HENDERSON – Nevada State College announced its first-ever early childhood education center is slated to open in the Fall of 2021 within the newly constructed Glenn and Ande Christenson School of Education Building.
The $61.8-million-building will house Nevada State’s in-demand education degrees including the state of Nevada’s first-ever dual early childhood & early childhood special education Bachelor of Arts.
Students enrolled in the new dual program will be able to apply for two teaching licenses in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) for children ages birth to eight years old with and without developmental delays and disabilities. Teacher candidates in this program are uniquely qualified to meet the demands of a high need area in the district, in local charter schools and early childhood centers.
“The growth of our school of education program continues to be a beacon of strength and hope as we continue to fulfill our mission of fueling the teacher pipeline within our community,” said Dennis Potthoff, dean of Nevada State’s School of Education. “Those who choose to enroll in our program will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience that will prepare them for a meaningful and exciting career as an educator.”
Inside the 65,000-square-foot facility, School of Education students will be able to work, study, and research within the early childhood education center which will be open to the community for enrollment beginning spring 2021.
Nevada State College, which has several financial assistance programs, continues to have one of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation beginning at $175 a credit, and recently opened its first-ever student housing. The School of Education will host several open houses for attendees to learn more about the school, the new early childhood education degree, and its other offerings throughout spring 2021. For more information about Nevada State College, visit www.nsc.edu.
ABOUT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest-growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
Maddie Skains, MassMedia