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The MEd Elementary Education degree program at Northern Arizona University provides students with the necessary framework for augmenting knowledge and skills related top teaching K through 8th grades.  


This MEd Elementary Education degree program at Northern Arizona University offers students, typically practicing teachers, the opportunity to enhance their content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge emphasizing current research. Students have the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, educational foundations, and educational research. 

Additionally, students choose from three available emphasis areas: Continuing Professional, Elementary National Board Certification Preparation (NBCT), and Reading (K-8).  Students who pursue the Continuing Education track will complete a research project as part of a graduate seminar or a thesis focused on a selected topic. 

Students who choose the Reading K-8 emphasis will be qualified for a K-8 Reading Endorsement through the Arizona Department of Education. Students who choose the NBCT track prepare for the rigorous process of National Board Certification, an advanced teaching credential.


If you’re craving interaction with fellow teachers and mentors in Elementary Education, consider taking coursework for continuing professionals. In the master’s program, you’ll advance your skills in K-8 education and emerge with the promise that you’ll be even more adept at shaping the character and future of all the children in your classroom.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations on Reading Instruction
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Foundations Of Education Law
  • Introduction To Statistics
  • Questioning Strategies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card
  • Teaching certificate (if the applicant has one)

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

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    3450 USD/semester
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  • National

    3450 USD/semester
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