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EdS in Curriculum & Instruction: Elementary Education


The School of Education through Liberty University Online offers several programs at the post-graduate level. The Education Specialist program prepares candidates to be competent, effective leaders with a Christian worldview who will model high standards and assume a leadership role in the field of education. Leaders in the field of education are seen as those who assume a facilitating role in accomplishing the goals and objectives of an education system, whether it be as a teacher, superintendent, principal, curriculum director, instructional supervisor, or university administrator.

Certain prerequisites may be required by Liberty University’s School of Education for those seeking to become candidates in the postgraduate program, specifically from candidates with a non-educational undergraduate background or those who meet the equivalent of an academic major in a liberal arts area.

Licensure options are available with the completion of additional requirements.


  • General Information
    • Field Experiences:
      • Field Experiences within EDUC 740 and 742 are required for candidates adding a school administration licensure endorsement.
      • Elective courses may also require field experiences.
    • Capstone: EDUC 798
      • This course must be taken in the final semester. EDUC 798 is not transferable into the Ed.D. program.
    • 3.0 GPA

Framework and Dispositions

The mission of the School of Education at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The faculty of the School of Education has delineated the dispositions that must be observable in each candidate of our programs at all levels:

  • Displays a sense of social responsibility,
  • Demonstrates commitment/work ethic,
  • Demonstrates reflective practice,
  • Displays personal integrity, and
  • Displays professionalism.

Degree Completion Plan and Course Sequencing Guide

Transfer Credit

View the doctoral transfer policies here.

Licensure Information

Candidates on a 2019-20 or previous Degree Completion Plan may pursue an optional licensure endorsement by following the requirements on the final page of the Degree Completion Plan. Requirements for licensure include additional courses, exams, and other state-approved requirements.

Approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the CAEP Accreditation System.