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Non-degree Programs

The College of Education non-degree programs are intended for professional development and/or recertification purposes. Each certificate program has been uniquely designed for the intended specialty area. These non-degree programs are not designed for alternative route to licensure or initial teacher certification/licensure. 

All non-degree seeking applicants should submit an application for admission (and transcripts from their most recently attended institution). In addition to application materials, be sure to submit the NSU Transfer Form

Students interested in any Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Credential and Endorsement Programs (Child Development Associate Credential, Florida Director Credential, or Driver Education Endorsement) should follow the application instructions here. Select the following in the online application:

Admissions Category: Transfer Student with 24 or more completed college credits
Academic Level: Online or Off-Campus (Non-Business)
Academic Program: Special Student (Non-Degree Seeking, Fischler School of Education)
Location: Online

*Disregard the request for an essay and references.


As a non-degree seeking student, you are not guaranteed acceptance into a degree-seeking program. After enrolling in the non-degree course(s), you must submit a new application to become degree seeking. The student must also meet the requirements for admission of the intended program of study.

Non-degree seeking students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of 16 credit hours.

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