Education Specialist Educational Leadership

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

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Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership

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Whether you are seeking to enhance your teaching or educational leadership skills, Liberty University’s post-graduate education specialist degree in educational leadership will help you achieve this goal. Strong leadership in the education system is imperative for ensuring proper implementation strategies are taken for increased academic success. Our education specialist training is designed to prepare competent and capable leaders like you with a Christian worldview, so you can model high academic standards and assume a leadership role in the field of education. We want to see you succeed, which is why we make it our goal to equip you with the necessary tools required for serving as a valuable asset to your school and community.

This program is accredited by the NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) standards through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). Each online course provided within your distance learning degree specializes in preparation for individuals seeking credentials for K-12 or university-level school positions. You will develop the skills necessary to assume a facilitating role in accomplishing the goals and objectives of an education system as well as be able to serve in administration and other higher tiers of education.

  • Leadership Principles and Ethics
  • Education Leadership and Public Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • School Law

The flexible and affordable Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree provides the ability to select specific courses that speak to your passion for education while building on your leadership and management skills. Within the program, you have the option to take two on-campus intensives which serve as a valuable opportunity to create professional relationships with leading individuals in the field of education through peer and professor interactions.

Please note that the Ed.S. is not designed for licensure, though you may opt to seek initial licensure, advanced licensure, and add-on endorsements through this program by following the licensure stipulations.

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher
  • College Administrator
  • By earning your Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) online degree from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • This program is accredited by the NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) standards through the CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
  • You can complete this education specialist program in as little as one year.

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 degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

 

30

Credit Hours

1

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Up to six credit hours can be transferred to Liberty

Next Start Date

Jun 24, 2019

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

 

Experience that Matters to You

As a fully accredited Christian college with a 7,000+-acre campus in Lynchburg, Va., 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?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • 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.

Gold Medal School of Distinction Liberty University

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

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 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 sees 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.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

Why We’re Nonprofit

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 non-profit university and has not increased tuition in four straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is the valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Tuition Comparison

Tuition amounts are for an entire degree and all tuition rates and credit hour requirements are based on data published on competitor’s websites as of 11/28/18. Therefore, this information is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate. All tuition data and credit hour requirements are for online programs. Individual institutions may charge additional fees above published tuition costs. Rates are subject to change.

Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Available for: Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses. Also available to first responders.

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.