Master’s in Middle Grades Education Degree Online Craft Engaging Curricula for Young Learners


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Middle school can be a challenging, formative time for many children. They need effective teachers and school leaders who can help them navigate various academic challenges while preparing for high school. If you want to help young adolescents learn and thrive, Liberty’s 100% online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades degree may be right for you!

Throughout this non-licensure program, you can learn how to use various instructional methods and curriculum strategies to help your students succeed. Maybe you are an elementary or high school teacher looking to teach at the middle school level, or perhaps you already work as a middle school educator and hope to strengthen your job performance. Either way, our middle grades education degree can help you prepare to inspire young minds and lead with integrity in your field.

As a Christian university, Liberty offers an in-depth curriculum that is taught from a biblical perspective. You can dive into theoretical aspects of middle school education and explore real-world challenges that arise in the field. With this knowledge, you can develop the practical skills you need to pursue exciting career opportunities — both inside and outside the classroom.

Please note: This is a non-licensure program. If you want to pursue an initial teaching license, please see our Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s about who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals by offering a master’s degree that’s more affordable. At just $415 per credit hour for full-time students, you can earn your middle education master’s degree while keeping your total cost of tuition down.

Additionally, this program is offered 100% online, so you won’t have to worry about attending classes on campus. You’ll have the freedom to complete your coursework from the comfort of your home, allowing you to stay invested in your family and job while pursuing your academic goals.

Our faculty are firmly rooted in a Christian worldview and committed to fostering your success. With their guidance, you can learn important skills and insider tips that can help you navigate various educational challenges.

At Liberty, we strive to develop school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Our master’s in middle grades courses are designed to prepare candidates like you for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools.

Throughout this program, you’ll study a challenging and rewarding curriculum that builds on foundational education principles, with the goal of advancing your teaching and leadership abilities. You’ll take courses that offer in-depth studies on adolescent behavior, educational assessment for special needs, and instructional strategies for the middle school classroom. You can also learn how to use educational technology to promote learning and assess student achievement.

Additionally, Liberty University’s middle school education degree covers important aspects of curriculum evaluation and the historical development of education. You’ll explore various tools that are useful for professional development and pedagogical practice as well as learn how to evaluate educational research and apply it to your classroom. Ultimately, our goal is to help you work with students who have a wide range of learning styles.

At the end of the program, you will complete a capstone course designed to help you solve current, real-world issues in the field of education. Partner with us and prepare to create and implement useful curricula that can enhance student learning.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Education Full-Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education Part-Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.