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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education Degree

Residential B.Ed. in Special Education (K-12) – Licensure

Help students reach their fullest potential with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education degree from Liberty University. Here, you’ll gain the skills necessary to accommodate the needs of all students in the 21st-century classroom.

At Liberty, we recognize that each child is uniquely created by God. And our courses are taught from a Christian perspective by educators with years of experience in the field of special education. In this program, you’ll learn how to view teaching through a biblical worldview and make a positive impact in public, private, community, or home school settings.

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education degree is designed for students who do not have an initial teaching license. The courses address topics like special education law, behavior management, and diversity and inclusion. Special Education coursework also includes field experiences in special education and settings inclusive of individuals with exceptionalities.

Academics: B.Ed. in Special Education

Credit Hours

121 total hours

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Special Education (B.Ed.) DCP

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Courses

  • Special Education Law & Characteristics (EDSP 323)
  • Behavior Management (EDSP 363)
  • Inclusive Planning for Diverse Learners (EDSP 413)
  • Assessment and Transition Planning (EDSP 473)

Start Your Career as an Educator

Career Information

Graduates with the B.Ed. in Special Education who gain state licensure will be eligible to teach individuals with exceptionalities in kindergarten through 12th Grade. Graduates pursue a range of positions in the field of special education including public, private, Christian, and international settings.

With a B.Ed. and an initial license in Special Education: General Curriculum, graduates are able to pursue additional endorsements in special education, including early childhood special education, transition specialist, and adaptive special education.

It is not uncommon for candidates to be hired right out of student teaching.

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