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The Fischler Academy

An elite teacher preparation program

Great teachers have the power to inspire generations of students, and make their mark on the world through their creativity, passion, and ability to connect with people. Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler College of Education has developed a unique program designed to shape aspiring educators into master teachers.

The program, known as The Fischler Academy, incorporates cutting-edge teaching strategies, a mastery-based curriculum, and an active learning environment, culminating in a full-time teaching position.

Why choose NSU's Fischler Academy?

  • Keep college costs down with a $19,000 annual tuition scholarship
  • Participate in a FREE international travel experience
  • Enjoy a highly personalized learning environment
  • Earn a bachelor's AND a master's degree in just 4 years
  • Guarantee yourself a job offer in one of Florida's largest school districts

About the Program

The Fischler Academy is a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program designed for traditional first-time-in-college students who wish to become teacher leaders. The Fischler Academy is an experiential, project-driven, mastery-based program combining cutting-edge teaching pedagogies in a highly personalized learning environment. A maximum of 100 students will be admitted annually into the Fischler Academy.


If you think you have what it takes to become a teacher leader, it's easy to get started:

  1. If you have not already done so, apply for admission to NSU using the Shark Select Application or the Common Application.
  2. Once submitted, the Undergraduate Admissions team will review your applications.
  3. You will be notified regarding your application status, and, if accepted into NSU, will be contacted to set up an interview for The Fischer Academy.

Fields of Study

  • Computer Science Education
  • Early Child Development 
  • Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement
  • Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Biology Education
  • Secondary English Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Math Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Fischler Academy students will each receive a $19,000 tuition scholarship. Scholarships will be earned annually by maintaining a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the program along with providing targeted ‘Shark service hours’ throughout the student’s four year experience.

Additional financial aid (including scholarships and grants) is available. Learn more from NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Contact Us

For more information about The Fischler Academy, contact:

Luke Williams
Director of the Fischler Academy
(954) 529-0979
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