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Do you want to reach the pinnacle of achievement in advanced education studies? Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program provides all of the critically advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, and learning theory you need to help make a positive impact on the world of education. Liberty’s online EdD degree is a model of high academic standards and leadership in education, providing specialized skills necessary to become an active administrator of institutions of learning.
Through Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education online program (EdD), you will engage with knowledgeable education professionals 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 Doctorate of Education program 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 Doctor of Education program integrates the doctoral dissertation research into your course material so that you can complete this comprehensive demonstration of your education expertise more quickly.
The core content of the online Doctor of Education (EdD) 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 program 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. While completing Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education online degree program, you will be able to choose specialized tracks in Educational Leadership to further equip you for an administrative role in K-12 or higher education, or a Curriculum and Instruction track, which will ensure that you have all the tools needed to achieve teaching excellence.
Liberty's online Doctor of Education 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 Admission Counselor for more information about adding licensure-track requirements to the online Doctorate in Education program.
You may also be interested in the online Education Specialist (EdS) Degree.
When the superintendent of his local public school system retired, Liberty University 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 (EdD)
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Students in this degree program are required to complete between three to four on-campus intensives. Most intensives are offered in a week-long course format, with a few being offered in a weekend format.
As a terminal degree, Liberty’s online Doctor in Education degree 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 receive a Doctor in Education online through Liberty’s EdD program will earn a degree 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.
Online Doctor of Education (EdD) students must choose a cognate. Please review information about each cognate below.
Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Educational Leadership, is designed to train you in best practices in education and technology to enhance student learning, to be a competent administrator, and to best serve students and their parents. This program will focus on translating classroom theory into the real-world application and provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage in an educational environment.
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Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to allow you to build on your foundation and further master all aspects of education. This Education Specialist doctorate has the flexibility and freedom to select some electives. With no specific cognate, you can mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion.
Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education will equip you for a variety of teaching roles within special education, general education, and community classroom settings. You will learn to use various theories, models, and strategies as a practical guide to solve problems as well as explore research and instructional approaches for managing student behaviors effectively with an emphasis on individualized, classroom, and school-wide behavior support.
Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Middle Grades Education will heighten your teaching ability through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities. You will learn about curriculum development, usage, and evaluation. Additionally, you will apply considerations of preadolescent physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development to various school processes and teacher interaction with middle school students and families.
Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education will address curriculum function, development, and evaluation. You will be provided with a detailed overview of technology usage in the classroom as it relates to student learning, the effectiveness of administrative processes, and service to students and parents. You will also learn to use various theories, models, and strategies as a practical guide to solving problems.
Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Special Education is designed to help you analyze processes for assessing students with special needs and ways of effectively using various technology for communication and collaboration and improving classroom instruction. You will learn to use various theories, models, and strategies as a practical guide to solving problems.