Late-start short courses, workshops, institutes, travel programs and teacher in-service units

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Current Courses

Academic credit courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees, teacher recertification and career advancement are offered each semester through Academic Credit Options. ACO offers a variety of University colleges, departments and programs.

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Travel Programs

Extended Studies collaborates with a variety of University colleges, departments and programs to offer international travel and field study programs throughout the year and around the globe through Academic Credit Options (ACO).

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Nevada School Law & Constitution

This course offers a lively update of federal and legal issues, from censorship to inclusion. Successful completion of this course meets state teacher licensure requirements for Nevada School Law and Nevada Constitution.

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Library Science Certification

Program ending Fall 2020

ACO at the University of Nevada, Reno offers all of the required courses for the K-12 School Library Media Specialist through the Nevada Department of Education, and for public librarian certification through the Nevada State Library and Archives under NRS 379.0073.

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Non-Credit/Professional Development Courses

A variety of non-credit professional development courses including topics such as music, physics, entrepreneurship as well as the National Geothermal Academy.

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ACO Instructor Resources

A page of useful resources, links and information for University of Nevada, Reno instructors working with Academic Credit Options.

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How to Register for Classes

Registration includes: Academic credit registration requirements, the immunization requirement, textbooks and materials, grade reports/transcripts, cancellation and refund policy and more.

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Contact ACO

For more information or assistance with online registration, call us at (775) 682-7555 or (800) 233-8928. You may also email us at