Department of Educational Specialties
For those who are passionate about preparing all students for success
The Department of Educational Specialties prepares educators for excellence in teaching with diverse student populations in diverse learning environments.
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Diné Language Teachers Project
The Diné Dual Language Teachers Professional Development Project works with teachers with proficiency in the Diné language and high academic achievement to meet licensing requirements for teachers who work in language instruction education programs.
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 the requirements for licensure in your state.
Graduate Student Departmental Scholarship Opportunities
Every spring the Educational Specialties department has a limited number of graduate assistantships and tuition waivers available for qualifying students. Check the Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Waiver page for more information on these and other financial assistance opportunities.
Congrats to Positive Behavior Support
Our Positive Behavior Support Graduate Certificate has ranked among the “40 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Online Programs 2020”
Congrats to Ed Tech
Our Educational Technology program ranked among “The Best Online Master’s in Adult Education/Learning Degree Programs”
NABE Journal of Research & Practice
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