Dr. Beth Ackerman — Associate Dean, School of Education
Associate of Arts in Education (Non-licensure)
As an individual with a desire to further your education and gain insight into the foundational principles of education, earning your Associate of Arts in Education (A.A. in Education) will equip you with the specialized knowledge, insight, and skills you need to achieve your goals and succeed in your career.
Liberty University’s online A.A. in Education program approaches the discipline of education from a Christian perspective, offering a firm foundation from which to gain understanding of educational behavior and development. You will study current educational trends practiced in today’s private and public schools, while gaining insight into the development and influence of a Christian worldview in education. Courses give you the opportunity to evaluate educational methods and interventions, such as differentiated learning and direct instruction. You will be given the opportunity to create lesson plans and units for the purpose of educational planning.
The A.A. in Education degree provides a foundation for continuing into our Bachelor of Science in Education. The program also includes the study of theories and methodologies that will be of use in Christian, private, and public child care facilities, churches, and homes. This program will not qualify you to sit for state or ACSI licensure tests.
$325 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
60 total hours
15 must be taken through Liberty
Note: No practicum is required.
Why choose an associate degree?
Your associate degree allows you to quickly jump-start your career, opening the door to your future.
Seamlessly transition from your associate into a bachelor’s degree program, also offered online through Liberty University. Earn two degrees in the time it takes to earn one.
Want to learn more?
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