Exploring the Profession
Education Degree Programs
Find out if NAU has a professional education degree program you’re interested in. Search our degrees.
Recent national rankings highlight NAU’s national reputation for excellence in academic programs, research and online education including:
- Top 100 – Best Online Master’s in Education programs (2021 U.S. News & World Report)
- #26 for its support of student veterans in Online Graduate Education Programs (2021 U.S. News & World Report)
- #12 for the best online schools in earning a MED in Early Childhood Education by Best Colleges (2020)
- #11 in most affordable Online Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education degree by College Choice (2020)
- #11 in the United States for the number of Latino students and students who identified belonging to two or more ethnic groups earning an undergraduate degree in education (Diverse Education.com, 2020)
- #3 in the United States for the number of Native American students earning a master’s degree in Education, and #10 for Native Americans earning a doctoral degree in education (Diverse Education.com, 2020)
Cost of attendance
Determine what your tuition and costs will be.
Review NAU’s Cost of Attendance web page that includes information for undergraduate and graduate students.
Student loan default rate
Access information about NAU’s three year Student Loan Default Rates through the Federal Student Aid website, select “Search Database” in the left side menu, enter NAU’s OPE-ID, 001082, and then click “Search.” At the next screen, click on “Northern Arizona University.”
Average teacher salaries
Become a Teacher in Arizona (Teach.com, n.d.)
The Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
Resources for future teachers
Arizona Department of Education
Review certification requirements.
Locate information about the profession including scholarship information and job postings.
American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) Educator Supply and Demand Report*
- 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 Executive Summary
- 2016-2017 Executive Summary
- 2015-2016 Executive Summary
*Note: Updated copies of the AAEE Educator Supply and Demand Report are available through the AAEE website.