Education Specialist Curriculum And Instruction Online, Online Education Specialist Liberty University
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Sharpen Your Leadership Skills with Our Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

As an educator, you are continually striving to better reach your students, and at Liberty University, we want to provide you with the tools you need to do just that. Our Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction degree program is designed to enhance your instruction, leadership, and curriculum development skills in ways that can be practically applied to the classroom, administrative roles, and curriculum development. Throughout this online Ed.S. degree program, you will study advanced learning theory, educational research, institutional assessment techniques, and curriculum development, so you can better impact students in your classroom and beyond.

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

Our Ed.S. degree can be completed 100% online, giving you the flexibility to continue to devote time to your career and family while earning your postgraduate degree. Our curriculum and instruction Education Specialist degree provides specialized instruction focusing on current trends and theories in teaching and curriculum development. With our general track Ed.S. degree program, you can be flexible with what electives you study while still gaining the valuable training and skills you need to be a leader both in and out of the classroom.

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

Our online Ed.S. program will provide you with core training in advanced research, theory, and assessment skills that will enhance your previous graduate studies in education while providing you with an opportunity to specialize in more advanced roles. You will learn leadership principles that are inspired by biblical truth and are foundational for success as a leader in the education field. In addition to courses in leadership techniques, you will gain a deeper understanding of curriculum development, teaching methods, and learning processes so that you can keep the learning environment fun, creative, and conducive to learning.

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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 your Ed.S. degree online, you will increase your understanding of learning theory and instructional methods, so you can make important higher-order curriculum and instruction improvements needed in K-12 and higher education institutions.
  • Liberty’s School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
  • You will be ready to step into an administrative role with the Ed.S. degree’s leadership courses.
  • While completing our Ed.S. degree program, you will learn essential research and testing skills so that you can ensure your institution is providing effective teaching and help make improvements.
  • You can complete your Education Specialist – Curriculum and Instruction degree online in as little as two years!

Similar Online Degree Program

You may also be interested in our online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program.

Our Ed.S. Degree Online Program Information 

  • This Education Specialist degree program falls under the School of Education
  • An education background check is required for all courses beyond EDUC 606 and EDUC 701.
  • Although taking intensive courses is optional, it is strongly recommended if you wish to pursue a Doctor in Education after your online Ed.S. degree. 
  • Please note that some states may have additional steps and requirements for licensure.
  • View the Post-Graduate Advising Guide for more information about individual degree track requirements.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the graduate course syllabi (login required).

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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 for graduate (per credit hour).
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder(less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with an Educational Specialist Degree

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional supervisor
  • Teacher 
  • Researcher/writer
  • Public school administrator

These are just some of the employment opportunities that will open up with an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree. The leadership principles, teaching methods, and planning techniques you learn will be invaluable in many areas of academia.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction 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 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.