M.A. Teaching, Elementary Education

$225.00 on the 10th of each month for 8 months

$26,407 NOW $21,204

Days of Week:
On Campus
Program Begins:
October 2019
Meeting Times:
On Campus
Sierra Nevada College
4300 E. Sunset Rd., Ste. E1
Henderson, NV 89014
9480 Gateway Drive, Suite 150
Reno, NV 89521
*All fees included except a $50 SNC application fee. The college normally charges $496 per credit. By enrolling through CTE you save $5,203!
HYBRID: 47 credits (37 credits on-ground, 10 credits online)


First payment: October 10, 2019


Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (47 Credits) ARL Track Available*

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Students may qualify for the TEACH Grant and receive up to $8,000.
• Financial aid is available for this program. You may apply for financial aid through https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
• CTE is responsible to collect a $1,800 implementation fee for this program. This fee is included in the program price. Over 8 months, a credit/debit card payment of $225 will be collected on the 10th of every month. The first payment will begin on October 10, 2019.
• Tuition and SNC fees will be paid directly to Sierra Nevada College (SNC) using financial aid or SNC’s monthly payment option. SNC’s monthly payment plan will begin in September.
• Students may choose to pay in full or a monthly payment plan to pay for their tuition and SNC fees each semester. If you prefer to use SNC’s monthly payment plan please email contactus@ctenow.com for more information.
*Credits may vary. All fees are included in the program cost except a $50 SNC application fee. The total cost is based on 8 semesters for MAT program completion and will vary depending on program completion. Tuition may increase annually (3% on average).

Questions: Call CTE at 702-697-0006 opt. 5 or Email contactus@ctenow.com

Program begins: October 2019.
Program ends: TBA.

Duration: 8 Semesters. Course sequence contingent on availability. Students must maintain continuous enrollment.

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. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Why Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• SNC is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at SNC equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

Candidates are able to apply for Alternative Licensure after completion of the two required 500 level foundations courses (see course sequence below) with a B- or better, and completion of PRAXIS I CORE, and completion of internship.

Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Program Available for MAT Elementary Education

Credits range from 40-49, and ARL program will be priced based on credits and number of semesters. Additional fees for the ARL MAT program are: $350 ARL Internship EDUC 590 and $300 ARL Supervision Fee for every semester after the EDUC 590 ARL Internship EDUC 590 course is successfully completed.
The requirements to be accepted in the Sierra Nevada College ARL program are successful completion of:
  • EDUC 560
  • EDUC 565
  • Passing score for CBEST or Praxis Core
  • EDUC 590 ARL Internship of 20 consecutive days
  • Licensed Teaching Job offer or contract in participating school district
Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 12 students is required for a course to be offered.
The following fees have already been included in your program cost: a $300 practicum fee for ELEM 590, a $600 student teaching fee in ELEM 595, a $160 fee for EDUC 628, a $650 fee for course EDUC 635, and a $155 universal fee (per semester).

Course EDUC 560 – Introduction to Education and Educational Research
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course focuses on the historical, social, psychological, and political foundations of education, with a strong emphasis on reading and evaluating educational research. Teacher candidates learn professional writing style (APA) and the importance of research in teaching and learning.

Course EDUC 565 – Effective Instructional Practices and Classroom Management
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Research-based best practices (K – 12) are presented and analyzed. Teacher candidates will explore how strategies are used to teach state mandated core standards and to differentiate instruction based on student cognitive, social and cultural needs. Methods, theories and resources in class management will provide a foundation for constructing a comprehensive Behavior Management Plan.

Course EDUC 570 – Teaching with Technology
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This class is designed to provide an overview of techniques in classroom uses of computers and other devices. Hands-on simulation activities using PC and Macintosh products related to teaching major and teacher utility needs. Topics include contemporary technology used in schools and presentation of multimedia project production.

Course EDUC 505 – Evaluation, Assessment, Data and Student Learning
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This graduate class prepares teacher candidates to use assessment to improve student learning. The focus is on understanding summative and formative
assessment, implementing technology to manage data, analyzing assessment results, and developing classroom assessment tools.

