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 2020 through summer 2021. 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 three credit hours of the following:3
Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education
Theories of Educational Leadership 1
Total Hours6
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
Total Hours9
Secondary Education Cognate
Choose nine credit hours of the following:9
Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning
Technology and Diversity
Teaching Science in the Middle School
Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School
Mathematics Instruction and Learning for K-8
Literacy for Middle Level Learners
Total Hours9
Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 13
Total Hours6

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

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