Nevada – State Information

MEA President: Paul Beuning
Advocacy Leadership Force member:  Martha O’Neill
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 2/1/2021
Adjourns: 6/1/2021

Meeting in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline 4/20/2021
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines 3/22/2021
Governor Steve Sisolak (D)
Education Committee Chairs

Assembly: CHAIR: Asm. Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
ViceChair: Brittney Miller (D)

CHAIR: Sen. Moises Denis (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop (D)

Partisan Split Assembly: D          Senate: D
House Clerk Contact 775-684-8555
Senate Secretary Contact 775-684-1400
Carryover to 2021 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
Education Commissioner
Jhone Ebert

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Gabby Lamarre,
Title IV Director Not found
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds May 9th for following year


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

NV Music K-12
Secondary Instrumental Music 7-9
Secondary Instrumental Music 7-12
Secondary Vocal Music 7-9
Secondary Vocal Music 7-12
Secondary Instrumental & Vocal 7-9
Secondary Instrumental & Vocal 7-12
Initial/Standard (5-year)
Professional (6-10 year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content & Instruction (5114) Praxis Principles of Teaching & Learning: K-6 or 7-12 No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $180 application
$150 license renewal
$50 additional endorsements
$30 license extension
Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Nevada’s Path Forward

Guidance from the Nevada education department says school districts and charters must develop distance learning plans “even if a district/school has sufficient space to open for full-time in-person instruction” under the second phase of the state’s reopening guidelines. However, states must also develop plans that cover in-person learning, under a directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Title IV Success Stories