Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
Dr. Beth Ackerman — Associate Dean, School of Education
Liberty University’s Education Specialist program is designed to prepare competent and effective leaders, like you, with a Christian worldview who will model high academic standards and assume a leadership role in the field of education. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for K-12 or university-level school positions. 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 well-suited for the professional educator, like you, seeking a salary increase or who has a desire to pursue a doctoral degree. As a student of this program you may choose a specialized cognate area along with your core courses in educational leadership.
This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 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.
$495 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
Program Delivery Format
30 total hours
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree
Ed.S. students must choose a concentration:
Curriculum and Instruction
Potential Career Options
Want to learn more?
Download a degree completion plan: