Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Education

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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.

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Program Format


Ed.D. students must choose a cognate:


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.)