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The coursework was challenging and inventive. Moving from undergrad education to the seminary I found the same high levels of competency, friendliness, and attention to detail from professors while developing good communication skills with my classmates. My 2010 visit to the campus with my family aided in my decision to later enroll in seminary.
The cultural diversity on the campus and with staff hails the Christian spirit of the Falwell legacy. In all, out of the five years I have been enrolled in Liberty I have thoroughly enjoyed the educational experience here.
I am approximately 50% complete with my Ed.D in Educational Leadership (with a certification in school administration). So far the experience has been great, of course with any school you will have your great and no-so great instructors. I only had one mediocre but it was due to her ongoing medical issues. But overall the education is what you put into it, and I have enjoyed learning from LUO. For military, the financial aid was easy, the student services have been accommodating and the instructors work with servicemembers when our schedule gets messed up due to field exercises.
The intensive were a great experience and they put a lot of effort to ensure you are on the path of success when preparing for your dissertation. This is my first online program and I have found it just as challenging as traditional schools. If you do not have the self-discipline to get the assignments/work completed on time...then this program is not for you. I'll update this when I am complete with my Ed.D. Hope to see you at the finish line!
The college experience is what you make it. The college learning experience depends on what you are willing to put in. Liberty University has proven to be a quality University, providing quality instuction for this educator. I am currently pursuing an MAT in Special Education through Liberty University Online.
Prior to my enrollment in LUO, I was a graduate student at a top tier NC University. I must say that I have felt more challenged through the MAT program at LUO than I have anywhere. I began taking classes through LUO before accepting a job as a special education teacher. The classes I had through LUO prepared me for my NC teacher certification exams, and teaching.
Curriculum specialists, and administrators commented on my ability to teach my students effectively, and my awareness of the curriculum and content knowledge. I have just wrapped up my first year teaching, and many issues I faced were covered in detail at LUO.
I study hard. The work load is demanding. Every professor I have had has been there to respond to any comments, or needs in a timely manner. When working with fellow teacher who are in graduate school elsewhere they often comment, "Wow, you learned that in your program?" YOu have to put some intense work in to benefit from this program, as with any other graduate program. The coursework is quality work, and it has proven to be challenging each course.
I am proud to say that I am a student at Liberty University. Most importantly, I know that I will continue to learn what is needed to be the most effective educator I can be. Liberty University is the place where champions are made for Christ. The question is... HOW MUCH WILL YOU PUT IN? If you can answer your all, then I say get yourself enrolled today.
I chose Liberty because I did not want to be bombarded with liberal ideology while getting my degree. Liberty did a stupendous job of providing a high quality educational experience in a suppportive, Christian, conservative environment. The standards were high and the tasks demanding, but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Liberty and highly recommend it, particularly to Christians.
I think the graduate school of education is too large. There are over 1,000 students for a select few professors who are allowed to teach at the graduate level. Most professors ignore your comments. It is best not to disagree with them. They will tell you that dropping out is your only option. Their posts in the course will say encouraging Christian words.
I do think the tuition is high unless you are military and then it is cheap. In hindsight, I would have sacrificed my evenings or summers to pursue my doctoral degree at another school. Most of the time you are simply posting and responding to your peers with limited interaction with professors. My overall experience was okay, but definetly could be better.
I've been attending Liberty Online for a year now pursuing my Bachelors in Religion. Excellent courses and very knowledgeable and helpful Professors! The prices are very acceptable and have not seen or heard of any hidden fees!
I recently went to the University campus for a concert. Beautiful place and friendly students and staff. I've attended other online and campus colleges; this is by far my favorite and gives the best experience!
Liberty is overpriced and they push all kinds of extra fees on you that they don't tell you about. It's almost impossible to get a student teaching position unless you live right near them and their name means nothing in the teaching world because they are considered an "online" school.
I love Liberty University Online! I have attended a different school prior to Liberty and there is just no comparison! Questions and concerns are handled promptly, teachers are for the most part very understanding of what it's like to be an adult student. I absolutely love the knowledge on scripture every class has to offer! Awesome school! A+!!!
I do not recommend LU's online teaching degree MAT. The classes are good until you go to student teach. They give you no guidance or mentoring. They give a manual and say good luck. You can not change change schools if the teacher will not let you actually student teach.
They make so many mistakes that it is truly sad. If you have to withdraw from student teaching because your husband is in the military, they will make you wait a year and take more classes. I have waisted two years of my life. I have 11 A's in graduate school at LU no degree. I am so far vested that it is too late to change schools.
They will tell you that you have met graduation requirements but that you need more "content Competency" requirements. This is a legal way for them to make you take as many extra classes as they want. You can never talk to a "real" advisor on the phone - only students who really don't know the answers. Last, they will not tell you why you have to wait or take more classes. Student teaching through email to your instructors is a very BAD idea. Do not get a degree in teaching at liberty online. You will regret it.
I started classes through LUO in 2010, and so far, have loved it. Like any school you attend, there will be professors you like more than others, and professors who are better at responding to questions, etc., than others.
I'm surprised at the reviews from students complaining about the emphasis on scripture, etc., if you are attending a Baptist or Christian University, why in the world would you be upset with anything they require having to do with Scripture, etc.? It's like going to a steak house and complaining that the menu has too much beef and not enough salad.
Some of the classes have been quite challenging, but honestly, Liberty provides all of the resources needed to pass, including grading rubrics so you know exactly what it takes to make an A.
I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to go back and finish their degree.