Frequently Asked Questions

What is the aim of the program?

The Education Law program is designed for the diverse population of education specialists that struggle with issues related to education and the law. It is intended to assist members of the education community understand and navigate the legal issues in education today. The program does not prepare students to practice law or to sit for any bar examination, but it does provide in depth instruction of the law, its function and the myriad of relation in education today.

Who enrolls in the program?

The program is designed for people in the field of education that deal with legal issues.

What are the admissions requirements?

The program is open to students who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited school with a minimum G.P.A of 2.5.

Do I have to take the GRE or the LSAT?

No, you need not take a standardized test to be admitted to the Masters in Education Law Program.

Will law students be in the same classes?

These courses are especially designed for master's-degree students.

Is the program accredited?

Yes. The Shepard Broad Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. NSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our program is also certified by the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.

Who is NSU?

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is the largest, private/independent university in Florida. NSU has provided traditional and distance educational options at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels to over 63,000 students since 1964.

How long will it take me to earn my Master of Science degree?

The Masters' of Science degree is a two 2-year program. Students take two classes at a time in 10 week formats.

Can I work while I earn my degree?

The masters program is designed to allow Education professionals to continue working while obtaining their degree. Students never have to leave their own homes. All coursework can be accomplished at a time most convenient to each student, without requiring compromise of career or other obligations.

Does that mean I am totally free to check into and out of my courses at any time?

It means that you are free to determine the times of day at which you wish to do your class work. The program is not, however, a free-form program permitting you to check in with each class infrequently. Rather, the courses provide a great deal of interactivity, requiring you to check into threaded discussion boards virtually each day.

For required live chats, professors attempt to find days/times that work for all students. In the event that a day/time chosen does not work for the student, the chats are recorded and the student will be asked to post or respond via email regarding the topics discussed in the chat.

Where will I take classes?

All courses are offered via the Web using Blackboard. Threaded discussions and live chats will be used.

So how does each class work?

Each course will require you to work, along with your classmates and your fellow students, on a series of modules. All students must proceed through the modules together. Within each module, which roughly represents about a week of course time. Classes are taught by full-time faculty members from NSU's Shepard Broad Law Center, as well as adjunct professors from all over the country.

What type of technical support is offered to students?

Technical support is available through the NSU Law Center's Help Desk as well as a comprehensive Web page devoted to troubleshooting Blackboard issues.

What types of courses will be taught?

Constitutional Issues in Education, Administrative Law, Remedies in Education Law, Understanding and Implementing Federal Legislation, Survey of Tort and Contract Law and Foundations in Education Law.

How will my diploma read?

Master of Science

Your diploma will be issued by Nova Southeastern University. Your diploma and final transcript will not show that the degree earned was via an online program. Graduates with no holds on their accounts will receive their diplomas and final official transcripts within thirty to sixty days after successfully completing the Individual Research project.

How much will this cost?

Tuition is $495* per course credit. Financial aid is available for those who qualify

When does the program start?

The program starts three times per year: Spring (April) Summer (July), Fall (September) and Winter (January).

How do I get help checking out items from the library?

Contact the main library at NSU, Alvin Sherman Library, 954-262-4613, for a library loan

What are the technical requirements?

*Tuition subject to change

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