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  • 12 months
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No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an elementary educator, you’ll help shape the character—and future—of every child in your classroom. It’s a big responsibility. The Elementary Education - Certification program at Northern Arizona University will prepare you to succeed.

About

The Elementary Education - Certification program at Northern Arizona University will help you enhance your teaching skills in K-8 education. You’ll complete advanced courses in teaching methods and curriculum. You also have the option to pursue the Reading Specialist Endorsement, either separately or as part of your degree program.

Career

No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an elementary educator, you’ll help shape the character—and future—of every child in your classroom. It’s a big responsibility. Our elementary education program will prepare you to succeed.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy L: Developmental Literacy, Evidenced-based Practices, & Language Arts In Elementary School
  • Graduate Mathematics And Evidenced Practices Grades 1-8
  • Graduate Social Studies And Evidence-based Practices In Elementary School
  • Cultural Foundations Of Education
  • Educational Psychology Applied To Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
  • ENG 105 (or equivalent)  with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0 
  • College Algebra or an approved math course with a minimum grade of C
  • One lab science course with a grade of C.
  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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