Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
N A U student teacher sits in front of students and reads them a book.


The College of Education at NAU provides an innovative, engaging learning environment, top-notch faculty, and a variety of events and services in order to support its students—the future of statewide and national education.

Student teacher points to globe in class.

COE facts

Our numbers speak for themselves. We’re proud to share some of the things that make NAU’s College of Education unique.

NAU ranked in the top 
for online education master’s programs
2023 US News and World Report
NAU ranked 
in the nation for supporting veteran students in online graduate education programs
US News and World Report, 2023
NAU ranked 
in Master’s in Educational Technology
2022 The 16 Best Master’s in Educational Technology Programs

Points of pride

Early Learning and Development Center

Northern Arizona University’s Early Learning and Development Center (ELDC) serves children aged 3–5 and their families, supporting children’s intellectual growth, social-emotional intelligence, and physical development. Through integrating our programming and services with NAU’s College of Education, we serve as a site to demonstrate, observe, study, and teach exemplary practices in early childhood education, speech-language pathology, and other related fields.

Arizona Teachers Academy

The Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU offers you an opportunity to receive a tuition-free, high-quality education with mentoring and training that prepares you for a successful teaching career.

CAEP accreditation

Northern Arizona University is proud to have an accredited College of Education. In addition to the accreditation NAU receives from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the College of Education is pleased to share that our department and programs are also accredited by several other agencies.