Is Education Broken? Here’s Your Chance to Fix It

Okay, that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. With the right tools, you can protect and improve education in this country. One of those tools is a Master of Science in Education Law from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. The growth of a whole generation of children is being shaped by litigation among teacher unions, academic institutions, financial aid providers, and government agencies. What these students need is a legal advocate to safeguard their education. If you are an educator who would like to take your profession to a deeper level of impact, this could be your best next step. Together, we all rise.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU's Master of Science in Education Law program is 36 credits and can be completed in as little as two years. Choose from three concentrations.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Education Law are offered fully online.

Tuition

Tuition is $758 per credit hour for full-time students. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details.

Start Dates

Program start dates are available in September (Fall term), January (Winter term), April (Spring term) and June (Summer term).

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Fast-Track Option

If you’re eager to make a difference, NSU Law offers an M.S. in Law Fast-Track option to give you an edge even faster. Work with your admissions adviser to design a custom plan of study and complete any of our four M.S. in Law degree programs in just one year (four terms).

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I would not have been able to attain the deep understanding of the subject matter or enjoy the learning experience as much as I did without the faculty and my fellow students."

AMY ROSS BRADL M.S. '19
NSU alumni Amy Ross Bradl

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Career Potential

Professionals in careers like these have benefitted from the M.S. program.

$97,500

Higher Education Administrator

$65,920

Special Education Teacher

$65,300

Elementary Teacher

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Master of Science in Education Law Curriculum

Core
Credits
MLAW 1020
Legal Research Methods and Reasoning (MLAW 1020 / Credits: 3 )
3
MLAW 1032
Federal Privacy Law (MLAW 1032 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 1035
Professional Communication (MLAW 1035 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 1036
Legal Foundations (MLAW 1036 / Credits: 3 )
3
Program Core
Credits
MEDL 1040
Ethical Issues in Education Law (MEDL 1040 )
MEDL 1070
Federal Legislation in Education (MEDL 1070 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 1080
Constitutional Law in the Classroom (MEDL 1080 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 1030
Special Education Advocacy Workshop (MEDL 1030 / Credits: 2 )
2
Capstone
Credits
MLAW 3025
Individual Research Project Seminar (MLAW 3025 / Credits: 4 )
4
1 Elective ( / Credits: 2 )
2
OR ( )
MLAW 3028
Individual Research Project Honors Thesis (MLAW 3028 / Credits: 2 )
2
* If a student applies to take the Honors Thesis as part of their Capstone, the total number of electives is reduced to 12. ( )
Electives and Concentrations
Students must complete 12-14 credits of electives to complete their degree. * Students may choose from 14 credits of electives they are interested in or choose a specific combination of electives to earn a concentration. ( )
Courses
Credits
MLAW 3005
Principles of Information Security (MLAW 3005 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3006
Cyber and Information Crimes (MLAW 3006 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3007
Electronic Commerce and Digital Trade (MLAW 3007 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3008
Cyber Law and Modern Mass Communications Policy (MLAW 3008 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MLAW 2085
Effective Advocacy Skills (MLAW 2085 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 2030
School Discipline Law (MEDL 2030 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3010
Alternative Dispute Resolution (MLAW 3010 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MEDL 1030
Special Education Advocacy Workshop (MEDL 1030 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2035
Response to Intervention (MLAW 2035 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 2075
Bullying and Harassment (MEDL 2075 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MEDL 2080
Advanced Topics in School Liability (MEDL 2080 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3010
Alternative Dispute Resolution (MLAW 3010 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 2075
Bullying and Harassment (MEDL 2075 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 3000
Civil Rights Law (MEDL 3000 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 2040
Contemporary Issues in Education (MEDL 2040 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3006
Cyber and Information Crimes (MLAW 3006 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3008
Cyber Law and Modern Mass Communication Policy (MLAW 3008 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2090
Dealing with Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (MLAW 2090 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2085
Effective Advocacy Skills (MLAW 2085 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3007
Electronic Commerce and Digital Trade (MLAW 3007 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2055
Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (MLAW 2055 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2070
Labor Law: Laws Regulating Unions and Management (MLAW 2070 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2060
Law Regulating Wages and Hours (MLAW 2060 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2030
Preventing Workplace Harassment (MLAW 2030 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3005
Principles of Information Security (MLAW 3005 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2035
Response to Intervention (MLAW 2035 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEDL 2030
School Discipline Law (MEDL 2030 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2050
Trends in Employee Relations Law (MLAW 2050 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2095
Workers Compensation (MLAW 2095 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2081
Current Topics in School Law (MLAW 2081 / Credits: 2 )
2

Note: M.S. in Law degree programs do not prepare students to practice law or sit for a bar examination. Only the professional J.D. degree will prepare you to practice law.

Visit the M.S. in Education Law curriculum to view detailed course descriptions.

The Master of Science in Law Program has seven expected learning outcomes for students in each program.

Access to NSU Alumni Career Services

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NSU Alumni have access to career services offered by the Office of Career Development (CAPS) including job search assistance and interview preparation.

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