Advanced Studies Programs

You can complete Advanced Studies Certificate programs in evenings or weekends at Touro Nevada campus or online. Our programs are constructed to provide practical and realistic courses that are tailored to meet your specific needs and interests for education. The certificate program can advance your career goals and positively affect the outcomes of your students.

Start Date and Application Deadline

Fall 2019 Session I begins November 4, 2019. Application deadline is October 4, 2019.


APE – Adaptive Physical Education

Built around the Nevada Department of Education’s requirements for the APE endorsement, you choose the classes you need to complete your endorsement coursework.

Note — applicants must be licensed as a Special Education or Physical Education teacher to qualify for this endorsement.

APE Course List

APE Schedule


ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis

You will learn about improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence in children with special needs.


ABA Course List

ABA Course Schedule


Autism Spectrum Disorder

You will work with children with autism within the general education environment. Your coursework for both general and special educators will focus on the "what" and the "how" of delivering an appropriate education to autistic children.

Autism Course List

Autism Course Schedule


Beginning Spanish Language and Culture

You will be exposed to cultural concepts, as well as usage of the Spanish language. You will receive aid and gain a better understanding of how to communicate with and relate to Spanish-speaking K-12 students and parents.

Beginning Spanish Course List

Beginning Spanish Schedule


Blended Learning

You will use both online and in-person learning experiences when teaching students. Your students will learn in a traditional classroom setting, while also independently completing online components of the course outside of the classroom. 

Blended Learning Course List

Blended Learning Schedule


Computer Science and Technology

If you wish to complete your work through online instruction, this course provides many 21st-century technological solutions that will help you improve your teaching practice as well as increase your student achievement.

Technology Course List

Computer Science Course Schedule


Differentiated Classroom

You will learn differentiation and how respond to variance among learners in the classroom. Whenever you reach out to an individual or small group to vary their teaching you will create the best learning experience possible.

Differentiated Instruction Course List

Differentiated Instruction Schedule


Diverse Learners

You will learn to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This Web site provides access to information -- publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field -- that promotes high achievement for ELLs.

Diverse Learners Course List

Diverse Learners Schedule


Effective Classrooms

The Effective Classrooms course will explore best classroom practices with the goal of ensuring instructional activities are as valuable as possible for your student’s outcomes and provide you with tools to manage today’s sometimes unpredictable student groups.

Effective Classrooms Course List

Effective Classrooms Schedule


Effective Schools

You will learn concepts of managed integration, to work both within your space, and within the big picture to improve the overall educational environment.

Effective Schools Course List

Effective Schools Schedule


Gifted and Talented Education

Gifted and Talented Education provides experienced teachers with the advanced knowledge and skills to help learners who possess exceptional creativity, drive, and talent. Through specialized coursework, teachers learn to assess student needs based on their social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

GATE Course List

GATE Schedule


Intermediate Spanish and Culture

You will learn to meet the needs of students with intermediate and advanced Spanish skills. Using conversational Spanish and Latin American culture, you will learn to bridge the language barrier gap between teachers, students, and parents.

Intermediate Spanish Course List

Intermediate Spanish Schedule


Teacher Leadership

Teachers are undeniably leaders, regardless of whether such skills have been specifically sought out. This course will teach you how to maximize your ability to serve in a leadership role among their colleagues.

Teacher Leadership Course List

Teacher Leadership Schedule


Admission Requirements

Touro Nevada was established to help address critical needs in healthcare and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. Come be a part of our family.

Requirements Overview

    • Baccalaureate or higher degree
    • Hold U.S. citizenship or a permanent resident status
    • Hold a valid state teaching license

Primary Application

You must complete a Touro Nevada application and there is no application fee.

Supplemental Information

Not all programs are offered each term.

Application & Requirements
Shelley Berkley

“Competent educators are critical to the Southern Nevada community and beyond. I am confident our graduates will make a difference in the lives they touch during their long careers.”

Shelley Berkley CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Western Division
Meet your Touro Nevada Leadership

You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in healthcare and education fields.

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Here For You

Your goals are supported at Touro Nevada. You can receive academic and personal support, get involved in clubs and organizations, and enjoy life in Southern Nevada.

Life at Touro Nevada

Technology & Facilities

Touro Nevada understands that innovation in technology and our facilities are a vital component to your success. Investment into equipment, technology, classrooms are on-going and part of Touro Nevada's commitment to students.

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Your Faculty

Your Touro Nevada faculty are more than professors. They are leaders in their respective fields. You will also be supported by staff who are dedicated to students and the university.

Your Faculty & Staff