Application Information

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Find everything you need to know about completing an application for the Educational Technology Program.

Admission requirements

All prospective students applying to either or both the certificate and the master's program should be proficient in the NETS-T (NETS for teachers).

For the MEd in Educational Technology degree, it is recommended, but not required, that you have a basic teacher’s certificate.  Although our programs were designed for the P-16 classroom, people coming from corporations, private business, and government find that the programs are flexible so they can actually create products and apply their learning to their own work place.

Because students come to graduate programs with different academic and professional experiences, five different avenues for admission are available. You will be admitted if you meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • have graduated with an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of the bachelor's degree
  • score at or above the 25th percentile on the subject test in the education portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • score at or above the 25th percentile on the general verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE (or makes comparable scores on the Miller Analogies Test)
  • have completed nine approved hours from Northern Arizona University with a 3.3 GPA
  • if graduate work has been taken, your GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

Application procedure

Applications to the Educational Technology MEd or Certificate program can only be submitted through the Northern Arizona University Graduate College online application.

Applications are accepted only in electronic format. If you are not a Northern Arizona University graduate and need to submit official transcripts, please have them sent to the Graduate College at:

Old Main/Ashurst
Northern Arizona University
Box 4125
Phone: 928-523-4348

Be aware that you will also be required to upload the following documents during the application process. These can be in Word, PDF, or RTF format:

  1. A letter of intent that addresses the following:
    • your career goals and how you plan to use the Educational Technology degree
    • your current position
    • experience with technology (platforms, applications, in labs, in classrooms)
    • strengths you bring to the program
    • your expectations of the program
  2. A resume or curriculum vita
  3. An e-mail address of someone who can speak to your academic and or educational abilities. This person will receive a form that once completed will serve as your letter of recommendation.
  4. A copy of the front and back of your Fingerprint Clearance Card if you work in a P-12 classroom.

Only completed applications will be reviewed. To ensure that you can begin taking classes when you would like, make sure that you submit all of the application materials as soon as possible. If admitted, you will be notified in writing.

For any questions, please contact an Educational Technology Program adviser.