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WELCOME! School of Education. Orientation: Part 1 2010. Accreditation. Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l ) - NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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welcome school of education

WELCOME!School of Education

Orientation: Part 1


  • Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l) - NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

NCATE is highly respected in the education community and may be necessary (or preferred) for licensure in some states

  • To develop competent professionals with a Biblical world view for Christian, public, and private schools


KNOWS Christian values, moral dimensions, and ethical implications synthesized with academic knowledge



IMPLEMENTS skills as a gift from God, because teaching/leadership is a calling from God.



BELIEVES and practices personal integrity, social responsibility, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the betterment of humanity

p l a c e

Program & Learning Assessment

Cycle for Educators







overview of programs
Overview of Programs
  • Master’s degrees
    • MAT- Master of Arts in Teaching
    • MEd- Master of Education
    • EdS- Educational Specialist
  • EdD- Doctoral Degree
what is the advising guide
What is the Advising Guide?
  • Resource for LUO staff and candidates
  • Located on the Graduate Education website:
  • www.liberty.edu/advisingguide
    • Links to the Advising Guide are also located on LUOnline.com and on each Education degree page
information on the advising guide
Information on the Advising Guide
  • Program specific:
  • - Degree Completion Plans
  • - Course Sequencing Guides
  • - Field Experience Summaries
  • - Course Competency Charts
  • Contact information
  • Gates
  • Licensure
  • Student teaching
  • Course descriptions
  • Course scheduling
  • These PowerPoint slides are on the Advising Guide 
  • Education advisors will be available during the luncheon that follows this meeting
what are gates
What Are Gates?
  • 4 “Gates” must be passed to complete the EDUC programs
  • Each gate is a checkpoint to ensure that candidates are ready to move to the next stage
gate 1 admissions
Gate 1-Admissions
  • Gate 1 - Admission into the EDUC program of choice
  • Once the student is fully accepted into the program, Gate 1 has been passed
gate 2 candidacy
Gate 2-Candidacy
  • Gate 2 application submitted by candidates after 9-15 credit hours have been completed
  • Gate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the candidate meets the requirements for the specific program or specialization
gate 2 requirements
Gate 2 Requirements
  • Gate 2 application
  • DCP w/courses completed (including any transfer credits)
  • Course Competency Chart (Elementary and Secondary Education ONLY)
gate 3 capstone
Gate 3 Capstone
  • Gate 3 application for capstone experience in final semester

* LICENSURE: Submit in LiveText

    • *MAT: Student teaching (590/591)
    • * MEd: Internship (699)
    • MEd-T&L: Project and/or practicum (698)
    • EdS: Advanced research & writing (718)
    • EdD: Dissertation (990)
gate 4 program completion
Gate 4-Program Completion
  • Completion of program
  • Submit graduation application!
  • Licensure paperwork, if applicable
what is livetext
What is LiveText?
  • LiveText is required for candidates in licensure programs
  • LiveText is used to submit benchmark assignments and create portfolios
  • LiveText is purchased by each candidate only ONE TIME (from MBS or www.livetext.com )
advantages of livetext
Advantages of LiveText
  • Create projects/portfolios that can be viewed by professors and prospective employers
  • Receive feedback from professors
  • Access standards, outcomes and competencies
  • Access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($30 extra)
teaching learning

Teaching & Learning

Master of Education

overview of teaching learning
Overview of Teaching & Learning
  • NON-licensure program
  • 36 credit hours
  • Online; no required intensives
  • No required Praxis tests
  • Capstone course: Complete project and/or practicum
t l specializations
T&L Specializations
  • General Education - Leadership option
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Middle School
  • Other specializations in development - Educational Technology
school of education

School of Education

Orientation: Part II




  • Licensure is strongly recommended
  • Do NOT attempt to earn licensure through a NON-licensure program

Verification by Institution:

  • Completion of Approved Education Program
  • The applicant completed requirements for the
      • bachelor’s
      • master’s
      • six year (educational specialist)
      • doctorate
  • degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area(s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)

Verification by Institution:

  • Completion of Approved Education Program
  • The applicant completed requirements for the
      • bachelor’s
      • master’s
      • six year (educational specialist)
      • doctorate
  • degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area(s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)
licensure options
Licensure Options
  • Initial licensure: - MAT or EdS/EdD
  • Advanced licensure: - MEd or EdS/EdD
  • Specialization: endorsement area for licensure upon completion of the program
  • Specializations available:
    • Elementary Education
    • Secondary Education (must choose content area)
    • Special Education
content competencies
Content Competencies
  • Elementary and Secondary education: - content competencies required
  • Content competencies: specific for specialization/teaching endorsement
  • Competencies: courses taken in undergraduate program; additional courses may be required
  • Other endorsements added through Praxis II
example of content competencies
Example of Content Competencies
  • Secondary Education—Math
mat initial licensure tests
MAT: Initial Licensure Tests

