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Education (Non-licensure), Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Online
Are you looking for a way to explore your interests in education, while also trying to see if a career in education is right for you? The online associate degree in Education (Non-licensure) from Liberty University is a great starting point for students with a goal of exploring various interests in the education field. 
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Overview

The Associate of Arts in Education is designed to give you the tools you need to begin helping children of all ages be successful in their educational journey.

The online associate degree in Education (Non-licensure) from Liberty University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

Many of our students choose the associate degree in education to work toward their long-term goal of teaching. Our online education associate degrees are non-licensure programs; however, you can transfer in credits from your associate degree and pursue licensure through our 100% online Bachelor of Education degrees!

What Career Opportunities Can You Pursue with an Associate Degree in Education?

  • Home school teacher
  • Christian school teacher not seeking licensure
  • Other education careers that may not need state licensure

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Education
  • Learning Theory and Portfolio Development
  • Classroom Management for Teachers
  • Psychology of Childhood

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    455 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    455 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Funding

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