Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada is a four-year private liberal arts college with graduate programs in teaching and leadership in Incline Village, Reno, and Las Vegas/Henderson. The liberal arts focus at SNC is coupled with a commitment to entrepreneurial thinking, professional preparedness and sustainability that runs throughout the curriculum. For over 40 years, Sierra Nevada College has been the only 4-year, private college in Nevada. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

At Sierra Nevada College, we know what knowledge and skills are needed to make a difference in the classroom, the community and the world. The Master of Education in Teaching and Leadership degree is designed to meet the needs of teachers and military personnel who are seeking theory-to-practice leadership training combined with instruction on advanced teaching techniques. The college offers intellectual, educational, and cultural resources to its graduates and the communities of Nevada.

Sierra Nevada College requires:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Two-Three page, typewritten Purpose Statement “Describe your current leadership role and how you anticipate this program will enhance this role in the classroom and your community.”
  3. Copy of teaching license (current)
  4. One official transcript showing a posted bachelor’s degree with an earned 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  5. Official transcripts of any graduate coursework not shown on the bachelor’s transcript must also be submitted.
  6. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 are required to submit two.

Touro University

Touro University Nevada is a private Jewish institution that maintains a School of Education that is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all licensure programs are approved by the Nevada State Department of Education. Online and site based programs are tailored to working teachers who are seeking a Masters Degree. Students receive new educational teaching techniques, strategies, and information that can be applied directly to the classroom. Students have access to excellent adjunct and full-time faculty who stay abreast of new pedagogy and respect professional educators as experienced learners. Instructional time is maximized by instructors and enhanced by on site campus technology and smart classrooms. Class sizes are usually small which increases the instructor’s time with the individual student.


Touro University requirements for Masters Degrees:

  1. Application is completed online
  2. $75 Application Fee
  3. Prior transcripts

Touro University requirements for Advanced Studies Certifications:

  1. Application is completed online
  2. No application fee
  3. No transcripts

University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has always been ahead of its time.
Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 550-acre campus, the state’s largest.


UND provides innovative teaching and learning opportunities for PreK-12 educators.
Through face-to-face or online courses, seminars and conferences, educators receive the professional development they need to continue their education and excel in the classroom. UND annually serves more than 4,500 school administrators, teachers and other school professionals.


Top Academic and Research University
Every accredited college or university offers education, but not every school prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.