Create a Positive Educational Experience for Adolescents with a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Middle Grades!
Earning an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle Grades can help you inspire young minds while experiencing the flexibility of completing your courses 100% online. Liberty University’s middle grades specialization is designed for elementary or secondary education teachers* who want to gain the specific skills and knowledge they need to teach middle school students.
By pursuing your degree from a nonprofit, Christian university, you will receive training for teaching in a variety of educational contexts using biblical principles and values. You can use your degree to advance your skill set and become an effective middle school teacher. And with your final course being a capstone, you will have the ability to demonstrate your skills and apply them to real-world problems in the field of education.
*Please note: This is not a licensure-track program. If you want to pursue an initial teaching license in middle grades education, please see the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Middle Grades Education Program?
Liberty University holds a high standard of quality education by providing courses in child development, the creation of appropriate middle-grade curriculum, and advanced leadership skills to help you become a well-rounded leader in the field of education.
For the men and women who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership, we strive to help uphold and propel their high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. 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.
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 offering 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 Liberty’s Online Master of Education in Middle Grades?
Students enrolled in the middle grades-focused M.Ed. will study a challenging and rewarding curriculum that builds on foundational educational principles, with the goal of increasing your leadership and teaching abilities.
That’s why our M.Ed. students take courses that provide in-depth studies on adolescent behavior, assessing special needs in the classroom, and developing curriculum for middle school students. You will learn how to conduct effective evaluations on the teacher-learning process, individual differences between student learners, and student motivation. Studies on educational research, human development, and learning can help you learn how to evaluate educational research and apply it to your classroom. Additionally, the knowledge gained on issues and trends in middle grades will provide you with insight into creating and implementing useful curricula to enhance your students’ learning.
Liberty’s online M.Ed. in middle grades trains up-and-coming middle school teachers on useful skills and methodologies to effectively teach topics such as science and social studies. Within this program, you will even have the opportunity to complete a capstone course in which you will solve a current, real-world issue in the field of education.
- EDUC 601 – Professional Development in Middle Grades Education
- EDUC 602 – Young Adolescents, Schools, and Communities
- EDUC 621 – Educational Assessment for Special Needs
- EDUC 635 – Teaching Science in the Middle School
M.Ed. Program Highlights
Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. 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 have 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.
- With flexible 8-week courses and a summer semester, you can complete this middle grades focused M.Ed. online in less than 2 years.
M.Ed. in Middle Grades Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Education.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
- View the Graduate Education Course Guides (login required).
- The School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
Military Benefits for Our Middle Grades M.Ed. Program
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 an M.Ed. in Middle Grades
After completing your online Master of Education with a focus in middle grades, you will have the opportunity to pursue a career as a non-licensed middle school teacher in private and Christian school settings.
If you are looking to receive your initial teaching license, you may be interested in our licensure-track Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. Program
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.