Suzy Natividad, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Suzy Natividad has been teaching for 19 years in public education and 15 years at the university level. She was an advanced certified facilitator with the University of Phoenix for 11 years and is currently an associate professor at Southern New Hampshire University, Grand Canyon University, and Park University. During her tenure with the University of Phoenix, she was named Faculty of the Year in 2008. She taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in the Teacher Certification Program for the College of Education and undergraduate courses for the College of Humanities. Additionally, she participated in many focus groups and collaborated with faculty across the country to develop, write, and review curriculum for the University of Phoenix College of Education. In September 2015, she presented at a National ECET2 Conference in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Natividad describes herself as a devout, zealous educator and lifelong learner.

Education

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership
    University of Phoenix
  • Master's in Education
    University of Phoenix
  • Degree in Business Administration
    University of Phoenix

Research Interests

  • Higher education curriculum development
  • Pre-service teacher training

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training will prepare you to teach and train adults to advance their careers. Focusing on learning technology tools, you’ll learn to identify adult learning needs, develop training materials for adult learners, and assess adult training efficacy to meet career advancement or workforce development goals.

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M.Ed. in Advanced Studies Master of Education

This program is designed to help those wanting to teach at the secondary or college level meet education requirements. With more than 10 majors and more than five Focus of Study areas, it allows you to obtain 18-credit hours in the area of your choosing.

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M.Ed. in Biology Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in Biology Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of biology, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Develop and understand how biology can be taught through different perspectives that encourage real-world applications, effective problem solving and relationship building. 

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M.Ed. in Chemistry Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in Chemistry Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of chemistry, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Develop and understand how chemistry can be taught through different perspectives that encourage real-world applications, effective problem solving and using scientific thought to examine the forces acting on matter.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

19

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.

34

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Florida Licensure Master of Education

The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.

34

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M.Ed. in Educational Technology Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

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M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual program addresses the needs of teachers who are interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. It is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.

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M.Ed. in English Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in English Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of English and literature, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Understand the nuances that come with different literary forms and media. Examine the crossovers of literature, comprehension and communication within both traditional and emerging contexts. Learn how to strengthen the connection between reading and writing to help your students develop strong literacy skills.

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M.Ed. in History Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in History Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of history, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Delve into the major tenets of historical understanding by examining perspectives across time, diverse populations and geography. Cultivate critical thinking to help your students identify rationale and patterns rooted in political, cultural, social or ideological views. Be a model of using historical content to solve today’s real-world problems.

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M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education

This program will help K-12 educators enhance their curriculum in order to improve student performance, close achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future workplace. You will learn how to utilize technology, collaborative environments, and other integrated resources to foster high levels of student achievement and performance.

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M.Ed. in Mathematics Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of mathematics, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Using a discovery model, you’ll learn to identify problems in curricula and make effective adjustments through data, testing and predictive modeling. Gain a comprehensive understanding of mathematics through the integration of core mathematical concepts with culture and practicality.

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M.Ed. in Science Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in Social Science Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of social science, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Delve into the range of issues related to human interaction within society by exploring sociology, psychology and human development. Understand the theories and standards that shape our current understanding of human engagement and use that foundation to identify the patterns that could affect future ways of thinking.

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M.Ed. in Social Science Education Master of Education

Now more than ever, we need educators like you. Our fully online M.Ed. in Social Science Education is designed to help you acquire advanced knowledge in the field of social science, so you can teach at the secondary or college level. Delve into the range of issues related to human interaction within society by exploring sociology, psychology and human development. Understand the theories and standards that shape our current understanding of human engagement and use that foundation to identify the patterns that could affect future ways of thinking.

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M.Ed. in Special Education Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Special Education provides educators with the background to support students with exceptionalities in P-12 settings. The courses provide students with evidence-based methods to develop curriculum, design learning environments, and enhance instructional strategies and guidance techniques to support the diverse learning needs of students. The coursework is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of research-based methods to meet the needs of students with special needs in current educational settings. This degree is a non-licensure program but can lead to endorsements in specific states

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M.Ed. in STEM Education Master of Education

This program will help you empower students to think like scientists. It was designed in conjunction with The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and Accelerate Learning and offers a holistic overview of historical and current issues impacting integrated science education while cultivating research-based strategies to improve student learning.

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

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M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners Master of Education

English language learners are the fastest growing student population and educators need specialized training to work with them effectively. This program is built to help teachers reach these students, bridge cultural gaps, and differentiate their curriculum according to individual student needs.

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Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program instructs aspiring school administrators in current scientific research, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Students are empowered to maximize school effectiveness and improve supervision and leadership skills in diverse P-12 school settings. Students will develop the strategies required to lead for learning, including creating a school-wide vision and using data to inform decision-making. The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.

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M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching degree is designed for those who want to be elementary teachers but have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields. By building a solid foundation in elementary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career of working with young learners.

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M.A. in Secondary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields but want to be teachers at the secondary level. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

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Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate

This certificate was designed for current K-12 teachers who are interested in working with English language learners. Throughout your coursework, you will get strategies for supporting students as they learn English.

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Certificate in Principal Preparation Certificate

Designed for aspiring principals, directors or administrators, our fully online Certificate in Principal Preparation prepares you to become an education leader and earn your administrative or principal certification. You’ll engage with current scientific research, pedagogy and instructional technology while improving your supervision and leadership skills. Understand how to create an effective school-wide vision and use data to inform decision-making in P-12 school settings. Advance your career while maximizing your impact in the field of education.

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Certificate in Teaching English Learners Certificate

This program is designed to prepare educators to bridge cultural gaps and differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of the fastest growing student population: English language learners.

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Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate

This program is offered in Texas only. It is for educators who wish to become an assistant principal or principal and need the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) certification. It will prepare candidates for the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) licensure exam and ensure they are ready for school leadership.

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Micro-Credential Differentiated Instruction Micro-Credential

Building on classic concepts, the Differentiated Instruction micro-credential recognizes how the mental landscape of current learners has been shaped by multimedia, changing how they think and reason when learning. Key components of differentiated instruction are revisited in relation to how new literacies have influenced changes in learner needs. Integrating theory and practice, students create professional learning communities, establish approaches for learner collaboration, and explore current frameworks to deliver content and concepts to meet the wide range of learning needs. Throughout the coursework, students shift perspectives to view differentiation as a scholarly practitioner and academic leaders, shaping instruction to create educational opportunities for 21st century learners.

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Micro-Credential English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Micro-Credential

The English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education micro-credential provides students with information to work with second language learners in a variety of settings. This micro-credential provides content addressing key foundational theories and research-based strategies to support the educational or instructional needs of second language and bilingual learners.

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Micro-Credential in Curriculum and Instruction Micro-Credential

The Curriculum and Instruction micro-credential prepares students for a broad range of educational environments. Today’s learning environments require an understanding of critical aspects of curriculum design and instructional methods to support diverse learning needs. This micro-credential examines how learning standards, educational best practices and educational theory to support modern educational settings.

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Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education Micro-Credential

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Micro-Credential in Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Micro-Credential

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