education specialist degree

Go beyond a master's degree. An education specialist degree from Northwest Nazarene University advances the academic preparation and teaching skills of experienced classroom teachers and instructional leaders. From a university with a century-long legacy of teaching and learning, NNU offers educational leaders  the opportunity to seek education beyond the master's level with these education specialist degrees:

Learner-centered core

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 and Education Specialist degrees offered at NNU are 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 Master's of Education and Education Specialist degree programs foster the development of the following 10 guiding principals 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