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Curriculum, Instruction, Management & Administration

Spearhead Widespread School Success

Behind every classroom is an artist— a sculptor who shapes and molds the foundation of education. At the school or district level, they work to evolve curricula so that students and teachers reach their highest potential.

Find your fast track to changing lives at NSU. In just one year, this accelerated Educational Specialist program boosts your expertise at program and instructional design and evaluation, effective teaching, student assessment, and teacher development.

Our graduates have advanced their careers, becoming K-12 instructional coordinators, curriculum specialists, curriculum directors and education professors. Without the added costs, stress and demands of doing research and writing a dissertation, earn your Ed.S. degree and obtain a higher-level educator role that makes an impression.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing curriculum developers, instructional leaders, administrators, and teachers who wish to obtain a graduate degree and increase their expertise in their current field; OR
  • Individuals with a master's degree who wish to obtain a graduate degree and increase their knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, management, and administration.
  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a master's degree by a regionally accredited institution (3.0 minimum cumulative grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
Course Number Course Title and Description Credits

CIMA 0700

Educational Inquiry and Electronic Research Technologies

 

3

CIMA 0702

Curriculum and Instruction: Trends and Issues

CIMA 0705 Today's Educational Leader 3
CIMA 0706 Managing Change in the Educational Environment 3
CIMA 0715 Educational Diversity and Community 3

CIMA 0712

Management for Curriculum and Instruction

3
CIMA 0717 Curricular Product Evaluation 3
CIMA 0707 Focus on the Future: Reconceptualizing Curriculum 3
CIMA 0720 Seminar in Program Synthesis 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master’s or educational specialist level course 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

Coursework for the curriculum instruction management and administration specialization is available online only. The online delivery option is especially convenient for international students and those who don’t live near our South Florida campuses, and allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The distance education delivery option allows busy professionals the option to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The seminar in program synthesis is one of many practical applications included in the curriculum, instruction, management, and administration specialization. This culminating experience is the final step in the completion of the program. It is based on reflection, and focusing on analysis and synthesis, it provides the student with an opportunity to prepare a detailed statement of where the field is and where it is going. The course will also include practical applications of the research process to the student's professional settings. The Learning Program Review will provide the student with the opportunity to look back on the entire degree program in order to examine how it has contributed to the student’s intellectual and personal development. It also includes all learning experiences that have taken place during the students NSU program.

Students are advised to contact their department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals. It is the responsibility of each student to contact his or her state department of education regarding certification, recertification, and/or endorsement requirements.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Degree Title

Level

Degree

 

Education

 

 

Educational Specialist

 

Ed.S.

Specialization: Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration

PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CANNOT BE CONFIRMED IF PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*

 

 

 

 

All states and U.S. territories

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that customarily leads to professional licensure, as well as current students enrolled in these programs.

*PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STATEMENT:  At this time, we have not made a determination as to whether the Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Thus, while completion of your NSU program of study may assist in preparing you for your future professional endeavors, we currently have not made a determination as to whether the program leads to professional licensure in the states or territories other than Florida. 

The licensing boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Florida, or are enrolled in an online program and are physically located in a state other than Florida, need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

We encourage you to contact your applicable state licensing authority to familiarize yourself with the specific professional licensure requirements of your state. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department of Education Agencies webpage at https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?src=contact-us

If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Carbone at ljfuller@nova.edu for assistance.

Updated as of 5/29/20

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