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We designed this academic plan to prepare you to be a teacher in grades 7-12. Coursework includes both education and content courses to prepare you to student-teach and complete this plan.
This plan meets the Arizona requirements for grades 7-12 teacher certification and provides you with an institutional recommendation that you can use to obtain grades 7-12 teacher certification in Arizona or other states. Please note that states may have other certification requirements such as the AEPA exam in Arizona; you should investigate the teacher-certification requirements for the state where you intend to teach.
This program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.
Shaping the character and education of every child in your classroom is a critical and rewarding career. A master’s degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in certification leads to a deepened knowledge of issues and current research in the field, while preparing you to be a certified K-12 teacher in the state of Arizona.
This degree is designed to enhance your teaching skills, focusing on new teaching methods, curriculum, and classroom management. In addition to earning the master’s degree, this program provides an institutional recommendation that you can use to obtain K-12 teacher certification in Arizona.
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:
In addition to University Requirements:
Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):
|Minimum Units for Completion||43|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Arizona Certification/Endorsement||Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.|
|Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching||Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching is required.
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
If you are completing the Masters in Secondary Education with Certification, you must meet the following admission requirements:
Take the following 43 - 49 units:
Foundation courses (6 units)
This plan leads to a terminal degree; you cannot apply the coursework for this plan to a doctoral degree.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.