Northern Arizona University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Bilingual and Multicultural Education-Bilingual Human Relations
Career and Technical Education Mathematics Education
Early Childhood Education Science Teaching
Educational Leadership-Community College Teaching Science with Certification
Educational Technology Bilingual and Multicultural Education-ESL
Elementary Education - Continuing Professional Emphasis
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Northern Arizona University is a leader in online learning, offering convenient degree programs that meet Arizona’s growing need for teachers and public administrators. NAU offers a variety of master of education programs including Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Career and Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, and Human Relations. About 35 percent of NAU students earn degrees online or in their communities.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 11
Concentrations offered
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Educational Administration and Supervision Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Special Education and Teaching Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 96


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 90 full-time; 108 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 57
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 16
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree N/A

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