Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration on Instructional Leadership. Students of the Educational Leadership concentration will participate in a 69-credit-hour program designed for practicing teachers, educators and school administration professionals. Student teachers can develop the leadership skills needed for exceling in current or future careers. The core course work is comprised of the intricate combination of concepts such as:

  • Assessment Literacy
  • Communities of Practice
  • Assessment Centered Curricular Design
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Leading for Change

Graduates of the Doctor of Education degree can use the specially designed program to expand with a concentration in Instructional Leadership as practicing teachers, educational leaders, and district and school administrators in public and nonpublic schools and school systems. The instructional leadership concentration fosters student teachers the development of skills associated with traditional instructional tasks such as goal-setting, resource allocation, curriculum management, and creating lesson plans. Successful graduates will perform the learned fundamentals through self-reflection, analysis, and practical application of best practices.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited


    Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

    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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