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Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Design & Technology, Non-Licensure

The School of Education through Liberty University Online offers several programs at the post-graduate level. The Doctor of Education 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.

The Ed.D. is a fifty-four-hour program and culminates in a capstone project.

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

Requirements (2019-20 and Later Degree Completion Plans)

  • General Information
    • EDUC 880 must be the final non-capstone course taken.
    • Field Experiences: Elective courses may require field experiences.
    • 3.0 GPA
  • Capstone Information
    • All non-capstone coursework must be completed before starting EDUC 880.
    • Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887, 888, 889 a maximum of two times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.
    • Enrollment in EDUC 890 is contingent on School of Education approval.
    • Starting with EDUC 880, candidates must continuously enroll in capstone coursework until the final defense. Candidates who break enrollment will be required to re-apply.

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

Degree Completion Plan and Course Sequencing Guide

Transfer Credit

View the doctoral transfer policies here. Capstone and Dissertation courses are not eligible to be transferred.


During your time in the Ed.D. program, you will have the option to complete several residential intensives on our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. We are confident that your academic journey will be enhanced by this experience as you engage with Liberty University faculty and staff, explore our expanding 7,000-acre campus, and build relationships with your classmates.

Handbook and Forms