Education Specialist (Ed.S.) - Educational Law

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) - 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

Foundations of Education Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
Choose one of the following:
Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education
Theories of Educational Leadership 1
Educational Law Core
Choose five of the following:
Family Law
Children and the Law Seminar
Law of Nonprofits 2
Intellectual Property
First Amendment Law Seminar
School Law Seminar
Employment Law
Land Use and Zoning
Choose one of the following:
Educational Leadership and Public Relations
Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving
Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 33
Total Hours9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 30 Total 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

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