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Department of Educational Leadership at NAU
Educational leaders creating tomorrow’s opportunities
Our programs prepare competent and committed professionals who will make positive differences for children, young adults, and others in school.
Northern Arizona University’s Department of Educational Leadership offers:
- undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Foundations – these serve pre-service and in-service educators and individuals interested in examining schools as sociocultural institutions
- graduate degree programs in Educational Leadership at both the master’s and doctoral levels
- non-degree certification programs leading to state certification as a principal or superintendent in public schools
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In-state tuition for certain out-of-state students
Several Educational Leadership degree programs are now part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
Through the WRGP, funding is available for certain out-of-state students to earn their degree at in-state tuition rates. Find out which Educational Leadership programs qualify.
Non-resident professional licensure information
If you are not a resident of Arizona, and you are taking an online course or program leading to professional licensure, NAU cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. Please check with the appropriate licensing board in your state to determine whether the course or program meets requirements for licensure in your state.
Benefits of our programs
- the first and only university in Arizona with NCATE accreditation
- convenience, ease, and flexibility of course delivery
- high pass rates that lead to successful careers
- issuance of an institutional recommendation upon completion of a certification program
- professors that are practicing school leaders
- rigorous program that combines theory and practice
Jannette Bressler, COE Educational Leadership alumna received the Outstanding Master’s Student Honor by the Arizona Professors of Educational Leadership
Jannette Bressler received the Outstanding Master’s Student Honor by the Arizona Professors of Educational Leadership on April 29 in Phoenix. Bressler said she didn’t even know she was nominated. In December, she completed her internship and credentials for principal certification, and she was contacted by Dr. Frank Davidson of Northern Arizona University and he informed her that she was nominated for the honor. Professors throughout the state, including professors from Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Grand…
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Spotlights Fall 2021
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate Council for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Issues is 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. Ijeoma Ononuju, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Leadership in the College of…
Educational Leadership professor discusses importance of K-12 leadership in inaugural statewide Great Leader, Great Schools summit
Northern Arizona University education associate professor Michael Schwanenberger was an invited expert in a statewide summit aimed at supporting K-12 leaders, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the long-term. Read more here from NAU News.
NAU, Chair Academy partner to develop next generation of higher education leaders
A need to develop leaders who can navigate the fast-changing landscape of higher education has led to a new partnership between Northern Arizona University and The Chair Academy, a Mesa Community College-based organization that offers leadership development programs for college and university faculty and administrators. Under the partnership agreement, participants who complete The Chair Academy’s Foundation Academy Program can apply the credits to a graduate certificate or a master’s degree in community college and higher education leadership at NAU. The partnership brings together…
State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make? (Explore the Data)
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention. Read More Source: Education Week