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Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Educational Foundations, Master of Education

This program provides you with an opportunity to develop and enrich your understanding of the contexts and forces that shape educational policy and practice. By understanding and being able to articulate critical issues in education, you can be a participant in the educational and social changes currently taking place in our society.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership - Educational Foundations?

If your calling is teaching others to teach, a master's degree in Educational Foundations is the program for you. Within the Educational Leadership department, the emphasis on educational foundations leads you toward a career in teaching education courses to undergraduates, help you gain the experience you need to become a K-12 educational consultant, or administer a charter school.

Our courses help you develop and enrich your understanding of the contexts and forces that shape educational policy and practice. By understanding and being able to articulate critical issues in education, you will be a participant in the educational and social changes currently taking place in our society. If you want to help shape a school and eventually assume leadership positions in an educational setting, our program is a good fit.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Academic department chair
  • School principal
  • Educational consultant
  • Curriculum designer


University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Thesis Thesis may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Oral Defense Oral Defense may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
Research Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application required (www.nau.edu/graduateapply) for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions-Policy/ .
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements: http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/.


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • Program of study signed by applicant and advisor
Master's Requirements
    • Option 1
      • EDF 698 (3 units)
      • EDF 699, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved thesis. You may end up taking more than 6 units of thesis credit because you must register for it each semester while you are working on your thesis.  (6 units)
      Option 2Option 3
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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