Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Education Specialist

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Education Specialist
School of Education 


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.

Learn more about program specific accreditations.

Please review our Advising Guide for specifics concerning your education degree.

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.


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree


*Optional Intensives are available


Specializations

Students pursuing the Educational Specialist program must select a specialization. Explore more information about each specialization below.

  • Educational Leadership

    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.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Advanced school law.
    • Conflict resolution.
    • Educational Leadership and public relations.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Curriculum Specialist
    • Instructional Supervisor
    • School Administrator
    • Teacher
    • College Administrator
       

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  • Curriculum and Instruction

    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 specialization, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion. 

    This program will encompass:

    • Issues and trends in exceptionality.
    • Leadership principles and ethics.
    • Curriculum theory.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Curriculum Specialist
    • Instructional Supervisor
    • Teacher
       

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  • Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education

    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.

    This program will encompass:

    • Organization and design of gifted education programs.
    • Behavior management.  
    • Technology practices for instructional improvement.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Elementary Educator
    • Gifted-Student Instructor
    • School Administrator
       

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  • Curriculum and Instruction - Middle-Grades Education

    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.

    You will develop an understanding of:

    • Professional development in middle grades.
    • Young adolescents, schools and communities.
    • Issues and trends in teaching and learning.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Gifted-Student Instructor
    • Middle School Educator
    • School Administrator
       

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  • Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education

    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.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Technology and diversity.
    • Theories of educational leadership.
    • Issues and trends in technology and learning.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Gifted-Student Instructor
    • High School Educator
    • School Administrator
       

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  • Curriculum and Instruction - Special Education

    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.

    This program will help you develop proficiency in:

    • Issues and trends in exceptionality.
    • Technology practices for instructional improvement.
    • Tests and measurements.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Gifted-Student Instructor
    • School Administrator
    • Special Needs Educator
       

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