Some are born to educate and have a knack for connecting with and engaging those around them. If you dream of making a lifelong impact on others through teaching, the Hochberg-Miniaci Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program at NSU Florida is designed for you.

Best of all, as a Shark Teach Scholar, you'll receive a $25,000 scholarship to help you concentrate more on dominating the education sector and less on paying back your student loans. Scholars within the Razor's Edge program are required to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore year, but are given the option to opt-out of university housing during their junior and senior year.

For students with a desire to make a difference through Education.

Shark Teach scholars inspire their peers as student leaders in The Fischler Academy and serve in a variety of roles.

  • Training with NSU's education faculty who are on the leading edge of educational theory.
  • Hands-on learning through interactive classrooms, simulations, case studies, original research, and team-based collaborative projects.
  • The opportunity to serve as a student ambassador within The Fischler Academy or as a peer tutor in partnership with NSU Florida's Tutoring and Testing Center.
  • Acquiring professional skills as student leaders within The Fischler Academy's pre-professional or social committee.
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Program Overview and Objectives

During your four years as a Shark Teach Scholar, you’ll gain real-word teaching experience by mentoring peers and engaging the NSU community through various academic support initiatives.

Through Shark Teach, I hold the position of Writing Consultant and Fellow at NSU's Writing and Communication Center, which has helped to prepare me for a future in teaching Secondary English. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities that being a Razor's Edge Scholar has provided for me, and it has most definitely enhanced my experience at NSU!

Ashley A. | Secondary English Education

Key Skills and Experience Gained

  • Leadership qualities
  • Peer mentorship
  • Academic support
  • Tutoring

The NSU Edge

With the help of proven leaders, faculty, and staff, you’ll gain the skills necessary to help the NSU community on its academic journey. Sharks become immersed in best practices in teaching through mentorship, cocurricular activities, and hands-on academic support projects.

What Can You Gain as a Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholar?

A Scholarship

Annual $25,000 Scholarship Package

A Network

Network with Future Peer Educators

An Edge

Practical Tutoring and Peer Mentorship Experiences

Program and Minor Requirements

Serve in a Teaching Role

To get hands-on experience in teaching, you’re required to work up to 10 hours a week as a tutor, supplemental instruction leader, writing consultant, or peer leader in the UNIV 1000 course. Students are assigned positions as early as the winter semester of their first year and work for a minimum of three semesters.

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Program Requirements

  • As student leaders in The Fischler Academy, Razor's Edge Shark Teach students must remain active members of The Fischler Academy all times, and remain an education major, to maintain the scholarship and status as a Razor's Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program student.
  • Razor's Edge Shark Teach students must actively participate in a Fischler Academy approved committee of their choice for a minimum of four semesters.
  • At the start of their second year in the program, Razor's Edge Shark Teach students are required to select and serve in one of the following roles:
  • Community Outreach Representative
    This role engages Razor's Edge Shark Teach scholars in a variety of service-based projects and program initiatives. Students who select this option should be prepared to organize, assist with, or participate in both formal and informal events throughout the NSU community and South Florida. Examples of events include but are not limited to the following: Shark Preview Weekends, Community Fest, Sharkapalooza, alumni outreach events, and presentations at local schools. Community Outreach Representatives are expected to actively participate in at least two role specific events per semester. Completion of all role requirements will be documented using a combination of sign in sheets and reflective forms. All students accepted into the Razor's Edge Shark Teach program are eligible to select this role.

  • Tutor, SI Leader, or Academic Success Coach 
    These roles are a great fit for students interested in working in NSU Florida's Tutoring and Testing Center. As a tutor, SI leader, or Academic Success Coach, students have the opportunity to connect with their peers and assist them in meeting their academic goals. This role requires an additional interview with NSU Florida's Tutoring and Testing Center. Shark Teach scholars will serve in their approved role for a minimum of six hours per week for tutors/Academic Success Coaches and eight hours per week for SI Leaders.


Academic Requirements at a Glance


3.0 Cumulative

Strong Academic Performance

Students Are Expected to Pass All Classes

Full Time

Must Be Full Time Until the Last Semester

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Program Contact

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Luke Williams at or (954) 262-8503.

Prospective Students

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Teaching Academies

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice has developed a unique teacher preparation program to shape the next generation of classroom leaders. Offered at NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Florida, the NSU Teaching Academy at Tampa Bay enables you to earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education in just four years.

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Current Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholars

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