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Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction / Middle Grades Education
Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Middle-Grades Education program will heighten your teaching ability through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities. You will learn about curriculum development, usage, and evaluation. Additionally, you will apply considerations of preadolescent physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development to various school processes and teacher interaction with middle school students and families.
You will also learn to use various theories, models, and strategies as a practical guide to solve problems as well as examine best practices for educational technology as it relates to student learning, effectiveness of administrative processes, and service to students and parents.
Ultimately, you will graduate ready to serve in a teaching role within special education, general education, or a community classroom setting.
Dissertation research, proposal, and defense are required as part of this program.
Master's degree in education (or a related field) with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants with a non-educational master’s degree may be required to complete M.Ed. core courses (up to 12 additional hours) before taking any post-graduate coursework.
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report - total verbal and quantitative score of 900, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken before August 2011) or a total verbal and quantitative score of 300, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken after August 2011). OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report - total score of 400 or better (for tests taken in or after October 2004) or a total score of 50 or better (for tests taken before October 2004)
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Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
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