Online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degrees

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Get an Edge in Education with an Online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree

Do you have a passion for making learning fun and effective? Liberty University’s online Education Specialist degree can give you the foundation you need to do just that. 

Working at the postgraduate level in our 100% online Ed.S. degree program, you will be immersed in advanced education study. You will research topics like learning theory, assessment, and curriculum development – all based on the best practices of the field. 

Liberty’s postgraduate education programs offer advanced studies of learning theory and research to prepare you for education leadership and advanced teaching in K-12 and university settings.

Some of the things you can benefit from in Liberty’s education degrees include:

  • Courses on how to implement the newest learning technologies into the classroom for more effective learning
  • Cutting-edge institutional-level testing and measurement techniques
  • Opportunities to network with peers and professors as well as conduct research for your dissertation or capstone project

Licensure requirements may vary by state. Please research your state’s licensure or reciprocity requirements here:

*All of our School of Education initial and advanced licensure programs are accredited by CAEP.

Potential Careers for Ed.S. Graduates

  • Academic affairs director
  • College administrator
  • College or university professor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educator
  • Gifted student instructor
  • High school educator
  • Instructional supervisor
  • K-12 principal
  • Middle school teacher
  • Postsecondary administration
  • School administrator

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, all of our School of Education initial and advanced licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means you can be confident you are investing in an industry-recognized credential that will help you meet your goals.

What Are the Benefits of Earning an Ed.S. at Liberty University?

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s state-of-the-art online learning environment offers you a wide variety of learning methods, including simulations, recorded lectures, digital collaboration tools, and more to help you engage with your studies and learn practical teaching skills.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • The Ed.S. degree allows you to potentially transfer in up to 27 credits to our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree to give you a jumpstart on your doctorate!

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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