Master of Education in Career and Technical Education Admissions
MEd in CTE Applications are accepted year round and only
When you apply to the Masters in CTE program you will immediately
be accepted in a "pre plan" status that will allow you to register
for classes for one semester.
Once you have a complete application file (see below for
more information) your admission will be processed prior to the end of the
semester. MED CTE applications are
processed twice per semester (approximately Aug, Nov, Jan, and May).
To be admitted, you must:
a Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
to the university’s Graduate College, including submission of official
transcripts from all prior institutions of higher education
the CTE Masters application (including the 500-word personal philosophy of
career and technical education), which is part of the online Graduate
Complete the following steps:
to the Graduate College:
Old Main/Ashurst, Northern Arizona University Box 4125, 928-523-4348, and
have official copies of all your transcripts sent to that office. Only online applications are accepted.
You need to indicate that the degree you are seeking is a Master’s in
Education and your major is Career and Technical Education. Select
that you will be a distance education (online) student.
If you had previously been admitted
to the Graduate College as a non-degree seeking student or into a different
program, you need to reapply to the CTE program.
If you are changing from non-degree
seeking to degree-seeking you will need to submit official transcripts from
This must be done before you register
for more than nine hours or you are at risk of additional hours not counting
towards your degree.
the Program of Study (PDF)
which outlines the required coursework for the degree. Formal
advising is not required for the degree, and advising holds are not placed
on graduate student accounts.
Please note that any deviations or
substitutions must be approved by your adviser in advance of taking the class
or the class may not be accepted towards graduation requirements.
admission (into preplan status) you will be assigned Dr. Roberts as an
adviser. Advising is usually done via email or telephone. He
can be reached at Mike.Roberts@nau.edu
or 928-523-9408. Advising is not required at the graduate level, and
holds are not placed on student accounts.
appropriate, complete a Petition for Transfer Credit form and have it reviewed/approved by your
CTE adviser. Your adviser must approve all transfer credit.
In addition, transfer credits must
also be approved by the department chair and the graduate college. A
maximum of nine hours of transfer credit may be granted if the
"Regulations Governing Transfer Credit" are met.
need to be admitted as a degree-seeking student before you complete more
than nine graduate credit hours. If you are not, the credits may not
apply towards graduation.
- An Application
for Graduation, obtained from the Graduate Studies Office or the Office of
Admission and Records, should be completed at the beginning of the semester you
expect to graduate (not sooner). If you are in the extended coursework
option you will schedule your exit oral exam for that same semester.