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 people. The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice at NSU features a unique Premier Program that transforms future educators into inspirational leaders. 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.

The NSU Teaching Academy is an exclusive opportunity for our Tampa Bay education students that culminates with a job offer in the Pinellas County School District.

Teacher preparation programs are so important because students in the 21st-century classroom require a different type of teacher—not somebody who's simply a content expert.

Luke Williams | Director of The Fischler Academy

Why should you apply to NSU’s Fischler Academy?

The Fischler Academy at Nova Southeastern University takes a revolutionary, practice-based approach to preparing the next generation of teacher leaders. Plus, you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in four years and are guaranteed a job.

What Can You Earn at The Fischler Academy?

Two Degrees

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

$20,000 Scholarship

Awarded per Year

Job Placement

Guaranteed Job Offer in a Florida School

Free Travel

International Travel Experience Included

What better way to become a great teacher or professional in the education world than to be working alongside the best professionals in education?

Kathryn S. | Education

Learn from the Best

NSU’s education faculty are experts in their fields.

Professors at NSU’s College of Education are on the leading edge of educational theory, modeling research and classroom best practices for their students.


They employ a wide range of learning methods: interactive classrooms, simulation learning, case studies, original research and team-based collaborative projects.

Meet Our Faculty

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
  • Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement
  • Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Biology Education
  • Secondary English Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Math Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education

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

Important Deadlines

Nov. 1, 2021

Early Decision & Early Action Admission
Fall 2022 Semester

Feb. 1, 2022

Regular Decision Admission
Fall 2022 Semester

Feb. 1, 2022

Premier Programs
Fall 2022 Semester

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 following Premier Programs with your supplemental application:

  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

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

Connect with an Admissions Counselor 

Questions? Browse the FAQs

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.