Create a Lasting Impact on Students’ Lives with Liberty’s MEd Degree in Student Services Online
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services is a versatile degree that you can use to pursue student support positions in K-12 education. The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services specialization is available as a non-licensure program that provides training for leadership roles in a variety of elementary, middle, and high school settings. Through our advanced courses in education, you can gain a better understanding of educational research, human development, and learning theory.
The MEd degree in student services is designed as a non-licensure alternative to our master’s in school counseling degree. If you’re currently a licensed school counselor who works in a K-12 school setting and are seeking a graduate degree for career development purposes, the master’s in curriculum and instruction degree – student services may be a great fit for you.
Alternatively, if you’re seeking an initial license to teach in a K-12 setting, our Master of Arts in Teaching online degree program may be the best fit. Both our licensure and non-licensure programs are offered online, so you can remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.
Please note: This program is non-licensure. For a licensure–track program in school counseling, see the Master of Education – School Counseling.
Why Choose Our Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Degree in Student Services?
In keeping with Liberty University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ, our School of Education is committed to providing the highest quality of Christian education possible. We are pleased to offer the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services degree as a 100% online program, so you won’t have to sacrifice all of your free time to continue your education.
In addition to offering the flexibility necessary to maintain a healthy school-life balance, the MEd degree program offers you the academic rigor needed to grow as an educator. This program is also backed by a world-renowned, brick-and-mortar Christian university with years of experience helping students stand out in applicant pools. If you’re seeking a non-licensure alternative to a school counselor degree online, look no further than Liberty’s MEd in Curriculum and Instruction — Student Services.
At Liberty, we don’t just train teachers — we train driven, principled educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. We care about who you are and who you aspire to become. Through our non-licensure student services master’s degree, you can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students. Apply today!
What Will You Learn in Our Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services?
Liberty’s education courses in the student services specialization integrate a distinctly Christian worldview. Our graduate-level online learning platform will challenge you to master a variety of topics, such as school counseling, human development, and teaching and learning methodology. You can also learn basic counseling and related educational strategies that can be utilized for student growth.
Our MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services also features 15 credit hours of advanced education core courses. You will study the foundations of education, instructional methodology, technology practices, and curriculum evaluation. The student services specialization, which allows you to choose an additional 15 credit hours of student services-focused courses, is an excellent addition to the core curriculum of our MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, this program requires you to complete 3 gate courses — which are essentially checkpoints at different stages in the program that are designed to ensure that you are making progress towards graduation.
It is vital for educators to be prepared to meet the needs of all students. Through this degree program, you gain a better understanding of the physical, mental, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects of human development. Partner with us and become the best student services professional that you can be.
- EDUC 604 – Foundations of Education
- EDUC 624 – Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning
- EDUC 630 – Technology Practices for Instructional Improvement
- EDUC 673 – Curriculum and Methods for Effective Instruction
Our MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services Program Highlights
We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 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.
We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making our master’s degree more affordable. At $415 per credit hour for full-time students, Liberty University’s MEd online is available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
- You can complete this MEd program in less than 2 years.
- You will benefit from networking opportunities with other educators in the program from across the country.
- The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services program is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – Student Services Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Education.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Graduate Education Course Guides (login required).
- Licensure is not available for this program. For the licensure track, view the Master of Education in School Counseling.
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)
Potential Career Options with a Degree in Education and Student Services
- Education counselor
- Policy and procedure developer
- Principal/assistant principal*
- School administrator
- University department chair
*This career may require advanced licensure, which this degree program does not provide. If you’re interested in an advanced licensure track program, check out our Master’s in Education – Administration and Supervision.
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
*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.