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Elementary Education - Continuing Professional, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
This program offers advanced courses in teaching methods, curriculum, and related areas and is appropriate if you wish to enhance your teaching skills for grades K-8. This plan is not intended to provide grades K-8 teacher certification nor does it provide an institutional recommendation for teacher certification.


What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Elementary Education - Continuing Professional?

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.

Here, you’ll focus on curriculum design and development, teaching methods, and application of strategies in your classroom that will help you reach all your students. Please note that this degree program does not lead to state certification in Arizona.


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Your success

To ensure your future success, we are committed to placing the needs of you, the learner, at the center of everything we do. Our distinguished professors are committed not only to teaching you, but serving as mentors and working with you as well. Here, hands-on learning and the opportunities for research and creative pursuits are available to you, even as an undergraduate.

Distance education

It’s important to us to provide all qualified students with access to higher education. Through The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona, you can earn a degree at over 30 statewide sites and online.


Celebrating and promoting diversity is a cornerstone of the university. To help broaden your university experience, we sponsor a variety of international opportunities and multicultural events. We welcome nearly 1,000 international students to our campus each year, representing more than 60 countries worldwide.

We promote inclusion throughout your entire university curriculum. Additionally, we create opportunities for all diverse groups to share their perspectives and knowledge—so all students receive a rich learning experience. Together, we build a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate where all backgrounds are respected.

All students are encouraged to participate in our wide array of student clubs and organizations that foster diverse interests.


Fairness and honesty aren’t only traits of an admirable person—they are also traits of admirable organizations. We strive for just that, and are committed to transparency and accountability—to fairness and honesty—in everything we do. All of our latest facts and statistics can be found at the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Human Development
  • Educational Psychology Applied to Learning
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Foundations of Education Law
  • Comparative Education
  • International Education
  • Educational Sociology
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Advanced Children's Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

Admission Requirements:
  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
  • 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

Individual program admission requirements include:

  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card
  • Teaching certificate (if the applicant has one)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    755 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 755 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    345 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 345 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

* Tuition Fee per Credit Hour


Scholarships available for international students at Northern Arizona University:

  • New International Student Presidential Scholarship
  • Continuing International Student Presidential Scholarship
  • Vice Provost for International Education Service Award
  • Indonesian Student Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • Khursheed Fatima Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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