The School of Education designs its graduate programs to prepare professional educators and educational leaders who have effective speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; knowledge of and appreciation for the humanities, the pure and social sciences and the arts; understanding of and appreciation for education and its role in developing intellectual and ethical values in a free and pluralistic society; the general and specialized professional knowledge base required of informed practitioners of the education profession; and the ability to apply knowledge and research effectively in the education profession.
The graduate education programs extend the baccalaureate foundation to address more advanced and specialized studies, expand certifications, and augment minor concentrations or new areas that increase the potential for professional contribution.
The School of Education has a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of excellence in preparing education graduates. As such, graduate studies programs focus on providing mastery of professional knowledge, attitudes and skills in focused course credits beyond the baccalaureate.
All NMU School of Education subject areas are approved by the Michigan Department of Education
Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504. All education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
International Student Requirements:
International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.