Education (Ed.D.) - Educational Law
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. Refer to www.liberty.edu/advisingguide.
|Education Theory Courses|
|EDUC 701||Advanced Learning Theory and Research||3|
|EDUC 703||Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education||3|
|Educational Law Concentration|
|Choose fifteen credit hours from the following:|
|Children and the Law Seminar|
|Law of Nonprofits|
|First Amendment Law Seminar|
|School Law Seminar|
|Land Use and Zoning|
|Choose one of the following:|
|Educational Leadership and Public Relations|
|Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving|
|Choose one of the following:|
|College and University Administration|
|Culture and Educational Leadership|
|Research & Evaluation Courses|
|EDUC 750||Survey of Educational Research 1||3|
|EDUC 816||Applied Research||3|
|EDUC 850||Literature Review for Applied Research||3|
|EDUC 880||Applied Research Concepts & Methodology 2||3|
|EDUC 887||Capstone I 4||5|
|EDUC 888||Capstone II 4||5|
|EDUC 889||Capstone III 4||5|
|EDUC 890||Capstone IV 5||0|
A minimum of 20 Doctoral credit hours must be earned prior to enrollment in EDUC 750.
EDUC 880 must be the final course taken before enrolling in Capstone courses.
Once the student enters the Capstone phase, he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed.
Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887 Capstone I (5 c.h.), EDUC 888 Capstone II (5 c.h.), EDUC 889 Capstone III (5 c.h.) a maximum of two times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.
Enrollment in EDUC 890 is contingent on School of Education approval.
All applicable prerequisites must be met
- 54 Total hours
- A minimum of 39 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include from a prior degree earned through Liberty
- A maximum of 15 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 grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
- Successful completion of Capstone Project
- Degree must be completed within 7 years**
- Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
* Applicants who have previously completed an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) or equivalent degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered for advanced standing (up to 24 hours) in the Ed.D. program. Students who have earned an Ed.S. degree through Liberty are permitted to apply up to 27 hours (as applicable) from that degree toward the Ed.D.
** There is a limit of 5 years for completion of the Ed.D. for students who were granted 18 hours or more of advanced standing credit from a previously completed Ed.S. or equivalent degree.