Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic, not-for-profit independent institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction offering several of its degree programs through distance education delivery systems. Many of the University’s distance education classes use the traditional classroom setting. Others use telecommunication technologies exclusively, or in combination with a classroom setting. In addition, distance education students have access to educational support services through the Davie Campus, such as the electronic library, the Internet, and computer software on central servers.

Fischler School of Education

Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (M.A.T.L.) online degree program provides an engaging and interactive distance learning format. By using a mix of texts, study guides, best practice strategy videos and user-friendly Web-based interaction, the M.A.T.L. delivers a rich learning experience to you in your home. The Fischler School of Education has five academic sessions (or terms) per year. The program is designed to be completed in less than a year and you can specialize your degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Math, Elementary Reading, or K-12 Technology Integration.

M.S. and Ed.S. With Majors in Brain-Based Teaching

Earn your M.S. or Ed.S. degree from home in 12 months and change your students’ lives forever. Bring the benefits of decades of cognitive and brain research into your classroom and advance your career in as little as 12 months of study. The Master of Science with a Major in Brain-Based Teaching (BrainSMART Program) is a 36 credit hour degree program that focuses on translating knowledge of breakthroughs in brain research, student achievement, and cognition into best practices in your classroom. Additionally, the Educational Specialist Degree (BrainSMART Program) is designed for education professionals who already hold a master’s degree and wish to further develop expertise in the field. Join more than 2,500 teachers who have chosen to earn these practical graduate degrees since 2001.

Your virtual classroom experience includes DVDs, CD-ROMs, interactive discussion chats with instructors and classmates, and independent projects to put theory into practice.

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

A major force in educational innovation, the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) provides educational programs of distinction to prepare students for leadership roles in information technology. Its strengths include a distinguished faculty, a cutting edge curriculum, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its six M.S. and four Ph.D. programs as well as for its graduate certificate programs in information security.

A unique online Ph.D. in computer science, computer information systems, and information systems requires only four weekend campus visits during two academic sessions (or terms) per year. The Ph.D. in computing technology in education requires only two weekend campus visits during the two academic sessions (or terms) per year.

Recognized for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

The Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences is a pioneer in online graduate education. It began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. Since that time, it has developed other unique software tools to enhance the online learning environment.

On April 17, 2008, NSU was re-designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for the academic years 2008-2013 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NSU first received this designation in March 2005 covering the period through March 2008.

GSCIS’s information security curriculum meets the NSA Committee on National Security Systems standards 4011, 4012, and 4013. Benefits of the program to NSU are:


Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; 404-679-4501).