Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction Middle Grades
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online with optional intensives
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 15 credit hours
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Make a Positive Impact on Students with Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education Degree

You have a passion for improving education in your classroom and beyond – and our online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education degree program will provide you with the advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, and learning theory skills you need to make a positive impact on the education field.

Our 100% online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education degree will help you become an expert in middle school level teaching, classroom management, and content development, so you can create fun and effective learning environments for your students and share your discoveries with other teachers across the nation. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Education in Middle Grades Education Degree?

At Liberty, we are dedicated to supporting you as a student, a professional, and an individual. Throughout your online doctoral degree program, you will learn from experienced professionals in the field of education who will mentor you as you develop into an advanced educator, administrator, and researcher. Our Ed.D. degree will prepare you to address problems in middle school education and share your research with your field, allowing you to impact students beyond your classroom. Our 100% online curriculum and instruction Ed.D. program gives you the flexibility you need to earn your doctorate degree without interfering with your personal or professional life.

Our online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades degree program can equip you to be an expert in middle school education best practices and advanced techniques. Throughout your online middle school education degree program, you will study young adolescents’ physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development, helping you form lesson plans that better meet their learning needs. Our middle school education doctoral degree is designed to give you the tools you need to enhance middle school education as a teacher, administrator, or curriculum developer.

What are the Benefits of the Our Online Doctorate in Education – Middle School Education Degree?

  • Completing an Ed.D. degree gives you a terminal educational credential that shows employers that you have reached the pinnacle of your field’s achievement.
  • Our online Doctor of Education degree gives you the opportunity to include licensure-track requirements for initial licensure, advanced licensure, or add-on licensure to your current credentials.
  • Completing the Ed.D. online program’s capstone project will allow you to make an impact in educational practice that can be the basis for publications, curriculum material products, and other publishing opportunities.
  • Our online Ed.D. degree program offers on-campus intensives, giving you the opportunity to test your knowledge and skills in a hands-on environment that will set you apart from fully online graduates.

Student Testimonial

When the superintendent of his local public school system retired, Liberty University Online graduate Dr. Richard J. Ney of New Jersey submitted his application for the position.

“After an intense round of interviews where I competed against a number of other qualified candidates, I was appointed superintendent and chief school administrator [in New Jersey]. I do not believe that I would have succeeded without having completed my doctoral studies at Liberty University.”

Dr. Richard J. Ney, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

What Will You Learn in Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Degree Program?

The core content of our online Ed.D. online program will enhance your understanding of essential educational concepts while giving you practical classroom management tools and helping you publish cutting-edge research. Our middle grades education doctoral degree applies advanced educational theory and assessment techniques to middle school classrooms, providing a wealth of new tools for middle school teachers, administrators, and curriculum developers. Building on this new knowledge, your capstone will help you formulate what you have learned into a major research project, giving you the opportunity to discover solutions to current education challenges.

Our online Ed.D. degree in middle school curriculum and instruction may be modified to fulfill initial teaching licensure requirements, or, if you already possess initial licensure, you may also include requirements for advanced and add-on licensures. Please speak with an admissions counselor for more information about adding licensure-track requirements to our online Ed.D. in Middle Grades Education degree program.

*Please note: Liberty University’s education programs are based on the State of Virginia’s grade level definitions. These definitions may vary from state to state.

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    Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education Degree Program Highlights

    • By earning your online Ed.D. degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
    • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years – and counting.
    • Optional intensives give you the chance to meet peers and professors in your online Ed.D. program while developing your writing and research for your final capstone project phase.
    • Our School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) as an educator preparation provider (EPP). 

    Similar Online Doctoral Education Degree Programs

    You may also be interested in our online education specialist (Ed.S.) degree or the secondary education and elementary education specializations of our Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program.

    Our Doctor of Education – Middle Grades Degree Information 

    • This online Ed.D. program falls under the School of Education.
    • Download and review this doctorate in education’s Degree Completion Plan.
    • View the Doctoral Advising Guide for more information about the research, intensives, and capstone project.
    • View the Graduate Course Syllabi (login required).
    • An education background check is required for all courses beyond EDUC 701.
    • Please note that some states may have additional steps and requirements for licensure.

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    Military Benefits of Our Online Doctorate in Education Degree 

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

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

    Potential Careers with a Middle Grades Education Ed.D. Degree

    • Curriculum Specialist
    • Instructional Supervisor
    • School Administrator
    • Middle School Teacher
    • College Administrator

    As a terminal degree, Liberty’s online doctorate in education will provide many new opportunities to students currently holding licensure, seeking advanced or add-on licensure, or who are working in a field that does not require licensure. Students who become a Doctor in Education through Liberty’s online Ed.D. degree program will receive a credential accredited by NCATE through CAEP and complete a doctoral capstone project that will demonstrate their abilities in specialized advanced research.

    As a graduate of the Ed.D. degree, students will be able to conduct additional research and content development in an academic setting, for third-party curriculum development companies, and work in K-12 districts to develop more effective learning content. Students may also be able to use their Ed.D. degree to teach undergraduate and often graduate-level college students.

    Admission Requirements for Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades Education Degree Program

    A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission Application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts
    • Proof of English proficiency

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.