)


English Language Learning (ENDELL, MAELL)


Educators holding current Nevada teaching licenses can add endorsements in Special Education or English as a Second Language (TESL) to their licenses by completing a state-approved teacher preparation program in the new teaching area. See the application instructions below.



Step 1: Request official electronic transcripts from every college where you completed coursework applicable to the endorsement sought. Once your graduation application has been processed by the WGU Records Office you will receive a notification with information on how to order two complimentary copies of your official WGU transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse. You will have the option of selecting electronic or mail delivery. In Nevada, an electronic transcript must be emailed to transcripts@doe.nv.gov directly from the issuing organization.  If you would like to order additional transcripts, see the WGU Transcript FAQ article. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. 

Step 2: Register for your online application through the OPAL licensing system.

Step 3: Email licensure@wgu.edu to request a letter of recommendation on university letterhead to be uploaded to the Application/Forms page of your application. 

Step 4: Compile your electronic application: make sure all transcripts are emailed, applicable testing score reports are submitted, verification of teaching experience, and any other required fields.


Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.

Step 5: Submit payment in the form of Visa, MasterCard, or Discover in the amount of $50.00 per requested endorsement. Submit your online application. 




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