2023 NSU Fact Book

66 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCESCJ) includes the School of Criminal Justice and the departments of Education and Human Services. The college offers a comprehensive variety of programs of study within the fields of educational leadership and teacher preparation, criminal justice, human services, child protection, and developmental disabilities. Instruction is offered through high-quality, distance education perfected through more than 40 years of expert practice and delivery. FCESCJ serves more than 3,500 students annually—throughout the U.S. and in many international locations, including the Americas and the Caribbean. The college maintains a strong commitment to providing community outreach services to students, educators, children, and families on both local and international levels. Its academic programs provide a wide range of educational options featuring customized program offerings to support student learning. Included are the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Human Services (M.H.S.), Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Additional programs provide teacher certification/recertification. Through diverse methods of delivery that are site-based, fieldbased, online, and campus-based, FCESCJ’s degrees and concentrations are designed to meet the unique needs of individual students, school systems, and organizations. All undergraduate and graduate programs are taught by a distinguished group of highly qualified, full-time and adjunct faculty members and educational researchers. The Razor’s Edge Research Scholars Program at NSU Florida is a highly selective, customized program for undergraduate students who have a passion for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and hands-on research projects. Housed in FCESCJ, the program includes both curricular and cocurricular activities designed to prepare students for careers in research. During the program, students team up with faculty mentors and accomplished researchers to better understand research techniques in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, oceanography, marine biology, business, education, and neuroscience. SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Programs include B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and a minor in Criminal Justice. The B.S. in Criminal Justice explores the questions surrounding crime, punishment, and rehabilitation and examines the theoretical basis of criminal justice. The M.S. provides students with a strong core curriculum and allows for specialty training through concentrations focused on key issues within the field, including legal perspectives, behavioral science, substance abuse, and strategic community planning. This multidisciplinary structure facilitates choice for students and fosters specialized expertise. The Ph.D. opens opportunities in the areas of research, academia, and management to those who are ready to advance their careers. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Programs include B.S., M.S., Ed.S., and Ed.D. degrees. The B.S. degrees in the education field are for students whose career goals include becoming K–12 classroom teachers. FCESCJ offers Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsements and Exceptional Student Education with an ESOL Endorsement, which are both accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, The Fischler Academy offers these programs, as well as Secondary Biology Education, Secondary English Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsements, Secondary Mathematics Education, and Secondary Social Studies Education programs designed to shape aspiring educators into teacher leaders. These programs align directly with the Florida Department of Education’s certification requirements. Fischler Academy students can complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, in the 3 + 1 program. An undergraduate major in education, with a concentration in computer science education, and a minor in education are available. The college is also home to an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in military science and leadership (ROTC). Colleges and Academic Centers Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice