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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 of the critically advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, 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 – Secondary Education area of study will equip you for an advanced high school level teaching career and administration in your subject area of discipline with cutting-edge research, educational technology, and curriculum development tools.
If you want to become a more effective high school English teacher, biology teacher, history teacher, or in any other subject area, the online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education program will provide the balanced, advanced doctoral study you need to make you an expert in your field.
Through Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education online program, 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 Secondary Education area of study for the online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide a foundation of advanced education theory and best practices with direct, high school specialized tools and knowledge to enhance your current teaching environment. Liberty University’s EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with the Secondary Education area of study equips you with specialized knowledge in curriculum function, development, and evaluation, but also provides detailed training in classroom technology used for enriching high school education. Through online study and hands-on intensives, you will learn to apply doctoral-level research, in theory, educational models, and teaching techniques to solve practical problems in your secondary education discipline 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 Secondary Education area of study applies educational theory and advanced assessment techniques to high school teaching, giving you the tools you need to evaluate your current teaching methods and learning environment and make effective changes to achieve learning objectives and improve outcomes for high school students. You will practice advanced skills such as Behavioral Management and adapt content for Gifted Education programs so that you can broaden your knowledge base as an educator or administrator at the high school level. These education tools will provide the opportunity for career advancement and new education avenues as well as enable you to be a better high school teacher, whether it is in teaching English, History, Biology, or any other Secondary school discipline.
*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 already with initial licensure who pursue the online EdD degree may also include requirements for advanced and add-on licensures. Please speak to with 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.)