Associate Degree in Education (Non-Licensure) Education Foundations Program


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you seeking a career in education? Do you want to become a teacher but aren’t ready to commit to a specific career path? Are you passionate about helping children learn and making a positive impact on the next generation?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Education program may be right for you! This online degree is a great first step to take in your teaching journey. You’ll gain the tools needed to help students of all ages learn, grow, and succeed in school. After completing this A.A. degree, you can either start working in the education sector or pursue a bachelor’s degree.

At Liberty, we seek to equip qualified educators who are leaders in their field. Partner with us and get started on the path to teaching with our associate degree in education.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you’re worried that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities, we have just what you need. Our A.A. in Education program is offered 100% online, which means you won’t have to relocate or leave your job to earn your degree! You can easily access your study materials whenever you need them and complete your courses when it’s most convenient for you.

Choosing Liberty means choosing a degree that prepares you for the real world. As pioneers in distance learning, we don’t just offer flexibility — we offer programs led by professors who are experts in their field. Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can be confident that the skills and credentials gained at Liberty can help you stand out to employers.

Our education associate degrees are non-licensure programs. However, you can transfer in credits from your associate degree and pursue licensure through one of our 100% online Bachelor of Education programs! With Liberty, you’ll be equipped to lead with excellence and integrity in the education field.

You will begin your degree studying core competencies like English and mathematics and then take courses in information literacy, social science, and cultural studies. After completing a variety of general education courses, you’ll take several education classes that will give you a broad overview of the field.

This program provides an introduction to the major trends and issues facing today’s education professionals. You’ll be equipped to pick a career path, understand the historical and philosophical roots of education, and evaluate the rewards and challenges of a teaching career. You’ll also explore the many factors that influence education, including law, ethics, cultural diversity, and society.

An understanding of how people learn is essential for all educators. Our A.A. in Education program will help bolster your résumé and teaching portfolio and give you insight into various learning theories. You’ll learn how to adapt and personalize your teaching style to meet the needs of all types of students. Our course in childhood psychology will help you understand children’s mental, emotional, and social needs, allowing you to effectively serve society’s youngest learners.

At Liberty, we can equip you with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to launch your career by providing solid foundational training in educational behavior and development. This degree will highlight practical methods for creating lesson plans, developing teaching strategies, and managing classrooms. With an accredited program that includes real-world training, you can become a skilled, ethical educator who inspires students and fosters their curiosity.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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

*Not applicable to certificates.