Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Career and Technical Education, and
Educational Technology programs
To be admitted to one of these programs, you must:
- have completed a bachelor's degree from an
- be admitted to the university’s Graduate College
- have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in
your undergraduate program of study (some programs will also review your first
9 hours of graduate coursework to verify the 3.0 grade point average in lieu of
an overall 3.0 in your undergraduate degree)
- complete a program of studies form with one of
our graduate advisers and submit it to our department office
In addition to these general admissions requirements,
individual programs may require additional information.
Bilingual Multicultural Education (bilingual emphasis only)
- Demonstrate at least intermediate proficiency in
a second language by receiving a passing score on the Spanish proficiency
examination or Navajo oral proficiency examination.
If you are a member of a Native American
tribe other than Navajo, you may have tribal officials provide a letter
documenting your proficiency in your particular language. You may also use
academic records as evidence; for example, you might have an undergraduate
major in Spanish and experience teaching Spanish in the secondary schools.
- If you are an international student whose second
language is English, you must earn a minimum score of 550 on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
You may pursue an MEd in bilingual/multicultural education
with an emphasis in bilingual education, or you may pursue certificate programs leading to
either the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement or the English as a Second Language Endorsement.
Please be advised, however, that Northern Arizona University
does not grant either endorsement. To receive either a bilingual or English as
a second language endorsement, you must apply to the Arizona Department of Education.
Please be aware that our degree program does not
automatically lead to endorsement. If you are interested in both a degree and
an endorsement, you must work closely with your adviser to achieve both goals.
You may pursue a certificate program leading to the English as a Second Language Endorsement.
Career and Technical Education only
Demonstrate writing proficiency at a graduate level. This is
verified through a writing sample that is part of the online application
through the Graduate College.
For more detailed information head over to Career and Technical Education-specific admission information.