The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at Liberty University is designed to instruct current professionals who are interested in increasing their career marketability and broadening their knowledge within the field of education. The doctorate program integrates research, application and examination techniques within the course of study to enhance the student’s professional expertise. Through this curriculum, students will be trained to become adept leaders and gain experience making balanced decisions. Upon graduation, students should be prepared to be efficient leaders within possible careers as a superintendent, college instructor, principal, curriculum director or university administrator.
The online format of the Ed.D. program has been developed to provide a challenging yet flexible course schedule for students. The majority of the program is offered online; however, the program does require students to attend campus to complete intensives. Intensives are accelerated one-week courses that allow students to interact with other doctorate students and faculty during workshops and classes. The program specifies which courses may be taken as one of the student’s three required residential intensives.
Master's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.
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