NCATE Accreditation

NCATE Accredited

Teaching And Learning

The Fischler College of Education is no longer accepting new applicants for this program.

The M.S. in Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning focuses on training educators to conduct an effective learning environment in the classroom. This specialization provides educators with skills for classroom management, assessment, and curriculum development, as well as in-depth study of the effects of psychology, culture, and society on learning. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education.

  • Completed admission application packet, including $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University;
  • Official transcripts indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average required) or the completion of one of the alternative admission requirements;
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.

CORE COURSES (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
RED 550 Foundations of Reading for Content Area Teachers 3
EDU 502 Psychological Foundations in Education 3
EDU 503 Classroom Management and Organization 3
CUR 526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
CUR 591 Assessment and Evaluation 3
APR 650 Educational Field Based Project 3

Students taking any of the Florida State-Approved Endorsement tracks (Gifted Education, Reading Education, or TESOL) must also complete the following course:

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CUR 506 Curriculum and Instruction 3
Select one of the Endorsement Areas (15 credits) or Directed Content Course Sequences (18 credits)

GIFTED EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 550 Introduction to Nature and Needs of the Gifted 3
EDU 551 Educational Procedures for the Gifted 3
EDU 555 Seminar for Guidance of the Gifted Children 3
EP 5282 Educating Special Populations of Gifted Students 3
EP 5281 Developing Creativity in Gifted Students 3

READING EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
RED 570 Foundations of Reading Theory and Practice 3
RED 575 Contemporary Foundations of Reading Research Perspective 3
RED 554 Assessment in Reading 3
RED 555 Supervised Reading Practicum I Individual Remediation 3
RED 587 Supervised Reading Practicum II Group Remediation 3

TESOL ENDORSEMENT (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
TSOL 569 Methodology of TESOL 3
TSOL 515 Curriculum Development for TESOL 3
TSOL 562 Cultural and Cross-Cultural Studies 3
TSOL 567 Applied Linguistics 3
TSOL 547 Testing and Evaluation in TESOL 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CSE 501 Computing Resources for Teachers 3
CSE 505 Computer Applications for Teachers 3
CSE 510 Instructional Applications of Technology Introduction to Programming Concepts 3
CSE 517 Web Applications for Computer Science Education 3
CSE 525 Introduction to Structured Programming for Computer Science Educators 3
CSE 515 Methods of Teaching Computer Science K-12 3

ENGLISH EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
ENG 600 Recent Directions in Oral Communications 3
ENG 615 Recent Directions in Expository Writing 3
ENG 635 Recent Directions in Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 645 Recent Directions in Literary Analysis 3
ENG 665 Many Voices in Contemporary World Literature 3
ENG 521 Methods of Teaching Middle School and Secondary English 3

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
MAT 504 Algebra in Secondary Schools 3
MAT 506 Strategies for Teaching Calculus 3
MAT 507 Linear and Abstract Algebra for Teachers 3
MAT 508 Conquering the Teaching of Calculus 3
MAT 509 Learning and Teaching Geometry in the K-12 Classrooms 3
MAT 522 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Mathematics 3

SCIENCE EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
SCI 600 Foundations of Physical Science for Teachers 3
SCI 601 Inquiry-Based Space Science for Teachers 3
SCI 603 Teaching Inquiry-Based Life Science 3
SCI 604 Teaching Chemistry An Activity-Based Study of Matter and Energy 3
SCI 605 Interdisciplinary Earth Science for Teachers 3
SCI 523 Methods in Science Education 3

SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
SST 616 Sociological Perspectives in our Multicultural Society 3
SST 622 Consent of the Governed American Government 3
SST 623 American History I in the Middle and Secondary Curriculum 3
SST 627 World History I in 5-12 Curriculum 3
SST 630 Contemporary Social Problems and Issues 3
SST 524 Methods for Teaching Social Studies 3

SPANISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION DIRECT CONTENT COURSE SEQUENCE (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
LANG 530 Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3
LANG 531 Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3
LANG 550 Spanish Linguistics for Teachers 3
LANG 561 Representative Spanish Authors 3
LANG 556 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 3
LANG 581 Foreign Language Methods 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

Coursework for the teaching and learning specialization is conducted entirely online. This approach allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. This distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The field-based project is one of many practical applications included in the teaching and learning specialization. This culminating experience is the final step in the completion of the program. The purpose of the field-based project is to engage the candidate in a problem-solving experience designed to improve or enhance an educational situation. The process is systematic and involves submission of a formal practicum proposal; active participation, implementation, and/or research; evaluation of the activities; and submission of a final portfolio.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework;
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Successful completion of the field-based project;
  • Completed application for degree.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

Nevada Endorsement, Autism K-12

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.