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Management and Administration of Educational Programs

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Have questions about any of our
M.S. or Ed.S. programs? Contact:

Rogeria Higgs
Assistant Director
Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-8458

At NSU, you will dive deep into your innate leadership abilities. The Management and Administration of Educational Programs specialization will give you the edge you need by not only providing skills in leadership, but also in management and supervision, and budgeting as it relates to curriculum and instruction.

Delivery Options

Coursework for this Master of Science in Education program is offered entirely online.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing educators, trainers, and other professionals working with educational programs who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their expertise in their current field;
  • Individuals with bachelor's degrees who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in management and administration of educational programs.
  • 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
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
EDL 0510 School Leadership 3
EDL 0500 Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership 3
EDL 0530 Management of Schools 3
EDL 0505 Educational Budgeting and Finance 3
EDL 0525 Human Resources: Process and Staff Development 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
EL 0600 Seminar in the Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership 3
EL 0601 Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership – Comprehensive Examination 3
EL 0698 Administrative Internship: Educational Leadership 3
EL 0699* Administrative/Educational Leadership Internship (6 credits) 3

*Students enrolling in EL 0699 would complete nine (9) credit hours of electives instead of 12.


The administrative internship is the culminating experience in this program. The purpose of this internship is to provide an opportunity to perform the duties of an administrator in an actual work setting. Under the guidance of an experienced cooperating administrator and a faculty supervisor, the intern will observe, interview, and work with the assigned administrator for a minimum of 150 contact hours. In addition, students will maintain leadership portfolios detailing the role and responsibilities of an educational administrator.

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.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Degree Title







Master of Science



Specialization: Management and Administration of Educational Programs








All states and U.S. territories

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that customarily leads to professional licensure, as well as current students enrolled in these programs. 

*PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STATEMENT: At this time, we have not made a determination as to whether the Master of Science degree in Management and Administration of Educational Programs meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Thus, while completion of your NSU program of study may assist in preparing you for your future professional endeavors, we currently have not made a determination as to whether the program leads to professional licensure in the states or territories other than Florida. 

The licensing boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Florida, or are enrolled in an online program and are physically located in a state other than Florida, need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. 

We encourage you to contact your applicable state licensing authority to familiarize yourself with the specific professional licensure requirements of your state. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department of Education Agencies webpage at

If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Carbone at for assistance. 

Updated as of 5/29/20

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