Liberty University

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#97 Overall Score: 59 Best Online Education Programs

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Graduate Education Program Overview

Liberty University offers a Master of Arts in teaching, Master of Education, Doctor of Education and an education specialist degree online. Most programs require students to complete three to four short-term on-campus intensives at the school's campus in Lynchburg, Va. Students may have to complete field experiences as well. Online graduate education programs at Liberty University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, one of two accrediting bodies recognized by the Department of Education. Liberty University is regionally accredited the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Master of Education program prepares students for leadership roles. Students have more than 10 specializations to choose from, including administration and supervision, school counseling, and teaching and learning. The online Master of Arts in teaching program is designed for students with no teaching background, and the program is state-approved for initial licensure in Virginia. Students from other states can take advantage of licensure through reciprocity agreements with other states; however, it is advised that students research their home state's licensure requirements in order to ensure that Liberty's programs meet requirements.

Liberty University's support services include academic advising, mentoring and virtual library materials. Courses are offered in eight-week terms with varying start dates. Students must earn a degree within five years of enrollment. Liberty University is a nonprofit Christian university and courses are taught from a Christian worldview.

At Liberty University, a private institution, all of the online education classes are recorded and archived, so students can access the information on their own time. The application deadline for online education degree programs at Liberty University is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2007-2008
Total enrollment 2,054
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $490 (in-state)
$490 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 66
Student Engagement score 68
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 136
Faculty Credentials and Training score 57
Student Services and Technology rank 118
Student Services and Technology score 44
Admissions Selectivity rank 99
Admissions Selectivity score 30


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
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Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 104 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 181 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
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Student Body

Enrollment 2,054
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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $535
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $535
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $490
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $490

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