Admission requirements and what you need to know to apply

For undergraduates

In addition to applying through Undergraduate Admissions, you must apply and be admitted to the college’s teacher-education program before you take any education courses except EDF 200, EDF 301W, and ESE 380.

Applications for the program are accepted online February 1-15 and September 1-15 of every year. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Admission criteria  

Teacher education program orientation 

  • Flagstaff campus students
  • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education students are required to complete this online orientation as part of the application process.
  • Extended campus students – many extended campuses require you to attend a local orientation.  Contact your local adviser for details.

For graduate students

In general, to apply for admission, you must submit an application and official transcripts to the Graduate College.

For the MEd in Elementary Education: Certification and the MEd in Secondary Education: Certification programs, there is a specific application:

Other requirements for master’s programs

To be admitted to a master's program in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary Education, you must have one of the following:

  • a 3.0 grade point average for both your undergraduate work and any graduate courses you've taken
  • a 3.0 grade point average for at least the last 60 hours of your undergraduate work and for any graduate courses
  • a score at or above the 25th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) subject test in education and a 3.0 grade point average on any graduate courses
  • a score at or above the 25th percentile on the general verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (or comparable scores on the Miller Analogies Test [MAT] ) and a 3.0 grade point average on any graduate courses
  • a 3.5 grade point average for 18 hours of approved courses taken at Northern Arizona University, with one approved course each in research, foundations, curriculum, and educational psychology among the 18 approved hours

Please contact the COE  Teaching and Learning office for more information about these courses.

Doctoral program

In addition to applying to NAU's Graduate College, you must contact our Teaching and Learning office  for application information and reference forms for the EdD program in curriculum and instruction.