Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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NAU online learning: becoming an NAU online student

Pursue your education—on your terms

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You are working professionals, recent high school graduates, members of the military, parents, grandparents, and more. You come from all walks of life and live across the globe.

What online students have in common is a desire for a quality education that fits into your busy lives. NAU Online provides that quality education.

In the 
top 3
nationally for excellence delivering virtual student services
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Virtual Innovation Awards
in Arizona for lowest average student debt
online college in the Southwest

Learn your way

Opportunities and support for online students

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All online students are supported by faculty, staff, and peers who are dedicated to helping you succeed. Online student support resources include:

  • Access to financial aid, including scholarships, loans, grants
  • 24/7 technical support during the fall and spring semesters and daytime-hour support in the summer
  • Certified online tutors to help you with your coursework
  • Library resources including online access to journals, e-books, Google Scholar, and more
  • Your own Jacks Online peer mentor—a current NAU Online student who can answer questions, share resources, and help connect you to the NAU community
  • Easy connections to your academic advisor—simply use the appointment planner to schedule an appointment
  • High-demand graduate programs for healthcare professionals are available in partnership with OpusVi.


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You’re not alone. You’ll be surprised by the sense of community you develop as an NAU Online student. Classmates become friends; professors become mentors.

Online courses are taught using the Canvas platform. This easy-to-use software allows you to participate in discussions, access study materials, and view lecture presentations.

Female NAU Online student on laptop
“I am so glad a Jacks Online peer mentor reached out to me about becoming a peer mentor myself. The NAU community runs strong! Thanks to the program, I have a whole network of support.”
– Amber Connolly, BS Communication Disorders, '20, NAU Online