Next Steps

Congratulations! You have your own classroom as a CCSD teacher.

Once ARL candidates are hired as teachers, they must fulfill additional requirements to keep their conditional teaching licenses.

CCSD Professional Development and School-Site Mentoring

Support during the first year of teaching is crucial for success. ARL supports its new teachers during their first year with CCSD in many different ways.

  • Each new ARL teacher is paired with a mentor once they start teaching. ARL teachers meet weekly with their mentors for support and guidance.
  • ARL teachers are part of an online community where they can connect with other ARL teachers, ask questions, and stay updated on important information.
  • New ARL teachers complete additional CCSD professional development hours. A teacher’s assigned professional development is shared via email after hiring.

Nevada Department of Education (NDE) Coursework Requirements and Provision Removal

The NDE issues each conditional license with specific provisions, which teachers must remove by the date indicated. Additionally, new ARL teachers must complete required coursework for each area of licensure at Nevada State College. ARL teachers have three years from the date of conditional licensure to complete all coursework and remove all provisions.

Successful Evaluations

ARL teachers must teach in their area of licensure in a CCSD public school—charter schools do not qualify. There are over 360 schools in Clark County School District, and teachers don’t have to teach at the same school for all three years. ARL teachers need to receive successful evaluations for their first three years and can convert their conditional license in as few as two years.

Meet Some of Our Career Changers Who Found the Classroom to be Their Calling!

Roxana Perez

Roxana Perez

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Former Career:
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Michael Doerfler

Elementary Teacher

Former Career:
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Tammy Shapiro

Tammy Shapiro

Elementary Teacher

Former Career:
New York Attorney