Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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About Northern Arizona University

NAU began as a teachers’ college, and our commitment to building a better tomorrow through education remains our highest priority. Our students, mentored by faculty members who are renowned in their fields, are at the center of all we do.

In the classroom and online, through hands-on experiences in an unparalleled learning environment, and with the NAU community cheering them on, our students discover and hone their ambitions.

Would you prefer to read our about page in Spanish? See acerca de la Northern Arizona University in Spanish for more.

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NAU’s vision

NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

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We are dedicated to upholding the same high standards of education across all our campuses and statewide locations. Whether you’d prefer to study under Flagstaff’s majestic mountain peaks, among rugged desert landscapes, or in the comfort of your home, we offer a wide variety of options to support your goals wherever you are.

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in Flagstaff, Arizona
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online programs
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NAU’s academic colleges

Our academic colleges house programs in a wide variety of disciplines, including art, education, engineering, forestry, social sciences, and business. The Honors College and the Graduate College also offer robust programming to support students in their career goals.

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of NAU students are the first in their family to attend college
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in the nation for public institutions without a medical school
National Science Foundation
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students in Flagstaff, statewide, and online

Research centers and institutes


Contact us

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We’re here to assist you with questions via phone or email. Reach out.

If you’re looking for a specific person or department, start with our internal campus directory.