Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Reading Education. The concentration in reading is designed to enhance a student teachers understanding and focus on the importance of reading instruction.

The 69-credit-hour curriculum will examine the multicultural and diverse classrooms while defining critical issues, perspectives, and solutions of teaching reading to school aged children and young adults. The doctoral program emphasizes the importance of incorporating behavior and skill strategies as a means of identifying reading deficiencies and the applying the proper teaching methods to each individual student.

Student teachers will learn the essential concepts of teaching the fundamentals of Reading to an influential group of students. The core coursework delves into the key concepts of:

  • Advanced Perspectives on Literacy Issues
  • Reading Theory Research and Practice
  • Advanced Seminar in Foundations of Reading Education
  • Teaching Reading in Multicultural Classrooms
  • Literacy across the Curriculum
  • Reading Intervention Research and Practice
  • Research and Practice in Literature for K–12 Classrooms
  • Literacy Assessments in K–Grade 4

Graduates of the program will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current and historical teaching methodologies concerning reading instruction while making key decisions regarding teaching strategies and policy development.

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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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