Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Education (Non-Licensure)
Help the Next Generation Succeed with an Associate Degree in Education
Enter the rewarding world of education and reach the youngest, best, and brightest hope for our future with an online associate degree in education from Liberty University. Watch the spark of understanding in a young child’s eyes. Learn to guide them and teach them how to learn independently of their teacher. At Liberty University, we are committed to providing the highest quality education based on the principles of God’s Word. Whether you want to teach your children at home, pursue a formal degree, or take your first steps toward state licensure as a teacher, Liberty’s Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Education can help you reach your goals.
Because Liberty’s A.A. in Education is available 100% online, you can continue investing in the people and things that are important to you while you study how students learn best, explore the latest teaching technologies, and develop practical teaching skills. And through it all, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art digital resources through Liberty’s online curriculum library.
As an accredited Christian university, Liberty offers you education training that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and one important way we do that is by educating those who educate others — so you can impact the next generation for Christ. All of Liberty’s online A.A. in Education courses are taught from a Christian perspective in a state-of-the-art online learning environment so you can confidently gain the skills and education expertise you need to feel equipped to teach.
Liberty University has been paving the way in distance education since the mid-1980s — you’ll benefit from our 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you. As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty has proven to have the resources, reputation, and academic excellence it takes to give you a flexible and affordable teacher training education.
What Will You Learn in Our A.A. in Education?
- Study the foundational learning theory that explains how students can learn better
- Explore exciting instructional technologies that will help you create a fun and effective classroom
- Develop practical in-demand teaching skills for classroom management and helping students conquer their learning challenges
Liberty’s education associate online degree will give you a broad understanding of education and general education competencies while providing you with a marketable credential to use as you continue on to a bachelor’s degree. This program serves as an excellent step toward completing your Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree, which can help you earn your teaching license, pursue full-time teaching roles, and specialize in teaching a specific age group.
You may also be interested in exploring our associate degree in early childhood education or our bachelor’s degree in education.
Career Opportunities for Graduates of the A.A. in Education
- Homeschool teacher
- Preschool teacher
- Private school teacher
- Teacher’s aide
Benefits of the Education Associate Degree
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 among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online AA in Education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
- You can complete our education associate degree online in as little as 1.5 years.
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
- 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 – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 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)
- Potential college credit for military training
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
NCATE through CAEP
Experience That Matters to You
As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
And what’s that?
- Academic Quality
These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.
We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.
Why Choose Liberty University?
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Maximize Your Time
Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.
Grow in Your Faith
All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.
Access Academic Support
Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.
At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!
As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.
While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.
For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.
87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.
Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!
Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.