The School of Education through Liberty University Online offers numerous graduate programs at the master’s level. The Master of Education will prepare you for leadership roles in Christian, public, and private school systems. Coursework provides focused training for candidates seeking a position as a K–12 educator or those wanting to further their education in preparation of the pursuit of an Education Specialist or Doctor of Education degree.
Along with core courses, specializations offer more specific knowledge in a particular area of interest.
Certain prerequisites may be required by Liberty University’s School of Education for those seeking to become candidates in the master's program, specifically from candidates with a non-educational undergraduate background or those who meet the equivalent of an academic major in a liberal arts area.
The mission of the School of Education at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The faculty of the School of Education has delineated the dispositions that must be observable in each candidate of our programs at all levels:
Candidates may request to transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours into the M.Ed. program. Capstones, intensives, and most courses that require field experience are not eligible to be transferred. Courses must not be older than 5 years.
The School of Education strives to produce educators who model high standards before their peers. In keeping with this mission, candidates will complete a variety of field experiences in the K–12 school system as part of his/her program. Background checks have become a requirement in our partnerships with the school system. Out of respect for this, we require all candidates to complete a background check through CastleBranch.
The Gate system is designed as a set of checkpoints to ensure that candidates have completed the necessary requirements to successfully complete the program. The Gate system is an important part of maintaining a quality program as required by our licensing and accrediting bodies.
This program does not lead to state licensure or certification. Candidates in this program are not eligible to pursue a student teaching or internship semester.
Approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the CAEP Accreditation System.