Graduate admissions requirements

Graduate Admissions for Certification Programs

You must meet specific admissions requirements for these degree programs.

MEd in Special Education with Certification

You can pursue options in cross-categorical special education or low incidence/severe disabilities with this degree.

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  • Admission to the NAU Graduate College 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
    • GPA of 3.0 – full admittance
    • GPA below 3.0 – provisional admittance with allowance to achieve 3.0 in graduate-level work with first nine (9) credit hours
     
  • English Composition course(s) (English 101 & 102, NAU ENG 105, or equivalent English Composition/Writing course) with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A math course equivalent to or higher than College Algebra or NAU MAT 114 with  minimum grade of C
  • Laboratory Science course with minimum grade of C
  • ETC 545 or a one-credit educational technology course (ETC XXX)
  • Application /Admission to MEd Elementary with Certification Teacher Education Program
  • Completed Recommendation Form (included in application)
  • IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card

MEd in Secondary Education with Certification

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  • Admission to the NAU Graduate College 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
    • GPA of 3.0 – full admittance
    • GPA below 3.0 – provisional admittance with allowance to achieve 3.0 in graduate-level work with first nine (9) credit hours
     
  • English Composition course(s) (English 101 & 102, NAU ENG 105, or equivalent English Composition/Writing course) with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A math course equivalent to or higher than College Algebra or NAU MAT 114 with  minimum grade of C
  • Laboratory Science course with minimum grade of C
  • ETC 545 or a one-credit educational technology course (ETC XXX)
  • Application /Admission to MEd Elementary with Certification Teacher Education Program
  • Completed Recommendation Form (included in application)
  • IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card.

MEd in Special Education with Certification

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  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
    • GPA of 3.0 – full admittance
    • GPA below 3.0 – conditional admittance based on one of the following:
      • undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in final 60 credits of Bachelor’s degree
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher in prior graduate work
      • completion of  nine (9) approved hours from NAU with GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grade lower than a ‘B’
       
     
  • English Composition course(s) (English 101 & 102, NAU ENG 105, or equivalent English Composition/Writing course) with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • College Algebra or equivalent mathematics course(s) with minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Laboratory Science course with cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Admittance to the NAU Graduate College (separate application)
  • Completed Recommendation Form (included in application)
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance card

Admissions for Other Graduate Programs

To be accepted into a master’s program, you must meet criteria that differ by program. To see admissions requirements for your individual master’s program and to apply, visit the respective department:

Apply to the Graduate College

In addition to applying to the College of Education, you must also apply to the Graduate College.