School of Education

School of Education

School of Education


Joseph Wiegand, B.A., M.A., M.L., J.D.
Interim Dean, School of Education

Laurie Rice, B.S.E., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ed.S.
Associate Dean, School of Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Michelle B. Goodwin, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education|
Professor of Education

Program Directors

A listing of program directors can be viewed on the Program Director webpage.


The School of Education (SOE) is committed to providing the highest quality Christian education based on the principles of God’s Word. Our school, by virtue of its commitment to strengthening the mind, body and soul, educates the whole person as God created us. The school offers programs to prepare graduate students for careers in teaching, school administration, and more.

Excellent teachers and school leaders are an invaluable asset to the home, church, community, and nation. The Licensure Programs at Liberty are designed to provide programs of study and pre-service experiences that will foster excellence and stimulate improvements in teaching and leadership practices in Christian, public, and private schools. The programs are designed for teacher candidates and school leaders who are preparing to work in kindergarten, elementary, and middle school, as well as high school and college settings. Those wishing to pursue careers in middle school, or high school teaching may do so in the following areas: biology, business, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, English, family and consumer sciences, history/social sciences, mathematics, and physics. Comprehensive licensure may be completed in the following areas: music (vocal or instrumental), theatre, health/physical education, Spanish, special education, and teaching English as a second language.

The following disclaimer pertains to Liberty’s online Education Licensure/Certification programs from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education:

Please be advised that our educator preparation programs are not accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at

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