Admission requirements and what you need to know to apply
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.
for the program are accepted online February 1-15 and September 1-15 of every
year. Paper copies will not be accepted.
Teacher education program
- 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
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
- a 3.0
grade point average for both your undergraduate work and any graduate courses
- a 3.0
grade point average for at least the last 60 hours of your undergraduate
work and for any graduate courses
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
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.
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.