Education Specialist in School Administration & Supervision (Ed.S.)
The mission of School Administration Programs at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a Biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. This degree leads to a Virginia license in School Administration and Supervision. Students in other states are encouraged to check with their states’ reciprocity practices as this degree does lead to licensure in many other states outside of Virginia. The program is nationally approved by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).
Program Learning Outcomes
The candidate will be able to:
Knows Biblical values, moral dimensions, and ethical implications synthesized with academic knowledge
1. The candidate supports applications of data literacy and technology appropriate to the field of specialization. (CAEP A1.1a & e)
2. The candidate uses research and understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies. (CAEP A1.1b)
Implements skills as a gift from God, because teaching/leadership is a calling from God
3. The candidate employs data analysis and evidence to develop supportive school environment. (CAEP A1.1c)
4. The candidate leads/participates in collaborative activities with others such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents. (CAEP A1.1d)
Believes and practices personal integrity, social responsibility, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the betterment of humanity
5. The candidate develops a Biblical worldview applied to professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics, and professional standards appropriate to the *field of specialization. (CAEP A1.1f)
Program Specific Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements, specific admission procedures for the Ed.S. are listed below. Submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to registering for any graduate courses. Where noted, forms are available online at: http://www.liberty.edu/apply.
- Academic Records. Applicants must submit an official transcript indicating successful completion of a master’s degree program from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from all schools previously attended.
- Ed.S. applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above on graduate degree required for entrance to the program.
Transfer of Credit
All graduate transfer credits are subject to the approval of the School of Education (SOE) Graduate Committee. Such courses must carry a grade of at least a B- and be comparable to Liberty University graduate courses. Transfer credit will only be considered from institutions or schools accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. With approval, up to six hours may be transferred into the Ed.D. program. It is the responsibility of each applicant to supply official transcripts along with a written request to have credit applied to the degree program. Transfer credits must have been completed within the previous ten years to be eligible for transfer to the Ed.D.