Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.) - Secondary Education

Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.) - Secondary Education

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. 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. If you would like to be eligible for a VA state teaching license or work through reciprocity guidelines to be eligible for a license or certificate in another state, you must complete the coursework for this degree and the additional classes and requirements that are listed in the Notes section of the DCP. Please consult www.liberty.edu/advisingguide for licensure information and requirements.
Education Theory Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education
Theories of Educational Leadership 1
Curriculum & Instruction Core
Choose nine credit hours 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
Secondary Education Cognate
Choose nine credit hours of the following:9
Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning
Technology and Diversity 2
Teaching Science in the Middle School 2
Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 2
Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 2
Teaching Literacy in the Middle School 2
Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 33
Total Hours30

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A minimum of 24 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 6 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 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

Licensure Options

Must complete DCP for EdS, and additional courses below

Initial Licensure

Additional courses required:

Elementary

EDUC 530Teaching Mathematics3
EDUC 554Reading and Language Acquisition3
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management 13
EDUC 632Language Acquisition and Instruction 13
EDUC 634Teaching Science in the Elementary School3
EDUC 636Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School3
EDUC 656Teaching Content Area Reading3
  • Student teaching
  • Content competencies
  • VCLA
  • RVE
  • Praxis Subject Assessment

Special Education

EDUC 521Foundations of Exceptionality3
EDUC 524Collaborating for Successful Inclusive Classrooms3
EDUC 525Collaborating for Successful Transitions3
EDUC 530Teaching Mathematics3
EDUC 554Reading and Language Acquisition3
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
EDUC 622Educational Assessment and Intervention 13
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management 13
  • Student teaching
  • VCLA
  • RVE
  • Praxis Subject Assessment

Secondary

EDUC 539Current Issues in Content Areas3
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management 13
EDUC 625Content Instructional Procedures3
EDUC 656Teaching Content Area Reading3
  • Student teaching
  • Content competencies
  • VCLA
  • Praxis Subject Assessment

Add-on Licensure

Additional courses required and Field Experience Summary (45 hours)

Early Childhood (for 3-and-4-year-olds)

EDUC 501Advanced Child Development3
EDUC 598Field Experience Practicum3
EDUC 653Current Issues in Early Childhood Education3
EDUC 670Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood3
  • Must have elementary licensure

Gifted

EDUC 526Principles and Practices in Gifted Education3
EDUC 598Field Experience Practicum3
EDUC 620Organization and Design of Gifted Education Programs3
EDUC 621Educational Assessment for Special Needs3
EDUC 627Reading and Research in Gifted Education3
  • Must have initial license

Advanced Licensure

Additional courses required:

School Counseling

  • Master's Degree in Counseling

EDUC 600Human Development Across the Lifespan3
EDUC 622Educational Assessment and Intervention3
  • 33 hours of EDCE courses as listed on M.Ed. in School Counselor DCP

Reading or Math Specialist

EDUC 622Educational Assessment and Intervention 13
EDUC 641Supervision of Instruction 13
EDUC 650Specialists for Reading/Math Programs3
EDUC 652Current Issues in Reading/Math3
EDUC 699Internship (-A03)3
  • Must have initial license and 3 years experience
  • Also for Math: EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.), Praxis II
    or
  • Reading: EDUC 656 Teaching Content Area Reading (3 c.h.), EDUC 659 Foundations and Theories of Literacy Instruction (3 c.h.), RVE (Reading for Virginia Educators Elementary and Special Education or Reading for Virginia Educators:Reading Specialist School Administration)

Building-level School Administration

EDUC 641Supervision of Instruction3
EDUC 648School Finance and Management3
EDUC 672Curriculum Development (Elementary/Secondary)3
EDUC 699Internship (-A01)3
EDUC 740Leadership Principles and Ethics3
EDUC 741Theories of Educational Leadership3
EDUC 742Educational Leadership and Public Relations3
EDUC 747Advanced Educational Law3
  • Any graduate-level Curriculum course may substitute for EDUC 672 Curriculum Development (Elementary/Secondary) (3 c.h.)
  • Must have initial license and 3 years' experience
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