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EdD Curr And Instr Secondary Education Online Degree Program
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100% Online, 8-Week Courses
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Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018
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NCATE

Guide Our Future Leaders Towards Excellence with an Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education Degree

Do you want to reach the pinnacle of achievement for advanced education studies? Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program provides all of the critically advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, learning theory skills and knowledge needed to help you make a positive impact on the world of education. Liberty University’s online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education area of study will equip you for an advanced high school level teaching career and administration in your subject area of discipline with cutting-edge research, educational technology, and curriculum development tools.

If you want to become a more effective high school English teacher, biology teacher, history teacher, or in any other subject area, the online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education program will provide the balanced, advanced doctoral study you need to make you an expert in your field.

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Why Liberty’s Online Doctorate in Education?

Through Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education online program, you will engage with knowledgeable professionals in the field of education who will mentor you in your development as an advanced educator, administrator, and researcher. The EdD degree offers a robust theoretical framework that extends your teaching methods and theories to a higher order of application, allowing you to evaluate and address teaching challenges in K-12 institutions and at the university level. Liberty’s online EdD degree allows you to focus on your coursework at home and complete essential hands-on training with flexible scheduling that will meet your practical needs.

Unlike many doctoral programs, Liberty’s online EdD degree integrates the doctoral dissertation research into your course material so that you can complete this comprehensive demonstration of your education expertise more quickly.

The Secondary Education area of study for the online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide a foundation of advanced education theory and best practices with direct, high school specialized tools and knowledge to enhance your current teaching environment. Liberty University’s EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with the Secondary Education area of study equips you with specialized knowledge in curriculum function, development, and evaluation, but also provides detailed training in classroom technology used for enriching high school education. Through online study and hands-on intensives, you will learn to apply doctoral-level research, in theory, educational models, and teaching techniques to solve practical problems in your secondary education discipline as a teacher, administrator, or curriculum developer.

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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 the Ed.D. Program?

The core content of the online EdD online program will enhance your understanding of core educational concepts while giving you practical classroom management tools and helping you publish cutting-edge research. The online EdD degree advances your skills in Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of research, establishes Advanced Learning Theory and Research skills, and provides many other essential competencies for advanced educators.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of the Ed.D. Online Program

  • By earning your EdD online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • You will learn how to create and administer effective educational environments.
  • You will develop educational management skills and foster leadership in teachers and students.
  • Residential intensives give you the chance to meet peers and professors while developing your writing and research for your final dissertation phase.
  • You can complete Liberty’s EdD online 3-year program that includes an integrated Dissertation process that allows you to work toward your final research project while completing your coursework.

     You may also be interested in the online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree.

Doctor of Education Online – Secondary Education Degree Information and Requirements

  • This program falls under the School of Education.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • View the Doctoral Advising Guide for more information about the research, intensives, and dissertation project.
  • 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.
  • View the Graduate Course Syllabi (login required).
  • The 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) 

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Military Benefits

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

Potential Career Options for Ed.D. Graduates with the Secondary Education Focus

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • School Administrator
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher (as defined by each state)
  • 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 EdD degree will receive a credential accredited by NCATE and will complete a doctoral dissertation that will demonstrate specialized advanced research.

You will also gain hands-on experience through group work and research mentorship so that as a graduate of the EdD degree you will be able to conduct additional research and content development in an academic setting, for third-party curriculum development companies, work in K-12 districts to develop more effective learning content, and teach at the college level. As supplemental income through adjunct college teaching, or in seeking a full-time higher education position with a college, you may be able to use your EdD degree to teach undergraduate and often graduate-level college students.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ed.D. Degree

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*
  • Statement of Purpose (login required)
  • 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.