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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Middle Grades
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Mar 18, 2019

Provide Fun and Interesting Educational Experiences for Adolescents with a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Middle Grades!

Earning a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades allows you to take essential steps towards achieving your goal of inspiring young minds while having the flexibility to complete your coursework 100% online. Liberty University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades online degree program is designed for licensed elementary or secondary education teachers desiring to achieve further licensure status to teach the middle grades. 

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Why Choose Liberty’s Masters in Education Middle Grades Online Program?

Liberty University holds a higher standard of quality education through providing courses in child development, the creation of appropriate middle-grade curriculum, and improving leadership skills to create a well-rounded leader in the field of education. Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers, and who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership. Complementing this goal, the online master of education programs offered by the School of Education are designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools.

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What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Online Masters of Education in Middle Grades?

Students enrolled in the Master of Education degree in Middle Grades will study a challenging and rewarding curriculum that will build upon foundational educational principles. The goal is to increase leadership and teaching abilities. In accordance, students will take courses that provide in-depth studies on adolescent behavior, working with special needs children, and curriculum development for middle grades. Evaluations will be conducted on the teacher-learning process, individual differences, motivation, and teaching methodology. Studies on educational research, human development and learning will train the student in achieving the capability to evaluate educational research to apply in a professional setting critically. The knowledge gained on issues and trends in middle grades will provide insight into creating and implementing useful curricula to enhance learning.

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Please note this M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades online degree is offered as an add-on licensure or endorsement for the program. Students can switch to an initial licensure MAT program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.

Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

M.Ed. Program Highlights

  • By earning your M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades online degree from a non-profit 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.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs for the 2018-19 academic year. At $415 per credit hour for full time, Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is now available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the county.

  • Students can complete this Masters in Education Middle Grades online degree program in as little as two years.

Similar Online Program:

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Middle Grades – Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades is designed to prepare you to receive initial licensure in middle grades. This program will provide you with a foundation to instruct and monitor grades 4-8 by allowing you to gain the tools and insight needed to lead successfully, mentor, and educate your class. Students who do not already have teaching licensure and are wishing to teach middle school are best suited for this program.

M.Ed. Middle Grades Degree Information and Requirements

  • This program falls under the School of Education.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • View the Masters in Education Middle Grades online Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Students pursuing this concentration for licensure must already hold an initial teaching license in elementary education.
  • 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 education preparation provider (EPP)

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Military Benefits for Our Middle Grades M.Ed. 

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 an First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with an M.Ed. in Middle Grades

After completing your Masters in Education – Middle Grades online degree with Liberty University, you will have the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching Middle School grades.

M.Ed. 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; if not available, submit a 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.