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ARL-MED Application - Teaching & Learning
Alternate Route to Licensure Program
Department of Teaching and Learning
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The Alternate Route to Licensure/Master of Education Program
The Alternative Route to Licensure Program/M.Ed. is a graduate program in the Department of Teaching and Learning (T&L) leading to an elementary or secondary teaching license and a Master of Education (M.Ed.).
Eligibility is limited to persons holding an undergraduate and /or graduate degree in a non-education field, whose overall undergraduate or graduate GPA is 3.0 or higher. Passing Praxis Core test results are required to get into the ARL Graduate program.
Candidates are admitted for the Fall Semester (June 1 application Deadline), the Spring Semester (November 1 application Deadline), and for the Summer Semester (March 15 application Deadline). Late applicants/potential candidates may enroll in select courses, as non-degree seeking graduate students, while awaiting admission to the program. Students should apply simultaneously for admission to the Graduate College. Upon admission to the Graduate College and acceptance into the Alternate Route to Licensure Program, students must contact COE Education Student Service Center's main office to schedule an initial advising appointment regarding program requirements.
How to Apply
1. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for the master's program or 2.75 for ARL non-degree seeking.
2. Complete the online Graduate College application located at: http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/futurestudents
In addition to this department supplemental application and submitting passing Praxis Core or CBEST scores, applicants are required to submit the following items in the Grad Rebel Gateway application portal through the Graduate College:
1. 1 to 2 page statement of professional goals
2. Two professional references' information (name, address, phone number, email) that can attest to your ability to succeed as a graduate student. These references will receive an automatic email from the Graduate College requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf
3. Unofficial transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants who have attended UNLV or previously transferred coursework into UNLV are not required to submit their transcripts.
Upon acceptance, applicants must submit all official sealed transcripts directly from all institutions attended to the UNLV Graduate College Admissions office. Applicants should notify the Graduate College of any former names that may appear on transcripts.
Students are required to complete the courses as delineated in each phase of the program, both prior to and after, student teaching. Continuous enrollment must be maintained or a Leave of Absence must be submitted. Once admitted, students must take a graduate level course each semester, with the exception of the student teaching semester.
Students have 6 years from the date of admission to complete the master's degree.
For additional information, please contact the:
College of Education Student Services Center
Graduate College Address
UNLV Graduate College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1017
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