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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 specialized graduate degree and increase their expertise in their current field.
  • Master’s degree graduates who seek greater expertise in curriculum, instruction, management, and administration.

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, Management & Administration.

Quick Facts

Tuition is $1,130 per credit hour. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details. 
NSU’s Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, Management and Administration is 30 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Educational Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction, Management and Administration is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

Postsecondary Teachers $80,560 Median Salary Per Year
Curriculum Development Specialist* $53,535 Average Salary Per Year
Instructional Coordinators $66,970 Median Salary Per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020; Salary.com, 2021*

Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration Curriculum

Program Requirements (27 credits)
CIMA 700
Educational Inquiry and Electronic Research Technologies (alternative to CIT 502 - choose one) (CIMA 700 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 702
Curriculum and Instruction: Trends and Issues (alternative to CIT 501 - choose one) (CIMA 702 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 705
Today’s Educational Leader (CIMA 705 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 706
Managing Change in the Educational Environment (CIMA 706 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 715
Educational Diversity and Community (CIMA 715 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 712
Management for Curriculum and Instruction (alternative to IDT 8012 - choose one) (CIMA 712 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 717
Curricular Product Evaluation (CIMA 717 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 707
Focus on the Future: Reconceptualizing Curriculum (CIMA 707 / Credits: 3 )
CIMA 720
Seminar in Program Synthesis (CIMA 720 / Credits: 3 )
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select a Fischler College of Education graduate level Master’s or Educational Specialist course ( / Credits: 3 )

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