EdS Curriculum And Instruction Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jan 15, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
learning and career outcomes
degree highlights
common questions
military benefits
admission requirements
Transfer Policies

Pursue Your Career Goals with an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Online

Are you seeking an advanced degree that can help prepare you for a variety of educational leadership roles? If so, Liberty’s online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree may be for you! Our program can help equip you to work both inside and outside the classroom as you foster a positive learning environment for students at your school.

Liberty’s education specialist degree in curriculum and instruction is a great option if you want to gain new skills and additional credentials but aren’t ready to pursue a doctorate. Throughout this program, you can learn how to lead in the field of education as a teacher, curriculum director, or instructional supervisor, among other positions. In particular, you’ll explore best methods for improving curriculum and instructional strategies so your students can learn, grow, and thrive.

We offer several different specializations within our Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, allowing you to tailor your degree to best match your career goals. Partner with us and prepare to make a difference in the lives of students of all ages.


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Why Choose Liberty’s Ed.S. Degree Online in Curriculum and Instruction?

We’re committed to helping you thrive academically, professionally, and spiritually. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current field, earn a higher salary, or launch a new career, our Ed.S. degree online can help. At Liberty, we offer flexible courses, affordable tuition rates, and practical training that can help equip you for the real world.

Choosing Liberty means choosing…

Respected Credentials | Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can be confident that your degree from Liberty has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

Flexibility | This program is offered 100% online. That means you can complete your coursework whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you — even from the comfort of home! You won’t need to take time off from work or relocate to take courses on campus. Most importantly, you can stay invested in your family and job while completing your degree.

Experienced Faculty | Liberty’s Ed.S. professors have years of experience working in curriculum development and school administration. With their guidance, you can gain practical skills that could help set you apart from the competition. Our faculty are ready and eager to come alongside you as you take this important next step in your academic journey.

Ethical Training | At Liberty, we don’t just train educators — we strive to equip qualified professionals who want to use their skills in service to God and others. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we’ve designed our Ed.S. degree with this goal in mind. Our courses can help you integrate biblical principles with professional knowledge so you can lead with integrity in the workplace


Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Online Specializations

Our education specialist degree in curriculum and instruction offers several areas of specialization. That way, you can take classes that best suit your interests and career goals. All of our degree tracks offer the same set of core courses, with each specialization providing an in-depth look at a particular area within the education field.

General Track

Educational Psychology

Elementary Education

Middle Grades Education

Online Teaching and Learning

Secondary Education

Special Education

What Will You Learn in Our Online Educational Specialist Degree Program?

Liberty’s education specialist degree in curriculum leadership can train you to work at many levels of education — from kindergarten to 12th grade. Whether you want to work in teaching or administrative roles, our degree in educational curriculum and instruction can help equip you to lead your students to success.

In this Ed.S. online program, you’ll explore the latest developments in research, learning theory, and classroom technology. With this knowledge, you can implement educational tools and strategies that bolster student learning. You’ll also have the option to specialize in a particular grade level so you can best meet the specific needs of your students.

Learn how to adapt to various learning environments and develop creative solutions to education challenges. In our final capstone course, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a major research project as well as write and submit an article for publication. That way, you can contribute to the base of knowledge in your field.

Join us and prepare to pursue your goals with an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree.

What Can You Do with an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction?

By earning an Ed.S. online degree, you could pursue teaching and administrative roles at K-12 schools and universities. Some jobs you may qualify for include:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educational technology specialist
  • Education consultant
  • Instructional coordinator
  • School administrator*
  • Teacher*

*Please note: These positions may require licensure, which this program does not provide.

Highlights of Liberty’s Ed.S. Degree Online in Curriculum and Instruction

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online curriculum and instruction specialist degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years — and counting.
  • You can complete our educational specialist degree online in just 1 year!
  • You’ll have the opportunity to network with education professionals from across the country while completing your online educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction.
  • Our Ed.S. degree can help equip you to publish groundbreaking research in the field of education.
  • Credits from this Ed.S. degree can be applied toward our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program, should you later choose to further your education.

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Military Benefits for Our Curriculum Specialist Degree

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)

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Admission Requirements for the Online Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.

Transfer Policies

At Liberty, we want to help you make the most of your prior education by allowing you to transfer in previously earned college credit. That’s why you can transfer in up to 50% of your total credits for a master’s or doctoral program!

Some restrictions apply. Please visit our Transfer Policy page for more information.