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

Hear from SBS students about their experiences in our programs

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at NAU is proud to share current and alumni testimonials with you, for additional insight into our programs. Our students’ feedback and testimonials are integral to our continued success, as we value each student’s opinion and utilize information such as this to guide us in advancing our purpose.

Meet our students

Sociology and Ethnic Studies

“My time at NAU was a valuable experience. I learned what I wanted to do with my life and I encountered mentors that helped me down the path of finding my major. I also met people I could possibly build businesses with and began creating a future for myself”
– Jesse Brookins, Chula Vista, California

Public Relations and Advertising

“My greatest accomplishment in the past four years has been finding my passion in creative media and taking a semester abroad in the Netherlands to learn more about the world around me.”
– Emily Alimusa, Chandler, Arizona

Political Science

“I always say college is what you make of it and I’ve made it exactly my own. NAU has provided all the resources for me to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to me during my time here.”
– Alexander Granillo, Tucson, Arizona

Social Work

“Two of my greatest accomplishments during my time at NAU have been getting an internship at the hospital and being a student worker in the SBS Academic Advising Office. Both of my positions have allowed me to grow and expand my communication skills which will help me become a better social worker.”
– Alyson Carrizales, Phoenix, Arizona

Park Ranger Training Program

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Park Ranger Training Program is one of only a few nationally accredited programs that provide the training required to work as a seasonal park ranger in law enforcement in the National Park Service. Students learn first-hand, from experienced instructors, law enforcement work within the park system and go through outdoor training courses. In February, students went through a training on what to do during a vehicle accident involving an animal (pictured). “This is my dream career, and I like that we get hands-on experience in everything that we do.” SBS student, Stephanie Lowe, stated during the training.

Creative Media and Film with Bill Carter

Bill Carter is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Creative Media and Film in the School of Communications and he teaches several classes including Documentary Production, Screenwriting and Filmmaking techniques. He was also the director of the documentary film Miss Sarajevo, which won multiple awards such as the Golden Hugo Award. Bill literally is an assistant professor of practice due to the experience and success he gained as a writer, filmmaker and environmental activist around the world over the last decades. We recently interviewed his class CMF 336 – Documentary Production, pictured above, to find out what his students think about his class. These students stated unanimously that the best thing about this class was Bill Carter himself. He took the time to work individually with each student to develop the documentaries. Some comments from students included: “He is the best teacher I’ve had at NAU”, “He got the best out of me”, “I wish he would teach all my classes” and “He is a very hands-on teacher”.