EdS Curriculum And Instruction Secondary Education Online Degree Program
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
Feb 10, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Advance in Your Career with an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education

Our 100% online Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education degree will prepare you with tools you need to conduct cutting-edge research, develop curricula, and assess and improve institutional instruction for high school students. Designed for students looking for a post-graduate degree that offers practical skills and preparation for a Doctor of Education, our Education Specialist degree will give you the foundation you need to become an expert in your field. Partner with us and let us help you improve secondary education in your classroom and beyond. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Education Specialist Degree in Secondary Education?

At Liberty University, we are dedicated to providing you with an academically excellent education that meets your professional needs. Our School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), so you can be confident that our Ed.S. program offers you a quality education. Through the online Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction, you will complete doctoral-level research in theory, educational models, and teaching techniques that will help you solve real-world problems in your secondary education discipline as a teacher, administrator, or curriculum developer. 

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

Our online Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education degree balances essential theoretical content with practical skills in research and institutional assessment, so you can improve instruction in your classroom and beyond. Throughout your Educational Specialist degree program, you will study both advanced curriculum theory and instruction methods for the subject area of your choice. Also, our online Ed.S. degree may be modified to fulfill initial licensure requirements for becoming a high school teacher, or if you possess initial licensure, you may also include requirements for advanced and add-on licensures. 

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Our Online Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education Degree 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.
  • 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.
  • By completing your Ed.S. degree online you have the opportunity to graduate earlier than traditional, residential programs. Our online Education Specialist degree can be completed in just under two years!
  • Our Ed.S. degree’s core leadership courses will prepare you to lead with excellence and integrity.
  • While completing your Ed.S. degree online, you will be trained in essential research and assessment skills so that you can ensure your institution is providing effective instruction and recommend improvements.

Our Online Education Specialist Degree Information

  • This Ed.S. online degree program falls under the School of Education.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for an official list of courses and a suggested sequence.
  • View the Post-Graduate Advising Guide for more information about individual degree track requirements.
  • View the graduate course syllabi (login required).
  • An education 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.

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Military Benefits for Our Secondary Education Ed.S. Degree

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 Education Specialist Degree

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional supervisor
  • K-12 school administrator
  • High school teacher
  • College administrator

After completing Liberty University’s Education Specialist degree online, you will have an advanced, post-master’s, NCATE-accredited credential that will allow you to pursue leadership roles in K-12 and higher education, as well as advanced, higher-order development of curriculum. The secondary education area of study will provide the opportunity to gain advanced expertise in high school education and curriculum development, as well as add licensure requirements if needed to become a high school teacher. The skills and knowledge gained from the online Ed.S. degree may provide opportunities in private or public schools, third-party curriculum and learning tool development companies, or for career advancement. 

Admission Requirements for Our Online Education Specialist – Secondary 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.