Course EDUC 555 – Exceptional Individuals
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

A survey course to familiarize students with the characteristics of individuals with exceptional needs in public-school programs and strategies to use for integration. Included are processes used to identify these individuals; placement procedures and major educational and psychological intervention techniques; current state and federal legislation dealing with special education; procedures and processes for gifted children and their special needs; discussion and review of ethnic and multi-cultural learning styles and programs.

Course EDUC 520 – Parent Engagement, Family Involvement, and Classroom Practices
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course focuses on pre-service teachers who seek to develop new ideas for forming collaborative relationships with student families, facilitating the interrelationship of families, teachers, and community for meaningful learning opportunities. Focus includes working and collaborating with parents, professionals, and community services. It is aligned with the InTASC standards.

Course ELEM 501 – Teaching Methods of Reading I
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

A comprehensive reading instruction course which is research based and includes the study of: phonemic awareness and phonics; comprehension; vocabulary development; spelling patterns; ongoing assessment and diagnostic techniques; and methodologies for a balanced literacy approach to teaching reading which are appropriate to students’ developmental levels. Developmental methods that are effective with students who are delayed, culturally diverse or who have learning differences and/or difficulties are also taught. This course focuses on the primary grade learner.

Course ELEM 502 – Teaching Methods of Reading II
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Prerequisite: Reading I or special permission. Co-requisite: ELEM 590. A comprehensive reading instruction course which is research based, takes a balanced literacy approach, and includes the study of: phonics; comprehension; spelling patterns; and methods for delivering a strong literature based program with emphasis on content area reading, comprehension and ongoing assessment and diagnostic techniques. Developmental methods that are effective with students who are delayed, culturally diverse or who have learning differences and/or difficulties are also taught. This course focuses on the intermediate grade learner.

Course ELEM 590 – Elementary Practicum – Co-requisite Reading II Methods
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Corequisite: ELEM 502. The intent of this clinical experience is to promote the integration of methods and field experiences and to link educational theory practice. The university course instructor will highlight elements of the course and direct students with the assignments and activities in the practicum classroom setting experience.

Course ELEM 510 – Teaching Methods of Language Arts
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Explores the language needs of children with emphasis on writing, speaking and listening, language development as related to individual and cultural differences.

Course ELEM 512 – Teaching Methods of Social Studies and Curriculum Integration
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Presents current methods for teaching social studies in the elementary classroom including principles underlying children’s development in all domains of the social studies. Addresses multicultural education and culturally responsive classrooms.

Course ELEM 525 – Teaching Methods of Math
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course is designed to introduce content and methods for teaching mathematics to elementary students. Topics include theory, assessment, skill in computation and recent trends, remediation of pupil difficulties, and an overview of content included in the elementary mathematics curriculum. The primary focus is to assist teachers with developing the child’s understanding and appreciation of mathematics.

Course ELEM 526 – Teaching Methods of Science & Health Education
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This course is designed to introduce content and methods for teaching science and health to elementary students. Topics include scientific methods and processes, remediation of pupil difficulties, and recent trends in science and health education. The primary focus is to assist teachers with developing the child’s understanding and appreciation of science and health.

Course ELEM 595 – Student Teaching and Seminar
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Full-time supervised teaching for 16 weeks in an Elementary classroom and seminar.

Course EDUC 628 – Educational Research and Reflective Practice
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Prerequisites: Completion of student teaching and all testing requirement. Teacher candidates analyze educational research and relate it to their classroom practices. Focus on professional reflection as candidates prepare proposal for projects or action research theses. Professional writing using APA style is stressed.

Course EDUC 635 – Professional Project
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDUC 628 and all MAT testing requirements. During this graduate level class, candidates complete their approved professional projects with the assistance of an assigned project director. At the end of each semester, candidates present their projects at the SNC Masters Project Conference.

Course EDUC 590 – *Alternative Route to Licensure Internship – Required for ARL Track Only
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)

This clinical experience promotes integration of methods and supervised field experiences to link theory and practice. Assignments and activities will be highlighted to direct students in the classroom setting.