Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)

Category: Educational Specialties News

Student finds passion in special education

Lorie Lee never imagined she’d make it to university; she is now graduating with two degrees, having won the prestigious President’s Prize. A mother of three and non-traditional student, her inspiring tale begins earlier than her first day at NAU. As a child, Lee experienced poverty, a mother with substance abuse issues and a father unwilling to care for her. Through the support of her friends and teachers, Lee found a love and passion for education and excelled academically… Read more
Student teacher points to globe in class.

A teacher’s impact

Did you know NAU started as a school to educate teachers? The Class of 1901 was comprised of four women, all of whom received lifetime teaching certificates for the Arizona Territory. Learn more about NAU’s history at Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives… Read more
Student teacher helps student with writing assignment.

Higher Education Child Care Project

NAU’s Office of the Dean of Students recently announced the Higher Education Child Care Project (HECCP), a pilot program funded by the Arizona Department of Economic Security that will provide qualified child care assistance to full-time, undergraduate student-parents of children from birth to age 12. This program will be available to students who are enrolled in the School of Nursing, Early Childhood Education, or K–12 Education (PEP included)… Read more
Student teacher works with young students.

COE Associate Clinical Professor

Claudia Rodas is an associate clinical professor in the College of Education, NAU alumna, and statewide HSI advisor to the provost. She’s also a mom, wife, and educator who sat down with NAU Communications to share her story… Read more
N A U students at graduation.

Faculty Spotlights Fall 2021

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate Council for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Issues are proud to feature the following non-tenure track faculty for our Inaugural NTT Spotlight. Chairs and colleagues nominated the faculty below for public recognition of their professional dedication to the university, highlighting examples of the significant teaching, research, and service contributions non-tenure track faculty provide to the NAU community and beyond… Read more
Students sitting in class and smiling.

CTE professor published by ACTE

This month, Nicole Hampton published an article in ACTE’s digital October issue of Techniques Magazine, “Rethinking Postsecondary Teacher Education Pathways.” Professor Hampton will also be featured in ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she will present the in-person session, “To the Workforce, and Beyond! Nonlinear Pathways for Postsecondary Attainment” on Saturday, December 4… Read more
N A U student teacher standing in front of classroom with a book in hand.

ACTE’s Teacher of the Year

Nicole Hampton is the winner of ACTE’s national Postsecondary Teacher of the Year award. Hampton’s interview appears as part of a spotlight series on our 2021 national award winners and finalists, which recognizes career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the postsecondary level who demonstrate innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students, and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities… Read more
Flagstaff campus in the fall.

NAU helps kids with special needs

Michelle Novelli and other faculty, staff, and seniors in the PRAXIS program in COE helped kick-start a new program to ensure seniors get credit for helping disabled students with virtual learning. The program was featured on Channel 3/CBS 5 and in The Arizona Republic… Read more
Student teacher teaches child how to use tablet.