EdS Education Specialist In Curriculum And Instruction Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 6 credits
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
NCATE through CAEP

Advance Your Career with Our Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

At Liberty University, our 100% online Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed to help you achieve excellence as an educator. Our Ed.S. program gives you the foundation in research and educational theory you need while giving you the flexibility to choose the specialization that most closely matches your academic and professional goals. Whether you are an elementary, middle school, high school, or special education teacher, you can seek initial or additional licensure in your field through our Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction degree program. Partner with us, and let our online Ed.S. degree help you make the difference you always knew you could in your students’ lives.

Our Education Specialist degree is excellent if you want to enhance your teaching and curriculum development skills but are not ready to pursue a Doctor of Education degree. Throughout our online Ed.S. degree program, you will be immersed in advanced studies of learning theory and research, institutional testing and measurement techniques, and curriculum development all based on industry best practices.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction Degree?

We are dedicated to supporting you as a student, professional, and individual as you work to reach your goals. Taught by education professionals with real-world classroom and administration experience, our online Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction degree provides you with the tools you need to conduct cutting-edge research, perform institutional assessments, and develop excellent curricula. Your education specialist professors will teach you how to integrate your faith with your professional life so whether you work in K-12 administration, curriculum development, or the classroom, you will be able to impact students with the love of Christ.

What Are the Benefits of Our Education Specialist Online Degree Program?

  • Liberty University’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, so your degree will be well-respected and highly recognized.
  • Completing an education specialist degree shows employers that you have advanced educational leadership and curriculum development skills beyond the master’s level and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure you have the most advanced training.

  • Advanced training in educational research through our postgraduate Ed.S. degree will equip you to publish ground-breaking research and take significant steps toward a doctoral dissertation.
  • Completion of your Ed.S. degree through Liberty University allows you to transfer in up to 27 credits to our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree to give you a jumpstart on your doctorate!
  • Our online education specialist degree gives you the opportunity to include licensure-track requirements for initial licensure, advanced licensure, or add-on licensure.

What Will You Learn in Our Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Online Degree Program?

Our online Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is designed to teach you the latest developments in research, learning theory, and classroom technology, so you will be prepared to implement these advancements in ways that are helpful to your students. In your education specialist degree specialization, you will study the specific learning needs of the age group of students you teach, so you can design the most effective instruction possible. Throughout our Ed.S. online program, you will be prepared to lead with integrity and excellence in your classroom and beyond. 

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your Ed.S. degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.

  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years – and counting.

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

  • You will be equipped to step into an administration role with the Ed.S. degree’s online 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 help make improvements.
  • You can complete Liberty’s online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program in as little as 2 years!

Our Education Specialist Degree Online Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from 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.

Admission Requirements for Our Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction Online Degree Program

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 admission-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.

Potential Careers with an Ed.S. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional supervisor
  • Teacher 

These are some of the outstanding career possibilities available to you as you further your career in the rewarding field of academia. Your Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction degree will be an asset in any position involving teaching and the preparation, planning, and execution of well-crafted classes.

Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction Online Degree Specializations

Our Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction online program offers many areas of specialization for different roles and career needs.

General Track

Elementary Education

Middle Grades Education

  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Information on Our Education Specialist Degree Online

  • This Ed.S. program falls under the School of Education
  • An education background check is required for all courses beyond EDUC 606 and EDUC 701.
  • View the Post-Graduate Advising Guide for more information about individual degree track requirements.
  • Please note that some states may have additional steps and requirements for licensure.

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