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B.Ed. Elementary Education: Special Education General Curriculum K-6

Residential Degree in Elementary Education: Special Education General Curriculum K-6 – Licensure

Engage and inspire all children to achieve their educational best with the B.Ed. in Elementary Education: Special Education (SPED) General Curriculum K-6 from Liberty University. Here, you’ll not only gain the licensure you need to teach, but you’ll learn how to apply developed skills in a hands-on teaching environment specific to elementary education and special education.

The B.Ed in Elementary Education: Special Education General Curriculum K-6 degree will give you two endorsements: one in elementary education and the other in SPED general education K-6. This attractive program makes you eligible for a Virginia state teaching license in two areas. To obtain a license in another state, follow reciprocity guidelines established by that state’s Department of Education.

Enjoy in-person classroom study with experienced faculty who are committed to providing quality education based on the principles of God’s Word. Develop a biblical worldview along with the type of leadership skills you’ll need in the classroom.

Students selecting and completing this degree will have the opportunity to complete several courses in special education. These courses will include writing IEPs, behavior intervention, and transitional plans.


Academics: Elementary Education (B.Ed.): Special Education General Curriculum K-6

Credit Hours

130 total credit hours

Program of Study

Elementary Education (B.Ed.) – Special Education General Curriculum K-6

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Elementary Education Courses

  • Introduction to Education and Classroom Technologies (EDUC 201)
  • Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners (EDUC 318)
  • Special Education Law and Characteristics (EDSP 323)
  • Behavior and Individual Differences (EDUC 350)
  • Elementary School Curriculum (EDUC 410)
  • Assessment and Transition Planning for Diverse Learners (EDSP 473)

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Career Opportunities in Elementary Education

A teaching license is required for many careers in the field of education. This degree leads to initial licensure in the state of Virginia. Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity. The Bachelor of Education degree will prepare you for a teaching career through studies of child development and cognitive processes. You will also explore research-based pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies. Course work will require you to complete projects and lesson plans that focus on special education and teaching and working with students with special needs. You will then complete the degree with a semester of student teaching that will acclimate you to the role of being a teacher.