Other graduate certificates available with the Master of Education include the Austism Spectrum Disorders Certificate and the Positive Behavior Support Certificate.
This plan is appropriate if you are interested in Special Education. Please note that although certain courses in this plan may apply toward certification, completing this M.Ed. does not lead to certification. This is a Continuing Professional Program. Consult with your advisor and the Arizona Department of Education for information about obtaining Special Education Certification.
If you're looking for a career serving individuals with disabilities in private settings, through human service agencies, or want to increase and enhance your knowledge and skills in serving individuals with disabilities in school settings, our program might be perfect for you.
The program focuses on serving individuals with disabilities with the option of focusing on special emphasis areas. Candidates may also choose more than one emphasis area if desired. Some emphasis areas also lead to a graduate certificate and requires an additional application. This degree program does not lead to teaching certification.
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:
|Minimum Units for Completion||30|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
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The purpose of the MEd in Special Education non-certified is to prepare educators to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in human serving agencies. Candidates gain knowledge and skills to develop and expand knowledge on specific areas of special education. This program does not lead to teacher certification.
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 30 units:
Core Requirements (12 units)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.