Master of Education (M.Ed.) / Program Specialist (Reading)
Liberty University offers an online Master of Education degree with a concentration in Teaching and Learning in elementary education. The degree program is suitable for teachers seeking non-licensure positions in K-12 learning institutions. The program will prepare students for leadership roles in Christian, public and private schools, as well provide a solid foundation for graduates wishing to further educational goals by pursuing an Education Specialist credential or a Doctorate in Education.
Students of the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning focus must hold a valid teaching license. The concentration is a critical part of the success of a student's learning experience. Liberty University offers an M.Ed. degree with focused curriculums to ensure that the students have a well-rounded learning opportunity to better serve the church, the community and the children that will benefit from a Christ-centered education. The emphasis on educational psychology, curriculum development, reading specialties, current issues and technology in the classroom will prepare graduates to be successful additions to school systems as well-educated teachers.
The program is state approved by Virginia to award advanced teaching licensure, and it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of additional credit hours required for the specific Program Specialist concentration. Students must also complete an internship and three courses in face-to-face residency for licensure. It is the student’s responsibility to understand local and state requirements needed for home-state licensure and student teaching coursework. The 36-credit-hour program solidifies a student’s understanding in topics of educational psychology, group dynamics, social and cultural structures, and behavior management while introducing subjects on reading, exceptionality among children, program development and community involvement.
Students pursuing a Master’s in Education degree are encouraged to look into the learning objectives of each concentration to better understand and clearly choose the professional path that best suits personal and career aspirations for the individual students.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Tuition Basis :Per Semester Credit
International Students Accepted:Yes
Students must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing.
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.
The Education program at Liberty is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or email@example.com; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.