Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Student Affairs

The mission of Student Affairs is to support all students in building community, optimizing wellness, and pursuing their academic/career purpose through inclusive environments, programs, and services created by dedicated and skilled educators.

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Student services

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Students resources

Learning and development

The Student Affairs framework for student learning and development identifies desired outcomes of our work with students and helps our team members develop program objectives, uniting theory with practice. Each of the primary domains in this framework is outlined briefly below. With these learning and development outcomes in mind, our Student Affairs team members are ready to support students on their journey through college, from day one to graduation!


Community is a set of relationships within which members feel a sense of belonging, feel they matter, and are honored for their authentic selves. Students will:

  • understand the value of building meaningful social and cultural connections
  • discover resources to further develop identity and build networks
  • acknowledge and appreciate diverse identities and viewpoints
  • create and advocate for inclusive communities
  • intentionally contribute time and talent to achieve meaningful community impact
  • understand how behaviors and choices impact others


Wellness is an optimal and dynamic state of physical and mental health that allows students to achieve their full potential through active choices and access to resources. Students will:

  • become familiar with dimensions of wellness
  • establish personalized and culturally informed goals to enhance wellness
  • successfully access health care by understanding related terminology, policies, and systems
  • understand the impact that equity and access have on health and wellness
  • recognize the connection between healthy habits and academic success
  • identify and utilize campus resources for managing overall health
  • discover and apply skills for reducing stress, eating healthy, and cultivating resilience

Academic & Career Purpose

Academic & Career Purpose is a sense of meaning aligned with interests, values, skills, educational goals, and professional aspirations. Students will:

  • identify academic and career goals
  • explore diverse ideas, perspectives, and values to enhance self-awareness and educational purpose
  • identify gaps in academic knowledge, experience, and skills, and seek opportunities and resources to address them
  • connect curricular and co-curricular experiences with academic and career aspirations
  • successfully navigate our academic environment, through understanding university terminology, policies, and systems
  • cultivate self-regulating academic behaviors
  • create meaningful mentorship and professional networks to enhance college experiences and career opportunities
  • advance workforce readiness through fostering career competencies

Programs and services

Northern Arizona University’s focus on the complete student learning experience is a hallmark of an NAU degree. With a vast array of support services that help students succeed academically, personally, and professionally, NAU is deeply committed to its longstanding tradition of individual growth and development.

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