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Computer Science Education

The Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Computer Science Education at the Nova Southeastern University Fischler College of Education prepares educators in computer instruction with an emphasis on programming. This master’s degree in computer science education provides educators with the skills to create curriculum and instruct students in the areas of technology applications, computer programming, networking, and data structures. Course content for an M.S.Ed. degree is research based and infuses best practices in computer science education.

*NOTE: Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education will no longer accept new applicants for the Computer Science Education programs as of January/Winter 2015 semester. All enrolled students will be offered a customized plan to complete degree requirements.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative 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
CSE 505 Computer Applications for Teachers 3
CSE 501 Managing Computer Resources for Teachers & Administrators 3
CUR 526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
CSE 510 Instructional Applications of Technology Introduction to Programming 3


Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CSE 525 Introduction to Structured Programming for Computer Science Educators 3
CSE 515 Methods of Teaching Computer Science K-12 3
CSE 517 Web Applications for Computer Science Education 3
CSE 530 Introduction to Programming in C++ for Computer Science Educators 3


Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CSE 535 Java for Computer Science Educators 3
CSE 699 Applied Professional Experience in Computer Science Education 3
CSE 540 Data Structures for Computer Science Educators 3
CSE 545 Networking in Computer Science Education Environments 3


Coursework for a Master of Science in Education degree with a Specialization in Computer Science Education is available completely online. The program’s online delivery option and allows candidates to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their master’s degree without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The Applied Professional Experience is one of many practical applications included in the master’s program in computer science education. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards.

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who 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 a specialization in computer science education;
  • Successful completion of the Applied Professional Experience, including the portfolio, demonstrating competence with the Educator Accomplished Practices;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for Master of Science in Education degree.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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