TESTS required for GATE 3 application

passing scores by Gate 3

  • Praxis II Completed for a specific content area
  • VCLA(Virginia Communications and Literary Assessment)
    • May be taken online
  • VRA (Virginia Reading Assessment)
    • Offered ONLY in Virginia
    • Elementary or Special Education only
gate 3 mat student teaching
GATE 3: MAT-Student Teaching
  • Application due in prior semester
    • 2/15 for fall student teaching
    • 9/15 for spring student teaching
  • Passing scores required for Gate 3
  • Application must be submitted in LiveText
gate 3 student teaching internship
GATE 3: Student Teaching/Internship
  • Placement options
    • Your own classroom/school (must beaccredited school; in your endorsement area)
    • Lynchburg area – do NOT contact schools(All local requests by LU Licensure Office)
    • Outside Lynchburg area – candidates contact schools and submit information to [email protected]
mat field experience student teaching
MAT Field Experience/Student Teaching
  • MAT candidates must complete Field Experience throughout the program
    • Candidates track experience hours on field experience log
    • Hours required in a variety of settings (see Field Summary on Advising Guide)
  • 300 hours required to complete MAT (includes practicum and student teaching), with a minimum of 150 hours of directed student teaching
professional opportunities
Professional opportunities
  • Professional memberships required on FES (Field Experience Summary)
  • SOE offers two online chapters
      • ASCD
      • KDP
join lynchburg s professional chapter of kappa delta pi

Join Lynchburg’s Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi !

For more information please email:

Dr. Shante’ Moore Austin [email protected] or

Dr. Connie McDonald [email protected]

  

Kappa Delta Pi

International Honor Society in Education

master of education

Master of Education

Advanced Licensure

overview of med
Overview of MEd
  • 36 credit hour program (48 for School Counseling)
  • Specializations:
    • Licensure/Online + intensives:
      • Administration
      • School Counseling
      • Program Specialist
    • Non-licensure/Online
      • Teaching and Learning
advanced licensure
Advanced Licensure
  • Administration/Supervision - must have initial licensure /*teaching experience
  • Program Specialists – must have initial licensure
    • Gifted, Early Childhood (add-ons)
    • Reading, Math must have *teaching experience

* experience during M.Ed. Program accepted

  • School Counseling should have two years of teaching or counseling experience
    • Experience may be assistant counselor
    • Experience not required in all states
med field experience internship
MEd Field Experience/Internship
  • Administration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internship - 120 hours prior to internship
  • Program Specialist: 200 hours
  • School Counseling: 300 hours, including
    • 100 hours in K-6, 100 hours in 7-12
  • Field experience will be completed throughout the program and tracked on Field Summary
gate 3 med internship
GATE 3: MEd-Internship
  • Application due in prior semester
    • 2/15 for fall student teaching
    • 9/15 for spring student teaching
  • Application submitted in LiveText
advanced licensure tests
Advanced Licensure Tests
  • Administration & Supervision
      • SLLA
  • Program Specialist
      • Reading: VRA002(in Virginia ONLY)
      • Math: Praxis II
      • Add-ons: No test (ECE or Gifted)
  • School Counseling
      • Praxis II
education specialist ed s doctor of education ed d

Initial & Advanced Licensure Options

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Requirements listed at bottom of DCP (Degree Completion Plan)

eds edd licensure options
EdS/EdD Licensure Options


  • Additional courses - courses from master’s may apply
  • Initial licensure
  • Teaching experience
  • Internship
  • Licensure tests
school of education1

School of Education

Orientation: Part III


overview of eds
Overview of EdS
  • 30 credit hour program
  • Post-Master’s degree
  • Online
    • No intensives; unless planning to complete licensure or EdD
  • 2 cognate areas available:
    • Educational Leadership
    • Teaching & Learning
overview of edd
Overview of EdD
  • 60 credit hour program
  • Online + intensives
    • 9 credit hours of intensives (3 courses)
  • 2 specialization options:
    • Educational Leadership
    • Teaching & Learning
  • Additional requirements
    • Comprehensive Exam
    • Dissertation
comprehensive exam
Comprehensive Exam
  • Candidates must complete a comprehensive exam
  • Exam will be started in EDUC 719/919 (intensive) and later completed online
  • EDUC 719/919 should be taken as the last course in the program (Professional Writing and Research)
  • Research and discussion on a specific topic
  • Begin thinking of a topic and collecting resources from the beginning of the program
  • Typically 100 pages or more, but there is not an exact required length (Content is more important!)
failure to complete the dissertation
Failure to Complete the Dissertation
  • Register for dissertation seminar until the dissertation is complete
  • “ABD”—”all but dissertation”(degree will not be conferred)
  • May complete EdS instead (provided the EdS is not already earned)
dissertation committee
Dissertation Committee
  • All committee members must hold a doctoral degree
  • 3 committee members:
    • Chair: Full-time faculty member
    • Member 2: Full-time or adjunct faculty
    • Member 3: Local for candidate
dissertation defense
Dissertation Defense
  • Candidate MUST come to campus for the dissertation defense
  • Time/date for the oral defense will be scheduled by candidate and committee chair
  • Committee will determine whether the dissertation will be accepted or returned to the candidate for additions/corrections
school of education2

School of Education

Study to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15