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English Education

The Educational Specialist Program in English Education at the Nova Southeastern University Fischler (NSU) College of Education prepares educators in the areas of assessment, integration, and curriculum design in English literature, composition and theory. This specialization in English education provides Florida teachers with advanced contemporary knowledge in research, as well as an in-depth study of language arts and literacy. Course content for an Ed.S. degree is research based and infused with best practices in English education.


  • 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 grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
EDU 708 Research Design in Education 3
EDU 704 Comparative Education System 3
EDU 714 Families, Schools and Communities 3
EDU 719 Current Research in Human Development 3
EDU 729 Evaluation & Assessment Practices 3
ENG 705 Language and Linguistics in English Language Arts Classrooms and Curricula 3
ENG 715 Composition Theory and English Language Arts Classrooms and Curricula 3
ENG 745 Literary Theory and English Language Arts Classrooms and Curricula 3
ENG 765 Theory and Practice in Teaching Global Literature 3
ENG 755 Arts and Media in English Language Arts Classrooms and Curricula 3
ENG 785 Assessment, Integration, and Curriculum Design in Secondary English Language Arts 3
APR 750 Educational Field-Based Project 3


Coursework for the Educational Specialist degree with a specialization in English Education is available online. The program’s online delivery option allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The distance education delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The applied professional experience is one of many practical applications included in the Educational Specialist program with a specialization in English Education. This capstone project is the final step in the completion of the Ed.S. program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain a reflective journal and create a file of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project.

Faculty members for the Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) program are scholars and educators from the Nova Southeastern University Fischler College of Education and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition, many are also highly respected professional practitioners within computer science education, and 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

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework for the specialization in English education
  • Successful completion of the Applied Professional Experience, including the portfolio
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed application for Ed.S. degree

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.

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