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Whether your classroom is virtual or on campus, an education degree from Nova Southeastern University will provide all the tools you need to thrive in today’s classroom, such as the skills to engage students using tools that foster cognitive and language development. You will learn to address the needs of diverse students and layer your experiences to become an educational leader who focuses on equity, cultural awareness and social responsibility.

With a Bachelor of Science in Education from NSU, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of our education system. You will be exposed to research-based instructional practices and strategies designed to enhance your ability to connect with students who are learning English as a second language, as well as tailoring instruction to meet the needs of students with differing abilities because of individual circumstances or disabilities. These are among the many tools that will position you for a successful career in the classroom.

Specialize your course of study by choosing a concentration in Computer Science Education or Teaching & Learning.

Why Should You Major in Education at NSU?

B.S. in Education Concentrations

Prepare for a rewarding career in educational and governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other out-of-school educational spaces. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills needed to connect with people from diverse populations and the flexibility to pursue an additional major in an approved content area, so you will thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow.

Students may choose one of the following concentrations to replace open electives in their undergraduate course of study.

Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to help you inspire the next generation to harness the power of technology. Courses for this cutting-edge concentration are offered in conjunction with NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering.

Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses (44 Credits)
CSIS 1800
Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences (CSIS 1800 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 2101
Fundamentals of Computer Programming (CSIS 2101 / Credits: 4 )
CSIS 2050
Discrete Mathematics (CSIS 2050 / Credits: 4 )
CSIS 3500
Networks and Data Communication (CSIS 3500 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 4530
Database Management (CSIS 4530 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 3101
Advanced Computer Programming (CSIS 3101 / Credits: 4 )
CSIS 3400
Data Structures (CSIS 3400 / Credits: 4 )
CSIS 3020
Web Programming and Design (CSIS 3020 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 4020
Mobile Computing (CSIS 4020 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 3750
Software Engineering (CSIS 3750 / Credits: 4 )
CSIS 4311
Web Service and Systems (CSIS 4311 / Credits: 3 )
CSIS 4010
Computer Security (CSIS 4010 / Credits: 3 )
TECH 4950 Internship in Technology OR TECH 4900 Directed Project ( / Credits: 3 )
Explore teaching and learning processes in K-12 classrooms and develop the skills to design innovative lessons that foster student success. Practicum hours and a pre-professional internship (including observation and co-teaching experiences) will take you to the head of the classroom in non-public schools.

Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses (24 Credits)
EDUC 3515
Teaching and Learning Practicum (EDUC 3515 / Credits: 3 )
Any SECE, ELEM or ESE prefix methods course in a content area ( / Credits: 6 )
SECE 4320 Secondary Classroom Management OR EDUC 4322 Foundations of Classroom Management ( / Credits: 3 )
SECE 4560 Methods of Teaching Secondary Reading OR ELEM 4560 Methods of Teaching Reading across the Elementary Curriculum ( / Credits: 3 )
EDUC 4515
Pre-professional Internship (EDUC 4515 / Credits: 9 )

Network and Become a Game-Changer

With the foundation provided with our Bachelor of Science in Education degree, you will not only be able to continue your education as a teacher, but you will have the opportunity to connect with game-changing educators. At NSU, diversity, research and innovation are part of our mission and our College of Education reflects that, not only within its faculty, but the student body and alumni network. Choose a path to success by joining a supportive network of educational leaders from across the country.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

The average salary for an elementary school teacher in May 2019 was $59,420 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. High school and middle school teachers earned $61,660 and $59,660, respectively.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU education alumni at school districts all around the country, including Broward County Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (the sixth largest in the nation), Palm Beach County Public Schools, Pinellas County Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Miami and Exceed Preparatory Academy. Our alumni serve as teachers for K-12 students or support the future of other educators in administrative roles.