Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.) - Educational Psychology

Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.) - Educational Psychology

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This is a non-licensure degree and is not a state-approved program. Completion of this degree will not lead to the eligibility of a VA state teaching license or a teaching license or certificate in any other state.
Education Theory Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
Choose one of the following:3
Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education
Theories of Educational Leadership 1
Total Hours6

Intensive format optional

Curriculum & Instruction Core
Choose three of the following:9
Issues & Trends in Learning Technologies 1
Issues and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum Theory
Investigations in Curriculum Change
Research in Curriculum Design and Development
Total Hours9

Intensive format optional

Educational Psychology Cognate
EDUC 775Advanced Educational Psychology3
EDUC 776Motivation and Cognition in Learning3
PSYC 725Theories and Research in Developmental Psychology3
Total Hours9
Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 13
Total Hours6

Capstone course to be taken in the final semester

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than one grade 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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDUC 701 Advanced Learning Theory and Research 3
PSYC 725 Theories and Research in Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 703
Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education 1
or Theories of Educational Leadership
Core Elective 2 3
Second Semester
EDUC 775 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
Core Elective 2 3
EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research 3
EDUC 776 Motivation and Cognition in Learning 3
Second Year
First Semester
EDUC 798 Advanced Research and Writing 3 3
Core Elective 2 3
 Total Hours30

Intensive Format optional


Choose one course from the following: EDUC 7301 , 735, 771, 871, or 872 


Course should be taken in final semester

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