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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Nevada

Approximately 2.2% of graduates in of Nevada receive teaching degrees every year. Thus, Nevada's 9 teaching schools put out approximately 946 teachers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada with a teaching program is University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 343 students graduated from University of Nevada-Las Vegas' teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $5,808 per year.

University of Nevada-Reno, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a teaching program. It is located in Reno. In 2010, 212 students graduated from University of Nevada-Reno teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Nevada-Reno was $5,561 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nevada with a teaching program is Sierra Nevada College, which is located in Incline Village. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. 132 students graduated with degree in teaching from Sierra Nevada College in 2010. Students at Sierra Nevada College paid $24,515 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Nevada's teaching schools ranges from $24,515 per year to $2,243 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,464 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nevada teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sierra Nevada College - located in Incline Village, students are charged $24,515 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus - located in Reno, students are charged $10,500 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $10,500 per year

The teaching schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Nevada were:

  1. Great Basin College - located in Elko, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  3. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

A teaching degree from a Nevada school... what next?

Many Nevada teaching graduates become a education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, health specialties teacher, and education teacher. Nevada had 24,090 teachers in 2010. 1,560 of these teachers were primary school education administrators, 510 were education administrators, and 400 were business teachers. The Nevada counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Clark County - 15,820 teachers
  2. Elko County - 1,340 teachers
  3. Churchill County - 1,070 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Nevada will grow to 23,260. This would require a 8% growth in the field.


On average, teachers earn a salary of $63,425 per year in Nevada state. In 2010, however, some Nevada teacher earned as little as less than $20,680 per year or as much as more than $154,600 per year. Teachers in the following Nevada counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clark County - $64,034 per year
  2. Churchill County - $61,373 per year
  3. Elko County - $54,207 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Nevada make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Pinal County - $49,632 per year
  2. Elko County - $54,207 per year
  3. Churchill County - $61,373 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Nevada were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $113,410 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $109,190 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $86,790 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Nevada were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,660 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $39,150 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Nevada and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Nevada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Nevada
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Nevada
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Nevada
  • Certificate in Teaching in Nevada

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 11,710 $49,450 -19.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4,130 $49,450 14.4%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,560 $86,790 19.1%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,150 $40,660 23.7%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 950 $50,780 -25.2%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 890 $50,850 29.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 860 $113,410 8.9%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $53,070 16.9%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $55,870
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 510 $109,190 6.3%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 400 $78,410 -13.0%
Instructional Coordinators 230 $52,000 -43.9%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 180 $39,150 -35.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $58,870 -29.2%

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