Online Masters Degree In Education

Why Choose One of Liberty University’s Online Master’s in Education Programs?

Children need strong role models who can help them grow into responsible citizens and impactful young adults. As an educator, you are responsible for shaping young minds and helping your students become the best individuals they can be. The work you do is a vital part of training up the next generation and making a difference – one student at a time.

If you currently work in education and want to advance your career, or if you’re looking to get started in this field for the first time, Liberty University’s School of Education offers many types of master’s degrees in education that can help you get where you need to go. Our flexible courses are designed to fit your busy schedule, so you can pursue your goals without putting your life on hold.

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Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Our education master’s degrees can help equip you to educate and guide students at all levels. We offer non-licensure paths as well as paths to initial licensure, add-on endorsement, and advanced licensure in education – so you can pursue the credentials you need for your dream job.
  • All of our School of Education initial and advanced licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Our School of Education is committed to providing a quality education based on ethical principles. By earning your master’s degree in education from Liberty, you can learn to be a positive influence in the lives of young people in your school and community.
  • Many of our master’s degree in education programs have field experience requirements, such as practicums, internships, or student teaching placements. These can be completed at an approved location near you, allowing you to gain valuable experience for your résumé!

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved, licensure-track graduate education programs, you may apply for your license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

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Available Education Master’s Programs Online

Our School of Education has many available programs and specializations, so you can earn the degree you need to pursue your professional goals.

Our 3 main programs are the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies. Take a look below and find out how you can take the next step toward making a difference in the lives of students!

If you need guidance or have any questions, please call an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596.

Master of Arts in Educational Studies

Customizable, non-licensure program designed to help you personalize your degree to your unique goals

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Leads to initial teaching licensure. Some programs have the option for dual endorsement or earning a dual M.A.T. to Ed.S. degree.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Non-licensure, add-on endorsement, and advanced licensure options

Not ready to pursue a full degree? Check out our graduate education certificates to find out how you can fast-track your master’s-level training!

What can you do with a master’s degree in education?

As someone with a heart for students, you are probably excited about the idea of earning your education degree. Whether you want to get into the classroom immediately or make an impact on young minds in a different capacity, earning your education master’s degree from Liberty University can help you get there.

If you’re interested in becoming a first-time licensed teacher, you may want to consider getting your Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University. We have designed this program to help you meet the requirements for initial state teaching licensure. You can become equipped to teach in elementary, middle, special education, and high school classrooms.

If you’re already a licensed teacher looking for additional expertise, add-on licensure, or career advancement, then you may want to consider one of Liberty’s Master of Education degrees. Depending on the program you choose, you can become equipped to work as a K-12 or higher education administrator, a math or reading specialist, a gifted education teacher, and more! An M.Ed. is also a great option if you want to work in education but don’t necessarily need licensure (for instance, if you want to work in a private school or other non-licensure setting).

If you are a licensed educator preparing to take the next step in your career or a brand-new education professional looking to work in a non-licensure capacity, our M.A. in Educational Studies is a great option. This program can help you pursue roles as a curriculum specialist, educational consultant, online educator, private school administrator, private school teacher, and more.

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Highlights of Liberty’s Master’s in Education Online Degrees

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online 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 7 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Our education degrees are primarily offered in 8-week course formats with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • All of our School of Education initial and advanced licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have lowered tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Educational Studies programs. At $415 per credit hour for full-time students, Liberty University’s graduate education programs are available at one of the lowest tuition rates for these degrees in the country.
  • Pursuing our online Master of Arts in Teaching licensure-track program may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

Military Benefits for Liberty’s Education Master’s Degrees

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 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)

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