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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.
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
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.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||30|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|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.|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required 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.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- there are no individual admission requirements
Take the following 36 units:
- Select five courses from: EDF 630, EDF 670, EDF 671, EDF 672, EDF 673, EDF 677, EDF 703, EDF 711 (15 units)
- One 3-unit elective course in a social science or humanities (3 units)
- Select two courses from: EDL 600, EDL 630, EDL 650 (6 units)
- Select one course from: EDR 610 or EPS 525 (3 units)
- 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 1
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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