Master of Education - General Education Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 26, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Diversify Your Teaching Tools with an Online Master’s in Education Curriculum and Instruction – General Education Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – General Education degree program is designed for students who are interested in customizing their program. With a general track, you can choose courses focused on topics not covered by other M.Ed. areas of study, or use the open electives to transfer in graduate credit.

Along with core education classes, you will be able to pursue courses involving a wide variety of educational subjects, such as leadership, administration, and curriculum development. The general track for Liberty’s M.Ed. online degree program will culminate in the completion of a directed capstone course, through which you can gain invaluable experience in applying your training to current problems in the field of education.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction General Education?

Liberty’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – General Education degree can be completed 100% online, allowing you to meet both your educational and personal goals on your schedule. Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Our education online programs are designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools.

As one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, we strive to produce Christ-centered education professionals equipped with the ability to tackle a variety of subjects and learning styles. The faculty members you learn from will provide valuable mentorship as well as insights into a variety of relevant topics.

Please note that the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction General Education degree online is a non-licensure track. Students can switch to a licensure M.Ed. or MAT program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.

What Will You Learn in Your Online M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program?

In pursuit of your M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Education degree online, you will study the differences between students, their motivations, and human development from childhood to adulthood, as well as the principles of teaching methodology for success in the classroom. Exploring measurement and evaluation methods to improve teaching strategies and understanding at-risk students will help develop your craft as an education provider. You will be prepared to meet the needs of children through comprehensive examinations on how to properly deal with characteristics of children with disabilities, documentation procedures, and legal issues.

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals, so we’ve made our master’s degree in education more affordable at just $415 per credit hour (full-time)! You can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

Accreditations and Awards

In addition to Liberty’s SACSCOC accreditation, Liberty’s School of Education has been accredited under NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) standards through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

NCATE through CAEP

What Will You Learn in the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction Online Degree?

You will gain an understanding of how to evaluate educational trends, articulate your classroom philosophy, and practice intentionality through studying the historical development of education in America. You will have the opportunity to complete a capstone course in which current issues in the field of education will be applied to real-world settings. Our education degree seeks to enhance professional growth and development to create valuable leaders in the field.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – General Education Degree Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs. At $415 per credit hour for full time, Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country!

  • You can complete an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in less than 2 years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) – Provides a path for students with an educational background to advance their teaching skills as well as the opportunity to seek the credentials for licensure. The online M.A.T. degree pairs advanced learning theory with an evidence-based practical methodology to equip teachers to help children and young adults in their educational journey.
  • Master of Education in Higher Education – Educational Leadership – This degree combines ethical perspectives with accredited academics by giving you the opportunity to master skills in community relations, diverse education settings, and other areas of leadership.

Please note that the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – General Education degree online is a non-licensure track. Students can switch to a licensure M.Ed. or M.A.T. program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.

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Military Benefits

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

Potential Career Options with a Curriculum and Instruction Degree

After graduating with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue careers in numerous educational settings, including:

  • Administrator
  • Principal
  • Teacher

Admission Requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’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
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.