Special Education Learning Experiences for Competency in Teaching (SELECT) is a federally funded program sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education and offered through the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University. SELECT courses are recommended for special and general education teachers, administrators, related service personnel, paraeducators, and other interested individuals.
Certified school personnel can take SELECT classes for renewal hours. SELECT classes can be taken for university credit for those teachers or administrators who are required by their school districts to have official transcripts and for those who may need to transfer hours out of state (tuition and associated fees apply). The classes can also be taken for professional growth contact hours for free.
SELECT courses are graduate-level, asynchronous online classes with a weekly time commitment. We suggest limiting to two classes per session.
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Summer 2023 Information
Summer 2023 SELECT At-A-Glance Course Schedule
Summer 2023 Schedule Course Descriptions
Registration closes two weeks before classes begin
Register: Summer 2023 2nd 5-Week Session (July 10th- August 8th)
There are two ways to register for SELECT courses – for NAU Academic Credit (official transcript) OR Professional Growth (certificate of contact hours):
NAU academic credit
Please contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification Office if you have questions about renewal hours:
Contact AZ Department of Education Certification Office
Or visit online at Arizona Department of Education – Certification Unit
SELECT courses may not apply to a degree program without prior written approval from your academic advisor. In general, only one or two SELECT classes can be used as elective requirements for a degree program at NAU.
SELECT courses are taught online and are worth three (3) academic credit hours or up to forty-five (45) contact hours. SELECT courses are graduate level classes.
We recommend viewing our Enrollment Guidelines prior to enrolling in SELECT courses.
If you would like to be added to our student listserv, please email SELECT@nau.edu.
Please note whether you are interested in NAU academic credit or professional growth.