Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership Lead with Integrity


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As an educator in the field, you can inspire and mentor others in their educational journeys. But while you may be ready to take your training and credentials to the next level with education leadership skills, earning a full doctorate may not fit your current needs. That’s why Liberty University designed the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership — to help you get the skills and knowledge you need to be a leader in your school district and community.

By earning an Education Specialist degree in educational leadership from Liberty University, you can gain the training you need to create an enhanced learning environment for all students, regardless of their background or education level. Your educational leadership degree doesn’t just have the potential to change your life; it can change the lives of countless others as you train to become a better mentor and leader.

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ, which means our online EdS program in educational leadership focuses on helping you get the tools you need to lead with distinction and integrity. When you partner with us, your online EdS degree program has a purpose: to help you make a positive impact on the world by investing in your students’ success and wellbeing.

No matter where or in what position you lead, our online EdS degree in educational leadership can give you the foundation you need to make the impact you always knew you could.

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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

As an educator, you strive for excellence and challenging educational experiences – which may be why you’re considering an Education Specialist degree. At Liberty, we too are dedicated to excellence, and we offer rigorous academic programs to help you reach your full potential. With our Educational Specialist degree online programs, you can have access to the same quality education we provide our residential students from the comfort of your own home.

We have been pioneering distance learning since 1985 and have used that experience to develop a flexible and affordable EdS degree program that meets your needs. As a 100% online degree, our Educational Specialist program allows you to further your education without relocating. Because this EdS in instructional leadership degree also has no set login times, you have the ability to maintain your family, career, and community responsibilities while earning your degree.

Our faculty members have real-world experience as educators, just like you. They know you need practical theories and methods you can use, as well as opportunities to implement what you learn.

Our instructors will teach you how to apply the latest research and learning theories at a variety of levels, so you can create a better learning environment for your students — whether you lead in the classroom or an administrative role. Our professors are dedicated to mentorship, so you can get the support you need as you rise to a new level of leadership in education.

In our online Education Specialist degree program, you will explore the complexities that diversity and exceptionality bring to the classroom, as well as how to motivate all learners. You can also explore the historical and social foundations of education as you study how to better communicate with the public as an education leader. We also know your degree should be tailored to your needs, so you’ll have the opportunity to select a few elective classes and study what matters most to you.

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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)