Master of Science in Education Law

America's educational system is in flux. The challenges are being felt far and wide, including right here in your local school district. The nation's children are being impacted as teacher unions, academic institutions, financial aid providers, and government agencies enter into litigation.

What these students in grades K-12 (and beyond) truly need, beside the opportunity for a good education, is an advocate. Like you.

Why a Master's of Science in Education Law
from Nova Southeastern University?

Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center makes it possible for you to step up - and step in - to help improve the educational system and your own career. The online convenience of this degree program means that you'll be able to maintain your current professional and family responsibilities, while working toward a better future for teachers, school administrators, parents and children of all ages.

  • Get your Master's in Education Law in as little as two years
  • Study online, on your schedule, with only three campus visits required
  • Be admitted without GRE or LSAT exam requirements

Some professional experience in the education field is preferred, but we find that broad array of individuals looking to learn more about Education Law are also extremely well-suited to this opportunity. What is most important is your passion to advocate for children and young adults... in grades K-12, in need of special education or accommodations, and in pursuit of higher learning.

Online Education Law Program Highlights

This program at Nova Southeastern University will provide you with a solid understanding of education law, legal terminology and research techniques, as well as immerse you in the legal aspects of the structure, history and values underlying educational systems in the United States. You'll learn how to identify legal issues affecting students, teachers and school administrators, and how to partner with a lawyer on topics like:

  • No Child Left Behind
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Student Prayer and Free Speech
  • Bullying, Cyber-Stalking and Campus Safety
  • Educational Accountability, School Vouchers and Teacher Rights

The Future of Education Law

Most schools have, to date, left policies and procedures in the hands of educators. However, as the system becomes increasingly responsive to regulatory and legal mandates, there is a fast-emerging need for education law experts to join school districts and academic institutions nationwide.

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19% increase in secondary school opportunities by 2020, along with a 10% increase in K-12 education. Being able to respond to complex legal challenges that may determine educational decisions with widespread consequences will be an asset in the years ahead. The online Master's in Education Law from Nova Southeastern University can help prepare you for future opportunities where you can make a difference in young lives.

Shepard Broad Law Center

Shepard Broad Law Center

The Shepard Broad Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the American Association of Law Schools.

Online Master of Science


The Master of Science in Law program is accredited by the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is the largest private/independent university in Florida. Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Assocation of Colleges and Schools.