Program Overview

Liberty University’s online Education Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction – Middle-Grades Education program prepares you to teach in a variety of settings, including special education, general education, and community classrooms. You will explore research and instructional approaches for managing student behaviors with an emphasis on individualized, classroom, and school-wide behavior support.

This program will increase your ability to effectively assess teaching strategies through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities. You will learn about curriculum development, usage, and evaluation. Additionally, you will analyze various school processes and teacher interactions with middle school students and families, giving special attention to preadolescent physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development.

Career opportunities include:

  • Gifted-Student Instructor
  • Middle School Educator
  • School Administrator

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    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.

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    Requirements

    • 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.
    • Official college transcripts
    • Recommender Contact Information
    • Professional vita

    School Overview

    Training Champions for Christ since 1971

    We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our Admissions Counselors is ready to assist you with this process. Here is what you can expect from us:

    • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
    • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
    • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

    *excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Benefits of Attending Liberty University

    • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
    • Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:

    - Military

    - Real Estate

    - Insurance

    - Emergency Response

    • Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
    • 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.

    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    • 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

    Tuition discounts for 

    • Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    • Emergency Response Personnel

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    • Deferred – If you company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Other convenient payment options are available

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