UNLV Economics Micro-Credential for Clark County Public School Teachers

Dates: April 15 - June 15, 2022

Meets: Online Delivery-Asynchronous (4/15 to 6/15) & One In-Person Session On June 4th

Location: Online-UNLVGO

Registration Fee: $35.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description:

The UNLV Economics Micro-Credential will provide educators of the Clark County School System with the skills and activities to teach economics in the classroom. The micro-credential will count as continuing education units and, upon completion, will go on their social studies license. The course is primarily asynchronous with online instruction videos, readings, and quizzes. There will be one Saturday morning class near the end of the course where educators will practice the concepts learned and the in-classroom activities. In addition to faculty, we will provide a graduate assistant to help with any questions during the learning experience.

In 2017, the Nevada legislature passed SB249 that requires high schools across the state to teach one-half unit of credit of economics in combination with or without American government, which was reduced from one whole unit of credit to one half. In addition, to teach economics in the Clark County School District (CCSD), teachers must have completed a minimum standard of coursework as an undergraduate, such as majoring or minoring in economics. If a teacher does not have the required background but would like to teach economics, they must complete 15 course hours of economics through an accredited program such as the UNLV Continuing Education Department. This course is designed for current teachers licensed to teach social studies in the state of Nevada but does not count towards a license in social studies. This course does count towards continuing education units for licensed social studies teachers in Nevada or educators wanting to learn more about economics.

The program is provided by the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) with the generous support of the Engelstad Foundation.

Course Delivery:

The program will be offered in an Asynchronous format with course content hosted on the university's non-credit learning management system, UNLVGO, powered by Canvas. At least two business days before the start of the class, you will receive an email from UNLVGO inviting you to “Finish Registration: Canvas.” Please visit, https://tinyurl.com/UNLVGO-Students to access the "UNLVGO Quickstart Guide" for more information on how to use UNLVGO. In addition to your online coursework, you will be expected to attend one in-person class hosted on a Saturday morning near the end of the course.

Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to andrew.woods@unlv.edu. Requests submitted on or before April 15, 2022 will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee. No other refunds will be offered after the start of the program.

Registration Deadline:

Registration will close at 11:59 pm on April 14th.

For More Information:

For more information about this program, please contact Andrew Woods, Director of the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research at andrew.woods@unlv.edu or (702) 895-3192.

Fee: $35.00


Online Learning:

All assignments, quizzes, and exams will be online using a learning management system called UNLVGO, powered by Canvas. Three days before the start of the class, you will receive an email from UNLVGO inviting you to “Finish Registration: Canvas.” Please visit, https://tinyurl.com/UNLVGO-Students to access the "UNLVGO Quickstart Guide" for more information on how to use UNLVGO.


The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was established in 1975 at the UNLV Lee Business School. CBER conducts applied and data driven research to assist business, government, and the community at large. CBER is a public resource that seeks to extend the benefits of UNLV’s expertise in research throughout the State of Nevada and the United States.

C.K. Miller

William (Bill) Robinson

William J. Robinson is an assistant professor of economics at the Lee School of Business at UNLV. His expertise extends from economics into the realm of technology and computing. He was previously director of academic computing for the office of the provost at UNLV, and held similar positions at California State University San Marcos and the UCCSN chancellor’s office. His academic interests include the economics of the internet, higher education, and sports. His research includes an analysis of the effectiveness of exams as assessment tools as well as the Las Vegas gaming economy.
Date Day Time Location
04/15/2022Friday12M to 12 N Online-UNLVGO
06/15/2022Wednesday12M to 12 N Online-UNLVGO


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