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Do you want to reach the pinnacle of achievement for advanced education studies? Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program provides all critically advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, and learning theory skills and knowledge needed to help you make a positive impact on the world of education. Liberty University’s online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education will make you an expert in Middle School level teaching, classroom management, and content development so that you can create fun and effective learning environments for students.
Through Liberty University’s online Doctoral degree in Education, you will engage with knowledgeable professionals in the field of education who will mentor you in your development as an advanced educator, administrator, and researcher. The EdD degree offers a robust theoretical framework that extends your teaching methods and theories to a higher order of application, allowing you to evaluate and address teaching challenges in K-12 institutions and at the university level. Liberty’s online EdD degree allows you to focus on your coursework at home and complete essential hands-on training with flexible scheduling that will meet your practical needs. Unlike many doctoral programs, Liberty’s online EdD degree integrates the doctoral dissertation research into your course material so that you can complete this comprehensive demonstration of your education expertise more quickly.
The Middle Grades Education area of study for the online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction program equips you to be an expert in middle school education best practices and advanced techniques. Through your online middle school education degree content and hands-on intensives, your teaching and lesson planning skills will be enhanced by applying the study of young adult’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development with cutting-edge curriculum development and evaluation tools. The Middle Grades Education area of study is designed to give you all of the tools you will need to enhance middle school education as a teacher, administrator, or curriculum developer.
The core content of the online EdD online program will enhance your understanding of core educational concepts while giving you practical classroom management tools and helping you publish cutting-edge research. The online EdD degree advances your skills in quantitative and qualitative methods of research, establishes advanced learning theory and research skills, and provides many other essential competencies for advanced educators.
The Middle Grades Education area of study applies the educational theory and advanced assessment techniques to middle school teaching, providing a wealth of new tools for middle school teachers, administrators, and curriculum developers working with students from sixth to eighth grade. These tools include studies in advanced curriculum theory and issues and trends in technology and learning to give you innovative approaches to lesson planning and engagement, but also include specialized studies in how young adults develop in relation to their communities and professional development. As your middle school students transition from Primary to Secondary education, the Middle Grades Education area of study will help you give guidance and support to move forward.
*Please note: Liberty University’s education programs are based on the State of Virginia’s grade level definitions. These definitions may vary from state to state.
Liberty's online EdD degree may be modified to fulfill initial teaching licensure requirements for Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Special Education. Students who possess initial licensure who pursue the online EdD degree may also include requirements for advanced and add-on licensures. Please speak with an Admissions Counselor for more information about adding licensure-track requirements to the online EdD degree.
You may also be interested in the online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree.
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As a terminal degree, Liberty’s online Doctorate in Education will provide many new opportunities to students currently holding licensure, seeking advanced or add-on licensure, or who are working in a field that does not require licensure. Students who become a Doctor in Education through Liberty’s online EdD degree will receive a credential accredited by NCATE and will complete a doctoral dissertation that will demonstrate specialized advanced research.
You will also gain hands-on experience through group work and research mentorship so that as a graduate of the EdD degree you will be able to conduct additional research and content development in an academic setting, for third-party curriculum development companies, work in K-12 districts to develop more effective learning content, and teach at the college level. As supplemental income through adjunct college teaching, or in seeking a full-time higher education position with a college, you may be able to use your EdD degree to teach undergraduate and often graduate-level college students.
When the superintendent of his local public school system retired, Liberty University Online graduate Dr. Richard J. Ney of New Jersey submitted his application for the position.
“After an intense round of interviews where I competed against a number of other qualified candidates, I was appointed superintendent and chief school administrator [in New Jersey]. I do not believe that I would have succeeded without having completed my doctoral studies at Liberty University.”
Dr. Richard J. Ney, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)