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Liberty University’s, NCATE accredited, Doctor of Education offers you advanced training for a role in higher education. With the purpose of developing skilled and effective leaders, the program is a model of high academic standards and leadership in education. Specialized courses develop the skills necessary to become a teacher, superintendent, principal, college instructor, or any other academic position requiring strong leadership skills and decision-making abilities. This program is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
Review the Advising Guide and program-specific accreditations for further information.
Ed.D. students must choose a specialization:
Liberty University’s 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 an effective administrator, and to best service students and their parents. This program will focus on translating classroom theory into real-world application and provide you with the skills and knowledge to effective lead and management in an education environment.
This program is ideal for those interested in:
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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 a 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:
Liberty University’s Doctor of 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.
You will develop an understanding of:
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, 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 solve 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 solve problems.
This program will help you develop proficiency in:
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.)