Professional development programs

We have programs to help you gain professional experience in your field before you graduate.

Taking advantage of these opportunities will enhance your skills and make you a more competitive applicant when you enter the job market.

GK-12 graduate teaching fellows in K-12 education

As a fellow in the GK-12 program (BIOTEC: Biotechnology integration opportunities for teacher education and content), you have the opportunity to apply your research to the K-12 setting.

Under the supervision of an experienced mentor teacher, you will learn and implement lessons that are student-centered, engaging your students and developing their interests in scientific study.

Learn more about GK-12. 

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

NAU’s IGERT program seeks to identify key links between genes and the environment. As a participant in this program, you will play an integral role in determining the ways in which genetic information and environmental process affect one another.

While working in this program, you will receive training in:

  • molecular genetics
  • environmental sciences
  • spatio-temporal modeling

IGERT also has opportunities for undergraduate students

Learn more about IGERT.