Master's In Educational Leadership And Management
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
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Lead Your School to Success with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Leadership

When you think of leadership within a school there are many roles that you might take on. If you aspire to be a principal or school administrator, then our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Leadership degree can help prepare you for effective supervision and leadership in public, private, and alternative schools. This degree combines an ethical, Christian perspective with quality academics to create the opportunity to master skills in community relations, diverse education settings, and other areas of leadership. 

Our leadership-focused M.Ed. degree will help you gain skills that will be effective in the classroom and school administration. Liberty University’s curriculum and instruction master’s program will teach you the skills you need to manage behavior in classrooms and school-wide for success at all levels. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Degree?

As one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation, Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Through this degree in educational leadership, you will gain the opportunity to increase your knowledge base and a new perspective of using your leadership abilities in and out of the classroom.

Also, Liberty University’s master’s in education leadership and management is provided in a 100% online format, so you can manage your family, workplace, and community responsibilities without having to come to our Virginia campus. We want to partner with you to help propel your career forward and make a difference in education.

With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, we’ve designed an instructional leadership master’s degree that can prepare you to meet the needs of exceptional children as well as improve curriculum development in private, public, and Christian schools. 

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 by providing a master’s degree that’s more affordable. At just $415 a credit hour for full-time students, you can pursue a teaching career for less.

What Will You Learn in Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Leadership Degree Online

Throughout Liberty University’s online master’s in education program, you can learn about educational technology, supervision skills and techniques, learning theory, and current issues facing today’s education policies. By developing an understanding of individual differences, motivation factors, human development, exceptionality, and teaching methodology, you can become more perceptive to the needs of your classroom.

Additionally, all of your curriculum and instruction courses will be taught from a Christian worldview to provide context for biblical leadership. You will also receive an overview of human development, data collection, assessment, and research that will strengthen your education skills.

Your course in educational technology will train you on how to effectively use new and developing technology for online learning, building effective teams, and increasing effectiveness in communication. Your M.Ed. degree will also focus on supervision and curriculum leadership relevant to positions like curriculum directors, various supervision roles, and department heads. 

Just as technology is always changing, so too is the climate of America’s schools. Your master’s in educational leadership and leadership courses will help you understand the many factors and challenges that are part of teaching in diverse schools. History, economy, politics, location, region, and many other factors go into school leadership in diverse locations. 

By the end of your degree, you can have the teaching leadership methods necessary to manage staff and evaluate instructional methods in private, charter, traditional, urban, and even online schools. The final piece of your degree will be a capstone course examining current issues in the field of education and you will be under the direct supervision of a Liberty faculty member.



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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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

 Liberty University’s Master’s in Education Program Highlights

  • 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.

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

  • You can complete our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Leadership in under 2 years.
  • Liberty’s master in education can prepare you for top-level roles in school administration.

Please note that our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Leadership online degree program is ideal for students who do not need licensure or those who are currently licensed-teachers with a desire to further their education.

Potential Career Opportunities

Upon completion of your master’s in educational leadership online degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue one of these careers or career positions:

  • Education administrator
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Principal/assistant principal
  • Teacher – primary, secondary, postsecondary*
  • University department chair

*This program does not provide teacher licensure. If you are seeking an initial teaching license, you may consider our Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. Program

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.