Why do teachers choose Commitment to Education (CTE) to achieve their master’s degree or professional development coursework?

Commitment To Education (CTE) has partnered with 3 (three) accredited universities in order to provide quality, degrees and programs, including recertification at discounted pricing. In other words, with the help of our three outstanding universities, we are able to save teachers a lot of money on their tuition costs.

Which colleges and universities are in partnership with CTE?

Since 2006, CTE’s goal and mission has been to provide educators with the ability to earn college and university credits — all while obtaining quality professional development content that meets the rigor for salary advancement and great savings on tuition costs. We enjoy longstanding partnerships with:

• Nova Southeastern University
• Sierra Nevada College
• Touro University Nevada

How much can I save by beginning my enrollment process with CTE?

It really depends on which program you are planning to pursue. The average tuition savings ranges from $2000 - $5,000. Each CTE program overview page will outline the amount you’ll save on your tuition costs.

I am a Clark County School District teacher. Can I take courses on the CTE website to achieve my Professional Growth Plan?

Absolutely. All of the coursework found on the CTE website is through institutions of higher education that are approved by the Nevada Department of Education to be teacher preparation program providers!

I am not a Clark County School District teacher, but a teacher in Nevada. Am I eligible to take courses on the CTE website to help with my salary advancement needs?

Absolutely. All of the coursework found on the CTE website is through institutions of higher education that are approved by the Nevada Department of Education to be teacher preparation program providers! Therefore, our graduate credits will help you move across to the MA+32 salary lane.

I live outside of Nevada. Am I able to enroll in an online CTE program?

Absolutely. Since our university partners are regionally accredited institutions we are able to enroll students from around the nation. All educators are welcome to save on their tuition!

Can I only take a couple courses of a Certification program or do I have to complete the entire program?

Yes, you may only complete the courses you wish within a Certification program. When you are ready to drop from a program you will notify CTE by email and we adjust your tuition balance to reflect the number of credits you completed.

How many Contact Units (CUs) can I earn per graduate course?

1 credit earned at one of our university partners equates to 8 CUs. Therefore, a 3-credit course equals 24 Contact Units (CUs).

How many graduate courses must I complete in order to move across a column on the CCSD Professional Salary Table?

One 3-credit graduate course will grant you 24 CUs. Therefore, by completing 10 graduate courses you will earn 240 CUs.

What is a Contact Unit?

The Professional Growth System Reference Guide defines Contract Units (CUs) as: “Each Contact Unit translates into 180 minutes (3 hours) of clock time outside the licensed professional’s regular contractual workday.”

Is financial aid available with the university?
Financial aid is available with all of our universities for qualifying master’s programs. Financial aid does not apply for non-degree seeking programs, but there are several options for payment available. Find them on the program description pages.
What is the website address and phone number for the Nevada State Department of Education?
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
(702)486-6458
They can assist with endorsement and licensure information.