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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

The Management and Administration of Educational Programs specialization focuses on preparing educators as managers and administrators. This specialization provides educators with skills in leadership, management and supervision, and budgeting as related to curriculum and instruction. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education.

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
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
CUR 526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
EDL 510 Ethical School Leadership 3
EDL 500 Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership 3
EDL 530 Management of Schools 3
EDL 505 Educational Budgeting and Finance 3
EDL 525 Human Resources: Process and Staff Development 3
Electives 3
Electives 3
Electives 3
Electives 3
EL 600 Seminar in the Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership 3
EL 601 Knowledge Based of Educational Leadership – Comprehensive Examination 3
EL 698 Administrative Internship 3
EL 699* Administrative/Educational Leadership Internship (6 credits) 3

Note: Students enrolling in EL 699 would complete nine (9) credit hours of electives instead of 12.


Coursework in the management and administration of educational programs master’s degree program is available online and at the NSU Regional Campuses. The online delivery option allows international students and those who don’t live near our South Florida campuses to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The site-based delivery option allows students to take classes in the evenings or on weekends in a location near their homes. The distance education option allows busy professionals the option to complete degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction are dedicated to preparing aspiring teachers and those seeking careers as professionals in education-related fields. Hailing from NSU and other major universities and institutions throughout the country and around the world, our faculty are highly respected professional practitioners and recognized scholars who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject area expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Furthermore, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction

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.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework;
  • Successful completion of the administrative internship, including the portfolio;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for 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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