Help is available from the Department of Educational Specialties when you need it
Northern Arizona University advisors will help you determine the courses to take as you work toward your degree in education. Many departments, like Educational Specialties, also have staff and faculty members available to assist with input to ensure your path to degree completion is on the right track. Whether you’re a new student, transfer student, online student, or continuing student, advising services are available to you.
First year students and undeclared students
Educational Specialties students, sophomore level and above
Find assistance in the welcoming, student-centered environment of the College of Education’s Office of Student Services.
NAU online and statewide campus students
Current NAU online and statewide campus students are encouraged to use NAU’s appointment planner to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor.
You will be emailed and sent a letter once accepted into the graduate program you applied for at the Educational Specialties Department. This communication will contain your assigned faculty advisor.
If you applied for a certification-bearing program, you will be assigned two advisors: an academic advisor to help you with admission requirements, class selection, course sequence, etc. and a faculty advisor that will be your professional advisor.
It is very important that students contact their advisor as soon as they are notified who that advisor is, and before the planned semester for beginning coursework. With that initial contact, the student and the advisor should complete a Program of Studies. For students in certification-bearing programs, work with your academic advisor to plan your courses and then send it to your faculty advisor to get the approval.
Non-degree seeking students
NAU advising materials
Want to know the course path that will help lead you in the right direction towards your degree? Use NAU’s progression plan tool as a guide.
Programs of study
Use Educational Specialties programs of study to guide your course selection in consultation with your advisor.