Dr. Beth Ackerman — Associate Dean, School of Education
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Liberty University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) program prepares you for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Courses provide specialized preparation for those seeking credentials for a K–12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Education Specialist degree or Doctor of Education. Along with core courses, you choose a Cognate to gain in-depth knowledge in your chosen field. Cognates include Administration and Supervision, Teaching and Learning, Program Specialist, and School Counseling.
Approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Liberty’s program is state-approved for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Learn more about program specific accreditations.
Please review our Advising Guide for specifics concerning your education degree.
Teaching & Learning * (2)
* Students with a Program Specialist or Teaching and Learning cognates must choose a specialization.
Transfer Credit Up to 6 hours of master's-level courses may be accepted, as applicable, into the Master of Education degree program (up to 12 hours in the School Counseling program). In order for transfer credit to be evaluated students must first apply and be accepted to the Master's program, then request a transcript evaluation by emailing the Registrar's office at email@example.com. Only original, official, and unopened transcripts will be evaluated. Courses from a completed degree are not eligible for transfer. For more information regarding transfer credit, please call the Graduate Admissions office at (800) 424-9595, option 2.
After completing the non-licensure M.Ed. program in Teaching and Learning through Liberty University Online, Chris Mitcheltree began pursuing Pennsylvania licensure for Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction.
“Because Liberty’s degree plan allowed me choose a lot of my courses, I looked up those required to fill a Curriculum and Instruction degree [in Pennsylvania] and took the Liberty courses most closely related to those. I sent all my coursework and course descriptions to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, took the state Praxis exam — and waited. I finally got that beautiful piece of blue paper with the gold seal in the mail! They are not requiring any additional classes. Liberty did it all!"
$465 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
$25 intensive fee
Program Delivery Format
There are no residency requirements for the Teaching and Learning concentration. All other concentrations have 9–12 hours of residency requirements.
36 total hours (48 total hours for the School Counseling concentration)
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree
A 3 credit hour internship/student teaching is a required part of the M.Ed. program.
(1) Available for advanced licensure in Virginia— students pursuing these concentrations for licensure must already hold an initial teaching license.
(2) With the exception of the add on licensure that may be available through the Early Childhood and Gifted Cognates, licensure is not available for Teaching and Learning Programs.
(3) No prior teaching license required
Two years of teaching or counseling experience required
- may be acquired during M.Ed. program
- may be acquired while employed as assistant counselor with provisional license
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