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Learner-centered core

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Northwest Nazarene University believes that learner-centered teachers have accepted the call to make a positive difference in the lives of students through teaching and relationships. Learner-centered teachers see their profession as not just a job, but a ministry that requires the full engagement of heart, mind, and soul. The Master's of Education offered at NNU is for life-long learners who work to improve the quality of life for K-12 students.

As a result of completing this program, graduates will be able to contribute to promoting citizenship and a democratic society. They will have expertise in professional knowledge and skills that contribute to their profession, and possess a perspective of the historical and philosophical purposes of schools. The program fosters the development of the following 10 guiding principles that form the foundation of all graduate education programs at NNU:

  • Leadership
  • Change and Change Management
  • Group and Interpersonal Skills
  • Democratic and Interpersonal Skills
  • Action Research
  • Curriculum and Instruction Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Criticial Thinking Skills
  • Community Involvement
  • Continuous Assessment and Reflection