The Master’s and Educational Specialist programs allows students six years in which to complete all degree and program requirements. The beginning of the six-year time frame for degree or program completion is the first term during which any courses that are applied toward any degree or any certification program are completed, either as a non-degree-seeking student or as a degree-seeking student in another specialization. Students who are unable to complete all degree and program requirements within the established time frame are dismissed from the program. Minimum Degree Requirements
Meeting minimum degree requirements may not meet certification or other professional requirements. Students should consult an academic adviser
All Florida students seeking certification in educational leadership must complete the Florida Principal Competencies Portfolio and submit it for approval during their final course in the program.
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Click on the link below to find the official Student Catalog and Handbook of the Fischler School of Education and Human Sevices.
The Fischler School of Education and Human Services Catalog and Handbook is the governing document for all program-related information and policies and procedures. Updates and addendums will be made available as appropriate. Students are bound by the guidelines set forth in the NSU Student Handbook and should be familiar with its contents
A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credits will be considered if:
- The requirements for the student’s specialization or certification area allow for transfer of credit.
- The credits were earned within the preceding 5 years from the first term of enrollment in the FSEHS program.
- The content of the courses requested for transfer is equivalent to the study area courses in the program.
- The courses were not used towards a prior degree.
- The grade earned for each course was a B or better. A grade of P (Pass) or CR (Credits) or other such grade cannot be accepted as equivalent to B unless it can be officially verified as such.
- An official transcript has been received by the Student Services Office of FSEHS to aid in the evaluation of the courses under consideration for transfer.
- A Request for Transfer of Credit form has been completed by the student and mailed to the FSEHS Office of Student Services. Forms are available at all FSEHS sites, as part of the admissions application packet, or on the program’s Web site.
- An Academic Advisor has given written approval for the transfer of credit.
The student must provide the Office of Academic Affairs with a syllabus and catalog description of the courses for which transfer is sought. Faculty members evaluating transfer courses may require the student to provide further documentation and supporting materials such as class notes. No transfer of credit will be allowed for the following:
- EDU 5000—Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program
- DSO 8000—Doctoral Student Orientation
- EDD 8000—Foundations of Graduate Studies in Education
- Any course in the Master’s of Arts in Teaching and Learning (Pearson Education) curriculum
- Any course in the Master’s of Science in Brain-Based Teaching (BrainSMART) curriculum
- Core courses—CUR 526, CIT 502, EDU 708
- Capstone—Administrative Internship, Applied Field Experience Selections, Applied Professional Experience, Arts Leadership Institute, Educational Applied Research Practicum, Field-Based Project, Reading Practicum, Supervised Teaching Internship or Supported Teaching Externship, CIT 609 and CIT 61
Credits transferred in will decrease the overall total credits required for degree programs, but they will not be computed in the student’s overall grade point average. Because state requirements for additional certification coverage may change, and passing scores on state certification examinations are required in many cases, it is mandatory that all students pursuing additional certification coverage consult an Academic Advisor concerning current state policies that may affect transfer of credit. Credits earned at Nova Southeastern University are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school. Students who wish to transfer credits from NSU should contact the admissions office of the receiving school for information.
Please refer to specific programs for additional transfer of credit information.