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State Requirements

Licensure Information

The residential and online undergraduate teacher education programs and graduate-level Master of Arts in Teaching degrees are designed to lead to initial licensure as outlined by the Virginia Departments of Education.

 

The Master of Education: Administration & Supervision, Reading Specialist, and Math Specialist programs are designed to lead to advanced licensure, as also outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Liberty University, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding licensure for their particular state.

 

Students should be aware of the following before enrolling in one of Liberty University’s education programs:

  • State regulations regarding licensure opportunities if an applicant has a previous felony conviction, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, and/or a founded case of child abuse and neglect.
  • State regulations regarding the type and number of academic courses and practicum/internship/student teaching hours.
  • The state accreditation requirements for educational institutions.
  • The state regulations and requirements for online education programs.

Disclosure Statement

Enrollment in one of the School of Education licensure programs does not guarantee a degree from Liberty or qualification for licensure. Students are responsible for meeting all academic and professional requirements for graduation. Further information regarding these academic and professional requirements are outlined on the Liberty University website. Students enrolled in a licensure program are responsible for knowing the material outlined for their program. Further, it is the sole responsibility of the student, not the program, to obtain information regarding prerequisites for licensure as outlined by their particular state Department of Education.

 

The information provided below is subject to change without notice. Liberty University is not responsible for knowing when changes occur. Additionally, there might be other states with unique licensure requirements. Please reference our State Approval Disclosures page for further information.


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