Empowering the Educators of Tomorrow

The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice at Nova Southeastern University has been advancing the careers of PreK-12, higher education and corporate HR/development educators for decades.

  • We pioneered the nation's first doctoral distance education program in 1971 and online course delivery in 1982.
  • Our student enrollment volume continues to rank in the top 10 nationwide and we were recognized in U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Programs: Graduate Education 2018.
  • Our fully-accredited graduate programs focus on preparing experienced educators for the rapidly-changing challenges they’ll navigate locally, nationally and globally in the years to come.

Ready to give your education career an edge? Contact us now with any questions or submit your application to get started.

Abraham S. Fischler: A Forward-Thinker

Our school is named for a man with a vision. Dr. Fischler was a major figure in NSU’s history, and his impact on education lives on to this day:

  • He was one of the pioneers in founding Nova Southeastern University, realizing that higher education needed to adapt and overcome the changes occurring in our society.
  • He led the way in what was then called “distance learning;” today, you know it as online education.
  • Right up until his death in 2017, Dr. Fischler remained very active not only in the college that bears his name, but in the overall direction of NSU. 


CAEP Accreditation

The Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all university locations and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

NSU Accreditation

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.

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