Las Vegas partners fill teacher vacancies

Clark County School District partners with UNLV and TTT to fill teacher vacancies

By Dr. Meghan Stidd, Mountain Pacific Region Associate Region Director

Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas, Nev., has a critical need for teachers to serve students in a variety of subject areas at all grade levels. CCSD anticipates more than 2,000 teacher vacancies in the 2015-16 school year. To help fill these vacancies, CCSD has partnered with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and Troops to Teachers (TTT) to offer TTT participants a unique fast-track teacher certification program.

UNLV is offering a five week institute allowing TTT participants to become licensed K-12 teachers in time for the new school year in August. To qualify for participation in the institute, candidates must meet specific GPA requirements and have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education. If accepted, candidates complete three courses at UNLV and enter a professional development program. Candidates then have three years to complete any remaining coursework and teacher certification exams while working as full time teachers with CCSD. The institute is open to candidates wanting to teach elementary, math, science, English, or special education.

The deadline for entry into the summer program is March 14, 2015. Candidates unable to meet the March 14 deadline can apply for the fall institute with an application deadline of June 1, 2015.

  • Individuals interested in pursuing the UNLV program in elementary, math, science, or English, contact Jovita Bayuga at 702-895-1540 or
  • Individuals interested in pursuing the UNLV special education program, contact Joseph Morgan at 709-895-3329 or
  • For additional information regarding the benefits available through the TTT program, contact Sherman Fuller, Lead Recruiter, Mountain Pacific TTT at 800-438-6851

CCSD students are in need of qualified teachers who possess the leadership, teamwork skills, technical expertise, and dedication to duty that military veterans have to offer. CCSD and UNLV recognize the unique skillsets of military veterans and are honored to partner with TTT to offer this exciting opportunity to military veterans wanting to transition to a teaching career.

 Nancy Hamilton, DANTES Editor
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