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Concordia - Portland

Concordia University – Portland  has been educating teachers for over 100 years. Our online Master of Education programs can be completed in just one year, and include 14 concentrations to choose from. Our graduation rate of over 85% is one of the highest, while our faculty-to-student ratio of 1-to-15 is one of the lowest. We were recently named one of the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report. 

Benefits to NVUSD Employees:

  • Master of Education students will receive:  A $4,000 Educator Scholarship
  • Doctorate of Education students will receive:  A $10,000 District Educator Dean’s Grant

Learn more by visiting or by calling us at 1-800-239-1722.


Brandman University


1) Master Degree in Teaching with a SS or MS Credential Or Stand Alone MS or SS Credentials - MAT/SS/MS Scholarships valued up to $7,200 - ($150 per credit scholarship towards tuition… total value depends upon program chosen.) - Classes begin May 5, 2014 -Only a limited quantity of these scholarships will be released.  Application due ASAP for scholarship consideration.  Apply here to be considered for the scholarship – application is FREE!  

2) Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Up to a $5,200 Scholarship - Information/Application Session - March 11th  or April 8th

- 5:30 – 7pm Application deadline for scholarship is May 1st - Apply here to be considered for the scholarship – application is FREE!

Barbara Bartels, MBA, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Community Relations, Strategic Business Development Department  

T 925.930.2012  F 925.930.2001 C 925.457.3212


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NVC is a two year institution offering a wide range of courses and programs  designed to upgrade job skills or prepare students for new careers. Visit our website for a complete list of degrees and certificates. We also offer outstanding vocational programs in Viticulture and Winery Technology, Photography, Welding, Machine Tool Technology, Digital Design Graphics and Health Occupations such as Associate Degree in Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Psychiatric Technician, Respiratory Care, EMT and Paramedic as well as a Criminal Justice Training Center. We have a Hospitality and Tourism Management Program and the Napa Valley Cooking School which is located at the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena. 

CONTACT: Admissions and Records office for application information and registration at (707) 256-7200 or online.


Touro University




Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education offers 7 Master of Arts in Education options, as well as single subject, multiple subject, educational specialist (SPED), and administrative services credential programs. We also offer an online Master of Education degree in Innovative Learning. Our main campus is located on Mare Island in Vallejo. Our programs are designed to empower educators "To Serve, to Lead, to Teach” and provide personal attention and an innovative, research-based educational experience.  Visit us online

BENEFIT TO NVUSD EMPLOYEES:  Touro University California partners with the NapaLearns Foundation to offer tuition grants to local educators who pursue their MAEd degree in Educational Technology. Classes are held locally on NVUSD campuses.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Dr. Pamela Redmond, Program Chair, Graduate Studies, 707-638-5452 -


Grand Canyon University


Grand Canyon University offers 100% online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to Napa Valley Unified School District employees at a reduced tuition rate. Through our partnership, all NVUSD employees receive a 10% tuition reduction. Contacts are below to learn more about Grand Canyon University’s program offerings for teachers and administrators.

LOCAL CONTACT: Tyson Surls, University Development Representative - 916.792.3490 –
Main University Website                         Request more information


Lesley University



For more than 100 years, Lesley University has been helping educators to improve every aspect of teaching and learning that impacts student performance. We offer 100% online master's degree and certificate programs, low-residency options and deliver the unique Integrated Teaching Through the Arts M.Ed. program in both San Francisco and San Ramon in a convenient weekend format.  More information

Benefit for NVUSD:  Application fee waiver for all NVUSD teachers who enroll in a Lesley program 


Concordia University Irvine 



Concordia University Irvine has a strong reputation as a progressive educational institution.  Using the cohort model and creating a caring and connecting environment, Concordia’s classes are engaging and relevant for students in the digital age.  Taught by practitioners with real world experience, classes are small, focusing on critical thinking, honing problem-solving skills, and being pertinent with today’s evolving societal expectations. Concordia believes in helping teachers become transformative professionals who impact their students, school districts, and communities.   

 Visit our website for more information