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NNU’s College of Education offers nationally accredited Educator Preparation Programs for everyone. Our undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs prepare students to enter a career in teaching, or enhance their current career in education. Regardless of your position or discipline, the College of Education has a program to empower you to excel in the field of Education.
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Advanced Educator Programs
NNU’s Educator Preparation Programs have consistently been ranked as #1 in Idaho, across the Northwest, and nationally by a multitude of organizations. Graduate and undergraduate programs regularly receive regional and national commendations, are recognized as a best value in education program, are cited for outstanding educator preparation, and for being a college of distinction.
The college is led by professors who have demonstrated excellence in the field of education, and are eager to share their knowledge and experience. Students receive practical, relevant instruction in preparation for success in the field of Education. In addition to courses, students participate in experiences that will create opportunities to practice and apply what is taught in courses.
The Graduate and Professional Programs are designed for working professionals. NNU has a variety of Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctoral programs which are fully online. Many graduate programs result in Idaho Standard Instructional, Principal, Director of Special Education, or Superintendent certifications. Additionally, the doctoral programs in Educational Leadership are a vital part of the cadre of offerings in Graduate Education. Alumni of the College of Education leave NNU called to serve, open to change, responsive to all, and empowered to succeed.
The complete list of programs, degrees, and licensure/endorsement opportunities in the College of Education may be found here.
The mission of the College of Education at Northwest Nazarene University is to be Christ-centered in our preparation of compassionate, successful leaders and educators who are called to serve, open to change, responsive to all, and empowered to succeed throughout the global community.
Northwest Nazarene University's education programs have maintained continuous accreditation through the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1967.
CAEP Annual Accreditation Report Measures
NCATE Approved Programs
Student Learning Outcomes for Advanced Educator Preparation Programs are aligned with CAEP and Idaho Education Standards.
The mission of the College of Education is operationalized in the Educator Preparation Programs through use of the Learner-Center Core conceptual framework. The conceptual framework guides curricular decisions within the college, and the elements are embraced and modeled within the college curriculum. The four elements of the Learner-Centered Core directly align with the Northwest Nazarene University values.
Faculty of Graduate Education, Program Director- M.Ed., Ed.S. / Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation; Ed.S. / Educational Leadership: Organizational Development
Director, Associate Professor, Special Education Program
Research and Writing Assistant for Grad Ed and Adjunct Professor for Language and Literature
Chair, Graduate Education
Associate Professor of Education
ACE Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Undergraduate Education; Program Director, ACE
Assistant Professor of Education
Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education
Program Coordinator, Graduate Education
Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Clinical Practice