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Aug 27, 2018
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Gain an Edge in the Education Field with Our Education Specialist Degree Online (Ed.S.)

Are you looking to advance your career in education or become qualified for a superintendent or principal administrator role? You may be interested in Liberty University’s Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, a transitional degree for students who want to enhance their teaching and educational leadership skills before pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Education Specialist Degree Online?

At Liberty University, we believe in our students — just like you. That’s why we work hard to develop academically rigorous programs that produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. And at Liberty University’s School of Education, you’ll be taught by professors who teach from a biblical worldview and who strive to encourage their students as engaged mentors.

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What Will You Learn in Our Education Specialist Degree?

Our Education Specialist online degree is designed to give you a core understanding of the advanced research, theory, and assessment skills that will further your previous graduate studies in education while providing you with an opportunity to specialize in more advanced roles.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Online Degree Specializations

Liberty University’s Education Specialist degree online program offers many areas of specialization for different roles and career needs:

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Elementary Education

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Middle-Grades Education

  • Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education
  • Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Higher Education Administration (Not Currently NCATE)

Ed.S. Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your Ed.S. degree from a nonprofit 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.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 

  • While completing the Ed.S. degree online, you will hone your instructional methods and learning theory so that you can manage crucial higher-order curriculum and instruction improvements needed in K-12 and higher education institutions.

  • You will be equipped to step into the role of an administrator with the Ed.S.’s core leadership courses.
  • While completing the Ed.S. degree online, you will be trained in essential research and testing skills so that you can ensure your institution is providing effective teaching and will know how to make improvements.

Potential Career Options for Educational Specialist Graduates

  • Curriculum Specialist

  • Instructional Supervisor

  • School Administrator

  • Teacher

  • College Administrator

After completing Liberty University’s online Education Specialist degree, graduates will have an advanced, post-masters, NCATE-accredited credential that will allow them to pursue leadership roles in K-12 and higher education as well as advanced, higher-order development of curriculum. The skills and knowledge gained from the online Ed.S. degree may provide opportunities in private or public schools, third-party curriculum development or learning tool development companies, or provide increased pay opportunities.

Education Specialist Degree Information and Requirements

  • Visit the School of Education for more information about faculty and department resources.

  • View the Post-Graduate Advising Guide for more information about individual degree track requirements.

  • Between three and four courses are optionally available in a residential intensive format for the Ed.S. degree. Students intending to pursue the Doctor in Education (Ed.D.) after Liberty’s online Ed.S. degree, should pursue the intensive format. 
  • A background check is required for all courses beyond EDUC 606 and EDUC 701.

  • Please note that some states may have additional steps and requirements for licensure.

Education Specialist Degree Online Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee pursuing our Ed.S. degree? We are proud to 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 Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Admission Requirements 

A regionally or nationally accredited master’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
  • 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.

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