Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education. The program is designed to parallel the Florida state certification program for elementary education. The concentration of science education provides student teachers the needed understanding of modern teaching strategies in the modern middle school classroom. The science education focus also consists of courses addressing the broad range of science topics in the Florida Next Generation Science Curriculum Standards for middle school instruction (grades 5 – 9).

Students can gain the best practices and proper application through the innovative virtual classroom and a solid education that parallels Florida’s standards for teaching English as a second language (ESOL) to students. Graduates can use the science education degree in many fields of education and research that require an advanced degree and knowledge of learning strategies.

Graduates of the bachelor program can use the core teaching curriculum combined with the scientific emphasis to develop exceptional teaching goals, including teaching middle school science in Florida and participating in a comprehensive set of education courses. Successful students can use the advanced education as entry into the teaching field or as the foundation for additional educational pursuits of a masters or doctorate level degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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