EdS in Higher Education – Assessment and Evaluation Improving Outcomes by Understanding Barriers


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How can you help a school ensure they are offering quality education to their students? Universities need passionate people like you to assess and evaluate the curriculum so it can be as strong as possible. You can play a vital role in guiding the processes involved in quality control and evaluation as well as effectively planning and carrying out institutional research. Liberty University’s Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher Education Administration – Assessment and Evaluation can help you gain the skills you need to ensure accountability through institutional assessment.

Higher education is a competitive field to enter. Those who are trusted to educate the best must be the best. Some of the top skills employers look for in higher education professionals include strategic planning, student services, curriculum development, and academic affairs. Our educational assessment and evaluation program can equip you with these skills, so you can prepare to advance your career in higher education administration.

If you have the desire to work in higher education by partnering with a college or university to maintain its academic rigor, Liberty University’s Education Specialist in Higher Education Administration – Assessment and Evaluation may be the right fit for you.

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Liberty University has been offering high-quality education for decades. As an online student, you can have confidence that you are receiving a world-class education backed by our physical campus in Virginia. Our curriculum is hallmarked by rigor and academic excellence. Liberty University can prepare you to be an asset to a college or university as you seek to take the next step in your higher education career.

In addition to offering strong academics, all of our courses are taught from a biblical worldview. Our professors have years of real-world experience and a strong understanding of the Bible, which allows them to instruct you better. We provide a foundation in the Bible and competitive academics that prepare you for leadership roles in your field.

Unlike many postgraduate programs, our EdS in Higher Education Administration – Assessment and Evaluation is offered 100% online. You can fit your courses into your daily life. This provides you with the flexibility to further your education while maintaining your commitments to family, work, and community.

In the EdS in Higher Education Administration program, you can build historical and foundational knowledge through your courses by evaluating and incorporating current research into your assignments. Your courses will cover subjects such as teaching the college student, college and university administration, and historical perspectives of higher education.

­­­­­­­­The courses specific to the assessment and evaluation area of study include program design and assessment, institutional research, evaluation and measurement tools, and compliance and report writing. The courses utilize research-based approaches to analyzing student learning, curricula, academic programs, student services, and institutional structures.

You will study the important role of assessment in overall student achievement, program development, and educational systems as well as major evaluation theories and advanced measurement models used in policymaking and for program development and modification. Furthermore, your courses will investigate the importance of compliance in the accreditation of educational institutions. The program will culminate in a capstone course, which allows you to synthesize your knowledge and prepare to address real-world challenges in education.

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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)

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