Application For Admission

The applicant shall submit the following required materials for the appropriate program to the Adult and Professional Office or Graduate Education Office. In addition, the applicant will consult with the director of the appropriate Graduate Education program to develop a program plan.

All applicants to the programs are responsible for familiarity with Idaho Code Section 33-1208; no person convicted of a felony or who would otherwise be denied certification or have certification revoked under Idaho Code 33-1208, will be admitted to the Teacher Education programs.

Application for Admission - Adult and Professional Programs in Education

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Non-refundable application fee - $50.
  3. Official sealed transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who are familiar with the candidate’s academic and professional capabilities 

Application for Admission - M.Ed.

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Non-refundable application fee - $50.
  3. Official sealed transcript from university granting the qualifying degree.
  4. Personal essay to provide evidence of writing competency. (This requirement is waived for the Master's of Education Reading Online Program.)
  5. Copy of teaching, school counselor, or school psychologist certificate. This requirement is waived for the Master's of Education Reading Online Program and the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Program.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who are familiar with the candidate’s academic and professional capabilities.  (Only one letter required for M.Ed. Ed Leadership).
  7. For M.Ed. Ed Leadership:  One Educational Leadership Evaluation form completed by the applicant's current building administrator and sent directly to the NNU Graduate Education office.

Application for Admission - Ed.S.

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Non-refundable application fee - $50.
  3. Official sealed transcript from the university granting the qualifying degree.
  4. Personal essay to provide evidence of writing competency.
  5. Copy of teaching, school counselor, or school psychologist certificate.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues (a letter on file from the applicant's M.Ed. program may be used as one).
  7. One Educational Leadership Evaluation form completed by the applicant’s current district superintendent (or designee) and sent directly to the NNU Graduate Education office.

Application for Admission - Ed.D.

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Non-refundable application fee - $50.
  3. Official sealed transcript from the university granting the qualifying degree.
  4. Three letters of recommendation that provide evidence of scholarly abilities, aptitude for administration, and potential for successful completion of a doctoral program. At least two of these must be academic references, and at least one letter must be provided by a person familiar with the applicant's school experience. (Letters on file from the applicant's M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs may be used for two of the required letters.)
  5. One Educational Leadership Evaluation form completed by the applicant’s current district superintendent (or designee) and sent directly to the NNU Graduate Education office.
  6. A 3-5 page statement of purpose in which the applicant explains (a) her/his academic and professional interests, (b) the reasons behind selecting this particular program and Northwest Nazarene University, and (c) how this degree will impact her/his role in the educational community.
  7. A 10-15 page paper on an appropriate subject from the broad field of education that represents the applicant’s analytical and writing abilities. This paper may be a representative piece of the applicant’s previous work in another academic program.