Elite Teaching Program for Tomorrow's Top Educators 

Great teachers have the power to inspire generations of students and make their mark on the world through their creativity, passion, and ability to connect with others.

Nova Southeastern University's Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice offers a unique academic teaching program that shapes aspiring educators like you into expert teachers.

Other education programs I applied to didn't offer me the 3+1 program. At NSU, I'm earning my bachelor’s and my master’s in just four years.

Vanessa c. | education

The Fischler Academy

Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL

The Fischler Academy, located at our Fort Lauderdale campus, is a premier program that offers flexible pathways for extraordinary students with the option of a guaranteed full-time teaching position in a Florida school district.

What Can You Earn at The Fischler Academy?

Two Degrees

Earn a Bachelor’s + Master’s in Four Years

$21,000 Scholarship

Receive $21K for 3 Years and
a 50% Discount on
Master’s Tuition for 3
Consecutive Semesters*

Job Placement

Guaranteed Job Offer in a Florida School


International Travel Study Experience

*This scholarship is not stackable to any additional major institutional awards
(Presidents, Presidents Premier, Dean's) and it is not amendable in terms of
directed allocations.

What’s Your Specialty?

Future-focused options for driven students.

Whether you’re interested in teaching in elementary, middle or high schools, in STEM or in the humanities, you have opportunities to specialize your field of study at The Fischler Academy. No matter what path you choose, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get in a classroom and apply what you learn in class to real situations.

You can pursue fields of study in:

  • Computer Science Education
  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement
  • Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Biology Education
  • Secondary English Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsements
  • Secondary Math Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education

Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need to live on campus to be a student in The Fischler Academy or The NSU Teaching Academy, but you will be actively involved in both classes and events held on campus.
Once your application has been submitted, you may be invited to interview with program administrators and faculty who will assess your academic performance, communication skills, and leadership ability.
Yes! The program is designed so that F-1 international students are able to complete all requirements of the programs and maintain their F-1 status.

Important Deadlines

November 1

Early Decision & Early Action Admission

March 15

Regular Decision Admission

March 15

Premier Programs

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Applying to The Fischler Academy of Education is as easy as 1-2-3.

You can also apply to the Razor's Edge Scholars Premier Program with your supplemental application.

Note that we don’t recommend applying for the Dual Admissions program due to the commitments built into The Fischler Academy.

Luke Williams, Director
Email: lw715@nova.edu
Office: (954) 529-0979

Connect with an Admissions Counselor

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.