Dr. Beth Ackerman — Associate Dean, School of Education
Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
(Non-licensure with 5th year MAT Special Education licensure option)
As an individual with a desire to further your education and gain insight into the foundational principles of education, earning your Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies (non-licensure with 5th year MAT option) will equip you with the specialized knowledge, insight, and skills you need to achieve your goals and succeed in your career. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, you may choose to continue for a 5th year to earn licensure in special education through the MAT. You may also choose to pursue one of our online master's degree programs.
Liberty University’s® Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies program approaches the discipline of education from a Christian perspective to provide you with a firm foundation from which to understand special educational development and behavior.
You will gain insight into the development and influence of a Christian worldview in special education, as well as study current educational trends practiced in today’s private and public schools while earning your online bachelor’s degree in education.
Courses give you the opportunity to tap into education by evaluating associated methods and interventions such as differentiated learning and direct instruction. An online degree in pre-teacher preparation will give you the opportunity to create lesson plans and units for the purpose of educational planning.
The Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies degree serves to provide a foundation of education that can assist a student in becoming a teacher candidate in a graduate education program. The program also provides theories and methodology of Christian education that will assist those who will work in Christian schools, churches, and the home. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for a teaching certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) by submitting the form below. And it will prepare you for our MAT licensure program in special education.
What’s your minor?
Expand your degree options by choosing a Minor from the Bachelor's Degree Programs web page.
$325 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
120 total hours
30 hours must be taken through Liberty
50% (18 hours) of major must be taken through Liberty
30 hours of upper-level course are a required part of the 120 total hours.
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