NV Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Nevada Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

In Nevada, this program leads to an endorsement in Administrator of a School


Students Enrolling in the Practicum on or after 5/1/2017:  Educational Leadership students enrolling in the practicum on or after 5/1/2017 are able to license directly in Nevada. Students who enrolled in the practicum prior to 5/1/2017 will need to license in Washington state initially. Contact licensure@wgu.edu for more information.

Nevada has the following requirements for applicants for certification as professional school administrators:

1. DEGREE: A Master's degree.

2. LICENSE: A valid license to teach in elementary, middle, junior high, secondary or special schools, excluding a business and industry endorsement.

3. EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood or Grades K-12.
4. WGU PROGRAM REQUIREMENT:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Nevada. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
* You currently must take the Praxis 5412 exam for your WGU program requirement.  Beginning September 1, 2019, this exam will also be required by Nevada as a licensure requirement.

WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.


For further details on Nevada administrator certification requirements, please see the Nevada "General Provisions Governing Licensure," section 391.170 available at http://leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-391.html#NAC391Sec170 and http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Apply/Administrator_of_a_Program/.

Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Nevada

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

NV Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions







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