Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Studying in Arizona: The statewide student experience

Would you prefer to read our Arizona experience page in Spanish? See NAU está en todo Arizona in Spanish for more.

Convenience. Affordability. Community.

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We have locations across Arizona to meet your needs, whether you are going to college while working full-time or wanting to stay close to family. Our transfer programs allow you to start at your community college and finish your degree at NAU offering an affordable degree path.

Wherever you study from, we offer robust undergraduate- and graduate-level degrees and certificate programs to help you accomplish any goal.

“It was refreshing to walk onto the Phoenix Bioscience Core and see such cutting-edge technology. The library! The classrooms! The laboratory spaces! I could feel the drive and the passion of the occupational therapy class. I knew right then and there that NAU was the place for me. ”
– Christopher Taylor, DOT Occupational Therapy, ’19, Phoenix Bioscience Core
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Northern Arizona University 
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Diversity at NAU 
25% of Flagstaff campus students and 78% of NAU–Yuma students are Hispanic.
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“I plan to come back to the Reservation and teach here because that’s something that wasn’t available to me as I was growing up. I want to be able to give other youth that experience because music is just a great outlet.”
– Sage Bond, Music major with a minor in Psychological Sciences, Diné College

What to expect from your statewide experience

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  • You will start classes at the same time with a group of students—your cohort—allowing you to make connections with others who have the same interests as you.
  • Instruction by dedicated faculty who are experts in their field.
  • Hybrid delivery of in-person and online instruction.

Flexible options

“I’m part of the Mesa Community College cohort, so I’m able to take NAU classes while remaining in my residence here in the East Valley. I come from a diverse, multi-lingual family, many of whom are from Mexico and Central America. Being a product of so many diverse cultures and experiences, I have a unique advantage when it comes to being empathetic to the cultural diversity represented in our youth today. I don’t know that I would have been able to continue my education at this point in my life—being in my thirties—if it were not for the Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship.”
– Ixchel Christine Orellana, Elementary Education major, Mesa Community College