Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.) - Early Childhood Ed. (add-on endorsement)

Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.) - Early Childhood Ed. (add-on endorsement)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Upon completion of this program, candidates with elementary license are eligible for Early Childhood for three-year-olds and four-year-olds (add-on endorsement). Refer to

Advanced Education Core Courses
EDUC 604Foundations of Education3
EDUC 630Technology Practices for Instructional Improvement3
EDUC 671Curriculum Evaluation3
EDUC 673Curriculum and Methods for Effective Instruction3
Choose one of the following:
EDUC 547The Differentiated Classroom3
EDUC 624Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning3
Total Hours18
Early Childhood Education Cognate
EDEC 653Current Issues in Early Childhood Education3
EDEC 655Organization and Administration of Pre-Schools3
EDEC 670Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Education3
EDUC 501Advanced Child Development3
EDUC 675Elementary Curriculum and Methods3
Total Hours15
Professional Courses
EDUC 518Educational Research and Assessment3
Choose one of the following:3
Directed Practicum Capstone: Early Childhood 1
Current Issues in Education Capstone
Total Hours6

EDEC 698 Directed Practicum Capstone: Early Childhood (3 c.h.) is required for add-on endorsement in Virginia. Background check clearance required

Gate Courses
EDGT 677School of Education Gate 1 – Graduate Add-On Licensure0
EDGT 679School of Education Gate 2 – Graduate Add-On Licensure0
EDGT 681School of Education Gate 3 – Graduate Add-On Licensure0
Total Hours0

All applicable prerequisites must be met


  • No residency required

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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