Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Connect at NAU

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Create your best life

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Whether joining world-renowned faculty working in their laboratory, finding a friend to climb a mountain, or just asking a peer mentor for recommendations on a class, club, or coffee, you’re never alone at NAU.

We are built on a foundation of support, where access and success are available to all Lumberjacks.

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of NAU students are the first in their family to attend college
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Be your authentic self

Here at NAU, you’ll enjoy proven programs and resources that empower you to carry on more than 100 years of our traditions—and make them your own. We invite you to get involved, drawing strength from your community as you build a better tomorrow. No matter who you are, you’ll find the people and projects on campus that nourish you.

“I am a Latina (Guatemalan) professional woman who is proud of my Mayan Indigenous background. My own experiences taught me that diversity and inclusion matter. My goal is to provide an accessible classroom for students from all walks of life, try to be sensitive to my students’ needs and differences, and promote a classroom environment that helps students connect their own experiences to the topic at hand.”
– Claudia Rodas, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Specialties, College of Education, NAU–North Valley

It’s your turn to make a difference

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NAU makes an impact in Arizona and beyond through our groundbreaking research and innovation, involvement with local cultures, emphasis on sustainable practices, influential alumni, and more. When you are part of the NAU family, you engage with broader communities—and you make an impact too.

We support you from before you arrive on campus until you’re an alum so you can connect with your peers, your goals, and the world.

In hundreds of ways, NAU is a connected community—providing Arizona Teachers Academy scholarships for future educators, creating innovative ways to help students reach their goals where they are, and offering first-generation and undeclared student opportunities to be endless.

“My NAU experience has allowed me to think critically about my identity as a Diné womxn; it provided me with a community of fellow Native people to make me feel at home. I was able to relate to staff and students who looked like me. The Office of Indigenous Student Services has been a major support in giving me the guidance and encouragement that I needed.”
– Ernessa Yazzie, BSW Social Work, ’19, Flagstaff Campus
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“I’m not used to people being so friendly in India. At least from where I come from in Mumbai, it’s a city, and it’s a fast city. People don’t have time for you. But when I came to Flagstaff, I was like, wow, people randomly smile at you. People are so friendly. They care about you. Now, I cherish that.”
– Glen D'Silva, Mechanical Engineering PhD '23, Flagstaff Campus