Professional Education Programs Leading to Licensure
NAU’s Professional Education Programs (PEP) consists of 24 undergraduate and graduate programs across four colleges, that prepare teachers and school leaders, counselors, and psychologists. There were 2,018 candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs during Fall 2021 and 521 graduates in AY 2020-2021. There were 356 students enrolled in advanced programs in Fall 2021 and 266 graduates in AY 2020-2021. In 2017, NAU earned Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation. PEP manages student teaching placements and ensures candidates meet outlined expectations for the student teaching course. PEP oversees the quality assurance system established to collect and monitor assessment data as well as the accreditation and state approval processes and reporting for education programs leading to licensure in Arizona. PEP also manages the Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU Scholarship & Program, designed to support recruitment and retention of teachers for Arizona’s public schools.
PEP is here to help!
To support the health of NAU’s campuses and communities, we encourage the recommended practice of social distancing by communicating via email and phone with our staff. You can do this by:
- Emailing our office at PEPAdministration@nau.edu
- Calling our Flagstaff office at 928-523-7246
- Calling our South Mountain Campus office at 928 523-0358
We are also happy to meet with you via Zoom. Please contact us via email or phone to set-up an appointment.