Education Specialist Degree (EdS) Enhancing Educational Expertise and Leadership Skills for Advanced Practitioners


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for making learning fun and effective? Liberty University’s online Education Specialist degree can help give you the foundation you need to do just that.

In our 100% online EdS degree program, you can dive into advanced education study and research topics. Learning theory, assessment, and curriculum development – all based on the best practices of the field – are taught in this program.

With our specialist degree in education, you can also go beyond teaching and course development by pursuing an administrative role. This program can help you analyze education challenges and become an expert in K-12 or higher education instruction. Between advanced teaching and learning management skills, Liberty’s EdS degree can help you become a powerhouse in the education field.

What is an education specialist (EdS) degree?

Our Education Specialist degree online track is designed to give you a background in advanced research, theory, and assessment skills. These skills can add to your previous graduate studies in education while helping you specialize in more advanced roles. 

You can choose educational leadership courses that can prepare you for administrative challenges in the field. Our EdS program can help you develop leadership principles, biblical values, public relations skills, and conflict-resolution techniques. As such, you can use our EdS to prepare for nearly any education leadership role.

Professional Skills

Liberty’s EdS can help you build professional skills that are marketable in nearly any industry, including:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Marketing and sales skills
  • Policy analysis skills
  • Project management skills
  • Research and writing skills

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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

  • College administrator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional supervisor
  • School administrator
  • Special education specialist
  • Teacher

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

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $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 EdS and EdD 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)