Lead the Way in Education

Prepare for a career in the classroom and beyond with an education degree from Nova Southeastern University. Connect theory to practice through engaging instructional applications from supportive faculty who are experts in their fields.

Tailor your education to your needs and career goals with individualized concentrations and a flexible curriculum built around your schedule.

We’re preparing our students, no matter what level they’re in ... to be more aware of all the different trends occurring in the world today.

Dr. David B. Ross | Associate Professor

What Can You Do with a Degree in Education?

With a degree in education, your opportunities extend past the classroom. Become a changemaker as a teacher, administrator, counselor, curriculum writer, or nonprofit leader.

Specialize your degree to fit your needs and passions. If you’re more interested in working outside the classroom, an M.S. in Leadership will prepare you to better your organization through team-focused success strategies and research-based methods.

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Why Earn Your Education or Leadership Degree at NSU?

Specialized Education

Your education is tailored to your needs with specializations, ranging from computer science education to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Renowned Faculty

Excel in your program with faculty who are leaders in their fields and will guide you through hands-on learning opportunities.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Fischler College partners with several employers who offer their employees discounted tuition.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Learn how to make an impact from the pioneers in distance learning. Our online Ed.D. program is made for practitioners who want an interactive learning experience that they can apply to their careers. With several concentrations available, you can specialize your degree so it caters to your career goals.
Concentrations in the Education Department:
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Instructional Technology and Distance Education
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Reading
  • Education
  • Special Education 
  • Sports Leadership
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Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Whether you need recertification or are looking to take your career to the next level, the Educational Specialist program will give you the edge you need. Ed.S. degrees provide advanced subject knowledge and skills to advance in your educational career without the need for a dissertation.

This program is available for three different specializations and will help you become a true leader in your field. 

Popular areas include:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, Management and Administration

  • Educational Leadership

  • Mathematics Education

Courses are available entirely online.

Explore Master’s Degrees

NSU’s Department of Education offers a variety of online master’s degrees that prepare educators and leaders to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Master of Science in Education

Learn how to better your classroom or school with a research-based curriculum that promotes best practices and student-success outcomes. Specialize your degree for your desired career path and take the next step in your career.
Popular tracks include:
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Math Education

Courses are available online.

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Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Become a leader in education with a practice-based curriculum that promotes best practices and prepares you through virtual and hands-on experience. Customize your degree to your career needs with two different concentration paths: master’s degree and certification or master’s degree only.

Go on to have a rewarding career as a(n):

  • K-12 Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • District Administrator
  • Higher Education Instructor
  • Admissions Director

Courses are available online.

Master of Science in Leadership

Dive deep into your innate leadership abilities and learn how to apply them to achieve organizational team success. Gain the skills and experience needed to shape and motivate others to reach corporate, public sector, nonprofit, or higher education goals. 

With an M.S. in Leadership, build a rewarding career as a(n):

  • HR Manager and Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Management Consultant

Courses are available online.

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The Fischler Academy: Get Two Degrees and a Guaranteed Job Offer

Earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just four years and secure a guaranteed job offer through NSU’s prestigious teaching academy. 

Located at the Fort Lauderdale campus, The Fischler Academy offers a flexible learning experience for teaching in K-12 with individualized pathways in subjects like STEM or humanities. Apply what you learn through classroom experience and jump-start your career with a guaranteed job offer.

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Is Dual Admission Right For You?

If you know your career plans require graduate or professional school, why wait until you’re done with undergrad to plan for the future?

With NSU’s Dual Admission program, you’re reserved a seat in one of our graduate or professional programs while you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Learn About Dual Admission

Get an Edge in Education With These Unique Offerings

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Real-World Experience and Career Support

With field and professional experience built into your curriculum, you’ll be ready to transition into a successful career in your field.

The Office of Placement Services will assist teacher candidates in finding the best location for completing the field/clinical experiences needed for your degree.

The Center for Academic and Professional Success will connect you with your own academic and career Edge adviser. Your adviser will help you with picking the best classes for your field of interest as well as finding internship and job opportunities.

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Fit Your Studies into Your Busy Schedule

Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered completely online. NSU’s flexible approach to learning gives you a first-rate education that fits your schedule. You’ll have time for all of the things that are important to you while you reach your career goals.

About the Online Experience

Become Part of an Engaged, Supportive Community

Whether you’re online or on campus, connect with your peers and school community through clubs and organizations. NSU’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice houses a variety of honor societies and student organizations that correlate with your studies and interests.

Passionate about education? Check out Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. 

Explore Clubs and Organizations

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Learn from Game-Changing Educators

NSU’s faculty are committed to supporting you as you pursue your educational and professional goals. Gain real-world insight from faculty who are experts in their field and teach research-based studies with a student-centered approach.

Meet Our Faculty