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Liberty University’s, NCATE accredited, Education Specialist, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you to competently and effectively lead by modeling high academic standards and assume a leadership role in the field of education. You will develop the skills necessary to assume a facilitating role in accomplishing the goals and objectives of an education system. This degree program is desirable if you are seeking a salary increase or have a desire to pursue a doctoral degree. This program is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
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Please note: The Education Specialist program is a non-licensure program; however, if you wish to obtain licensure, refer to the additional courses listed on the bottom of the degree completion plan linked below.
*Optional Intensives are available
Students pursuing the Educational Specialist program must select a cognate. Explore more information about each cognate below.
Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent Education Specialist program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific cognate, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion.
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Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education, 100% online program, will equip you to teach in a variety of special education, general education, and community classroom settings. You will explore research and instructional approaches for managing student behavior effectively with an emphasis on individualized, classroom, and school-wide behavior support.
Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Middle Grades Education, 100% online program, will increase your ability to effectively assess teaching strategies through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities. You will learn about curriculum development, usage, and evaluation. Additionally, you will analyze various school processes and teacher interactions with middle school students and families, giving special attention to preadolescent physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education, 100% online program, will help you examine research and instructional approaches for managing student behaviors effectively with an emphasis on individualized, classroom, and school-wide behavior support. This program addresses curriculum function, development, and evaluation as well as provides a detailed overview of technology usage in the classroom.
Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Special Education, 100% online program, will equip you with tools and strategies for meeting the educational requirements of students who have special learning needs, come from differing socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and have varying learning styles. You will explore research and instructional approaches for managing behaviors effectively with an emphasis on individualized, classroom, and school-wide behavior support.
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Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the tools and skills to address educational technology and administration with the leadership skills required to succeed in the higher tiers of education. You will have the opportunity to select specific courses that speak to your passion in education while building on your leadership and management skills.
Liberty University’s online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Higher Education Administration degree equips students with knowledge regarding student affairs, intercollegiate athletic administration, or general administration in college and university settings. This degree will also further expand options for students to pursue an advanced degree in higher education administration, while providing a seamless transition into the Ph.D. Higher Education Administration program as it shares similar program learning outcomes.
This degree promotes an understanding of academic and professional foundation in relation to post-secondary education fields. The Ed.S. will provide students in a variety of post-secondary career fields the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their career in the workplace.