So, I'm really at the point where I need to make a desicion about the future of my education. I have an Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty, I am a lead special education teacher in a local high school, and I really would like to finish my doctorate... However, I need to stay mostly online (due to many reasons), but I am worried about the reputation/respect of an online degree. I am looking at Northwest Nazarene University and Liberty. NNU will take my ENTIRE Ed.S and they seem to have a better reputation on the rankings list, but Liberty gives me a massive tuition discount (veteran) AND they are only a 3 hour drive. I also feel very comfortable at Liberty (Masters, Ed.S, and ASD certificate), despite not being of their belief system. One last point, LU have an Ed.D in special education (my area), and NNU offer a Ph.D/Ed.D in Education Leadership. I'm told that I can gear my research towards special education. Mostly, I would like to work for a university one day, and I want to make sure that my doctorate isn't disregarded in those circles. I'm not trying to be tenure at Harvard, but maybe associate/adjunct/staff at a local university in New England. I've written this in kind of a hurry, so excuse grammar etc. I'm really interested in all of your opinions on this. I'm sure that there are many of you who have been in the same situation. Thanks so much!