Northern's Jazz Pedagogy Certificate provides instrumental and vocal music education students with the necessary knowledge and skills to cultivate a jazz curriculum as future professional music educators. The certificate will enable you to oversee all aspects of K-12 jazz education, including the teaching of beginning jazz improvisation; applying appropriate rehearsal techniques to small and large group jazz ensembles; selecting suitable repertoire for these groups; and providing an overview of jazz appreciation, history and styles.
Northern’s Masters of Science in Education in Leadership and Administration is a flexible and affordable degree that is entirely online and will develop your leadership abilities. It's a state-approved program for principal preparation, complying with SDCL 24:53:08:02. Through Northern’s master’s in Leadership and Administration, candidates gain the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills - identified in National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) building-level standards - to serve as a principal at the P-12 level.
A management bachelor's degree from Northern will prepare you to lead, problem-solve, plan, evaluate, advise, and organize within the dynamic profession of business management.
Northern offers four business management emphases to help you achieve your personal career goals:
A management information systems bachelor's degree from Northern will give you a strong background in enterprise systems and robust technology skills. Through classroom lectures and hand-on information systems projects, you’ll study all aspects of technical and managerial areas in MIS:
With NSU’s marketing major, offered online and on campus, you’ll gain an edge by learning to stay on top of trends and technology; and how social media, search, video, and analytics work in the marketing mix.
As an NSU marketing student, you’ll develop and polish skills in interpersonal communication, writing, critical thinking, analytics, project management, creativity and expression, negotiation, and technology. You’ll also master product, distribution, pricing, promotional activity and managing customer relationships.
NSU math courses foster the ability to ask questions and learn valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Northern's math major prepares you for graduate-level study in mathematics and employment in fields such as engineering, information technology, physics, the medical profession, financial analysis, banking and government.
NSU's B.S.Ed. degree in math education will prepare you to teach secondary school math or for graduate-level study in mathematics. At NSU, math education students take the same core math classes as general math majors - building an especially strong foundation in mathematics for teaching.
NSU offers math education students multiple field experiences to help ease you into teacher mode:
Accounting Minor (available online)
An accounting minor will help you develop the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to manage financial transactions and prepare financial reports.
NSU is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). As a music major at Northern, you'll get individual attention from our renowned music faculty members who will help you develop your fullest potential.
As an NSU music education major, you can learn to:
- Teach music to K-12 students
- Perform and create music, and
- Develop students’ understanding and appreciation of the art of music.
The instrumental emphasis is for you if you’d like to teach K-12 instrumental music and supervise school music programs. You’ll be encouraged to take vocal courses to strengthen your musicianship.