Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Influence. Change. Lead.

Make a difference in students’ lives with an advanced degree in education

Whether you're a teacher or an aspiring educational leader, the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University offers innovative graduate education programs that allow you to realize your potential. Our convenient, flexible delivery formats help you meet your professional goals without compromising your personal commitments.

Individual attention in small, engaging classes that offer the latest educational technology and innovative teaching strategies will give you the experience you need to inspire your students, and transform your school, district, and community.

Why choose Nova Southeastern University?

  • Programs meet stringent SACS and NCATE standards.
  • Faculty is composed of education practitioners who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
  • More than 9,000 students enroll in NSU’s education programs each year.
  • Our alumni network of 50,000+ includes dozens of college and university presidents, and hundreds of school superintendents.

NSU offers the following programs to residents of New Jersey:

The modern educational landscape needs bold new leaders to help students, teachers, and parents navigate the uncertain terrain, and our programs in Educational Leadership and School Administration are designed to do just that. Whether you are preparing to head a public school district, or taking the reins at a charter school, our programs provide the tools you need to lead your organization to excellence.

Certificate Programs

  • Educational Diversity Leadership (15 credits)
  • Educational Leadership (30 credits)
  • School Safety and Violence Prevention (9 credits)

Master’s Programs

  • Athletic Administration (36 credits)
  • Charter School Education/Leadership (36 credits)
  • Educational Administration and Leadership (33 credits)
  • Educational Leadership (36 credits)

Specialist Programs

  • Educational Leadership (36 credits)

Doctoral Programs

  • Educational Leadership (69 - 75 credits)
  • Instructional Leadership (69 - 72 credits)

The department of Higher Education & Organizational Leadership provides advanced graduate study from the master’s through doctoral levels to prepare individuals to effect real change as leaders, researchers, and policymakers in local, state, national and global education agencies, organizations, and institutions.

Certificate Programs

  • Leadership (16 credits)

Master’s Programs

  • Leadership (40 credits)

Doctoral Programs

  • Educational Research and Evaluation (Ph.D.) (75 credits)
  • Health Care Education (60 - 72 credits)
  • Higher Education Leadership (69 - 72 credits)
  • Human Services Administration (69 - 72 credits)
  • Organizational Leadership (69 - 72 credits)

The department of Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) prepares graduates for corporate, government, military, and educational positions in instructional technology, instructional media, instructional design, and distance education.

Certificate Programs

  • Distance Educator (12 credits)

Master’s Programs

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology (36 credits)
  • Educational Technology (36 credits)
  • Instructional Technology and Distance Education (33 credits)

Specialist Programs

  • Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration (30 credits)

Doctoral Programs

  • Curriculum and Teaching (69 - 75 credits)
  • Instructional Technology and Distance Education (69 - 72 credits)

The ability to communicate, to read and write with confidence, is the foundation of all learning. Our research-based programs in Language and Literacy allow students to employ best practices to positively influence the language and literacy skills of all of the learners they touch.

Endorsements

  • Reading (15 credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (15 credits)

Master’s Programs

  • English Education (37 - 67 credits)
  • Reading and Literacy (36 - 37 credits)
  • Spanish Language Education (37 - 64 credits)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (36 credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (37 credits)

Specialist Programs

  • English Education (36 credits)
  • Reading Education (36 credits)
  • TESOL (36 credits)

Doctoral Programs

  • Reading (69 - 72 credits)

Improving your ability to teach, and your students’ ability to learn, are the goals of our programs in Teaching and Learning.  With emphasis on research and innovation, students will learn and apply educational and pedagogical best practices in their chosen subject area, empowering them to become dynamic educators, school-wide leaders, and even education reformers.

Endorsements

  • Autism (12 - 15 credits)
  • Driver Education (9 credits)
  • Gifted Education (15 credits)
  • Prekindergarten Disabilities (12 credits)

Master’s Programs

  • Brain-Based Teaching (36 credits)
  • Early Childhood/PK-3 (37 - 55 credits)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (37 credits)
  • Early Literacy Education (37 credits)
  • Elementary Education (40 - 60 credits)
  • Exceptional Student Education (37 to 76 credits)
  • Gifted Education (37 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts (36 credits)
  • Mathematics Education (37 - 64 credits)
  • Multicultural Early Intervention (37 credits)
  • Preschool Education (37 - 61 credits)
  • Science Education (37 - 58 credits)
  • Social Studies Education (37 - 64 credits)
  • Teacher Leadership (30 credits)
  • Urban Education (40 credits)

Specialist Programs

  • Brain-Based Teaching (36 credits)
  • Early Literacy and Reading Education (36 credits)
  • Elementary Education (36 credits)
  • Gifted Education (36 credits)
  • Mathematics Education (36 credits)
  • Science Education  (36 credits)

Doctoral Programs

  • Early Childhood Education (69 - 72 credits)
  • Elementary and Middle Grades STEM (69 - 72 credits)
  • Special Education (69 - 72 credits)

ONLINE

Coursework for all programs is available online, allowing busy professionals the option to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

BLENDED

Coursework for New Jersey residents wishing to pursue an Ed.D. is also offered in a blended format using a combination of on-site and online coursework. Students may elect to take their core seminars in a blended format at one of our New Jersey instructional sites, or completely online; concentration and elective courses will be delivered completely online.

NEW JERSEY INSTRUCTIONAL SITES

New Jersey Principal and Supervisors Association (NJPSA)
Monroe Township, NJ

Thomas A. Edison State College
Trenton, NJ 

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