SACS Accreditation

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: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Nova Southeastern University was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as Nova University in 1971.

NCATE Accreditation

The Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), http://www.ncate.org/. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all university locations and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

SPA (Specialized Professional Associations) Statements (14)

  1. B.S. PreK-Primary SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida)
    The Prekindergarten-Primary Education Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  2. M.S. Computer Science Education SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Computer Science Education Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  3. M.S. Educational Leadership SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Educational Leadership Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  4. M.S. Educational media SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Educational Media Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the American Library Association (ALA)/ American Association of School Librarians (AASL) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the American Library association (ALA) / American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  5. M.S. Educational Technology SPA Statement (This program is not a DOE-approved program in Florida or Nevada)
    The Educational Technology Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  6. M.S. Elementary Education SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Elementary Education Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  7. M.S. Environmental Education SPA Statement (This program is not a DOE-approved program in Florida or Nevada)
    The Environmental Education Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  8. M.S. PreK-Primary SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Prekindergarten-Primary Education Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  9. M.S. Reading SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada)
    The Reading Education (K-12) Program (M.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the International Reading Association (IRA) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the International Reading Association (IRA) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  10. Ed.S. Educational Leadership SPA Statement (Approved Program in Florida and Nevada
    The Educational Leadership Program (Ed.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  11. Ed.S. Technology Management and Administration SPA (This program is not a DOE-approved program in Florida or Nevada,)
    The Technology Management and Administration Program (Ed.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  12. PsyS School Psychology SPA Statement – This program is offered through CPS. (Approved Program in Florida)
    The Technology Management and Administration Program (Ed.S.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  13. Ed.D. Educational Leadership SPA Statement- Building Level (Approved Program in Nevada)
    The Educational Leadership Program (Ed.D.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.
  14. Ed.D. Educational Leadership SPA Statement-District Level (Approved Program in Pennsylvania)
    The Educational Leadership Program (Ed.D.) at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University has achieved National Recognition by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) under the aegis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is unifying with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. The status of National Recognition indicates that the program has met all standards of Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is a mark of distinction for the program.

Speech-Language Pathology

The Master‘s Degree in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders, offered through the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, is approved by the Florida Department of Education, the Nevada Department of Education, and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Nova Southeastern University‘s Graduate Teacher Education Program is licensed by the state of Florida, by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, and by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. Nevada‘s program of professional licensure is based upon experience, academic degree, and completion of specific coursework in subject areas. Nova Southeastern University has been granted Accreditation for the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program by the California Committee on Accreditation, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814- 4213; (916) 322-6253.

State Disclosures

The following information is provided in compliance with state regulations related to higher education. Some state laws require an institution to provide students with specific disclosures. The following statements are presented in order to comply with these requirements.

Nova Southeastern University is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution in the following states:

Arizona

Nova Southeastern University is licensed to operate in Arizona by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

California

Any questions or problems concerning this institution which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the institution should be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1625 North Market Blvd. Suite S-202, Sacramento, CA 95834, 916-574-7720

Indiana

This institution is regulated by: The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 West Washington Street, Room 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. In-state toll-free number, 800-227-5695 or (317) 232-1320.

Nevada

Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program, Master of Science in Education program, and the Doctor of Education program are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. The Las Vegas site includes a classroom, technology lab, and an administrative office. All facilities conform to Clark County building, fire, and business license requirements.

Oregon

This school is a unit of a nonprofit corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the Standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon 97401.

South Carolina

Nova Southeastern University is licensed by the Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, South Carolina 29201; 803-737-2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not equivalent to, or synonymous with, accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Vermont

Credits earned at Nova Southeastern University are transferable at the discretion of the receiving school. Students who wish to transfer credit should contact the admissions office of the receiving school for information. In the event that a decrease in enrollment makes continuing a program academically nonviable, or if the program is forced to close for any other reason, provisions will be made for students to continue the program at another site without additional cost to the student. If it is not possible to provide a completion alternative, students will be given a full refund of tuition and fees.

Virginia

Nova Southeastern University is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond Virginia, 23219; (804) 225-2600. The physical location of Nova Southeastern University’s main campus is 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314. As of this printing, the Doctor of Education program is offered at the following locations in Virginia:

Marymount University
1000 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201 Arlington

Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Hilton Alexandria
Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Stratford Inn & Conference Center
2500 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24540

Roanoke Higher Educational Center
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 208
Roanoke, VA 24016

Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
235 E Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23610

Strayer University Henrico Campus
11501 Nuckols Rd.,
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Washington

Nova Southeastern University is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree Authorization Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review, and authorizes Nova Southeastern University to offer the following program: Doctor of Education with specializations in: Educational Leadership; Health Care Education; Human Services Administration; Instructional Leadership; Instructional Technology and Distance Learning; Organizational Leadership; Special Education; and Speech-Language Pathology. None of these programs are intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts to determine whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB office at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98505-3430.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at (360) 725-6320 or profed@k12.wa.usto determine whether this education program is approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington State. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Nova Southeastern University is authorized by the Washington State Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Nova Southeastern University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institutions may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, students may contact the Educational Approval Board (EAB) at (608) 266-1995 if complaints are not satisfactorily resolved with the institution.

All field-based clusters meet the same accreditation requirements as on-campus programs. In addition, all clusters outside Florida are licensed in the states in which they operate.

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