EdS in Educational Leadership
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 post-graduate 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.
- General Information
- Degree Completion Plan and Course Guides
- Field Experiences:
- Field Experiences within EDUC 740 and 742 are required for candidates adding a school administration licensure endorsement.
- The School Administration licensure endorsement also requires field experiences through EDUC 648 and EDUC 699.
- 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
- Displays professionalism
View the doctoral transfer policies here.
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.