Professional Advising

Residential Elementary Education, Special Education, and Comprehensive/Secondary Licensure Majors

Freshmen and Sophomores

If you are a freshman or sophomore by credit and you have any questions regarding your major (if El. Ed. or SPED), licensure, or graduation requirements, please contact the School of Education Professional Advisor, Elisabeth Roselle at edroselle@liberty.edu.

For the Fall 2017 semester, Elisabeth is available for walk-in appointments in DeMoss 1314R during the following times, unless otherwise noted:

  • Monday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

If you are unavailable during those times, you can schedule an appointment through LUNetwork.

Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so please set up your appointment by using this One-on-One Appointment link at your earliest convenience.


Juniors and Seniors

If you are a junior or senior by credit, please email the department chair of your program to set up an appointment or email your questions to the correct School of Education address.


General Advising and Tips for the Teacher Licensure Program

Is it possible to double major in Elementary and Special Education?

Per the policies for double majors found in the Academic Information and Policies for Residential Students, students cannot double major in Elementary Education and Special Education due to the violation of the 30-unique hour rule, as outline in the Academic Policies found in the Academic Catalog.

Double Majors
Students who wish to complete a double major (B.S./B.S. or B.A./B.A.) or two separate undergraduate degrees (B.A./B.S. or B.A./B.M. or B.S./B.M.) must meet with their professional advisor in CASAS to work out a completion plan.

Students must have 30 unique hours within the major core of the first or second major or degree. The Core Competency Requirements may be shared if they are the same. However, if any requirements are different, the student must fulfill the higher of the two requirements. 

The requirements from one major can be used as electives for the second major, and vice versa.  At least 50% of the course work for each major must be earned at Liberty University.

Students who wish to earn an associate degree with two majors must have at least 15 unique hours in the core of the first or second major.

If students would like to receive certification and license to teach Special Education and Elementary Education, they will have to major in Special Education and complete the optional dual endorsement section of their degree completion plan as well as the additional requirements for the elementary endorsement listed above. 


Course Sequencing

Due to the requirements set for Teacher Licensure majors, it is vital that you follow the suggested course sequence in regard to the Education courses. Falling off the sequence could potentially add additional semesters to your graduation timeline.

Elementary Education

1st Semester

  • Take Technology Competency Assessment.

  • View Program Information at www.liberty.edu/uguide.

  • Complete LU School of Education Background Check

  • EDUC 125

 

2nd Semester

  • Take Praxis Core Math Section.
  • Take VCLA.
  • Apply for Teacher Licensure Program through Gate 2 Application by June 1st.
  • EDUC 220

 

3rd Semester

  • EDUC 225 - Gate 2 must be completed.
  • EDUC 226 - Gate 2 must be completed.
  • EDUC 240 - Gate 2 must be completed.

 

4th Semester

  • Optional Semester off from EDUC courses.

 

5th Semester

  • Take RVE
  • EDUC 317
  • EDUC 318
  • EDUC 319

 

6th Semester

  • Take Praxis II assessments during this semester.
  • EDUC 322
  • EDUC 323
  • EDUC 324
  • EDUC 360

 

7th Semester

  • Apply to Student Teach through Gate 3 application by September 1st deadline.
  • Praxis II, VCLA, and RVE must be passed before Gate 3 can be submitted.
  • EDUC 410
  • EDUC 411
  • EDUC 415
  • EDUC 416
  • Optional EDUC 712

 

8th Semester

Student Teaching Semester

All other coursework must be completed prior to this semester.

  • EDUC 475
  • EDUC 476
  • EDUC 477


Special Education

1st Semester

  • Take Technology Competency Assessment.
  • View Program Information at www.liberty.edu/uguide.
  • Complete LU School of Education Background Check
  • EDUC 125

 

2nd Semester

  • Take Praxis Core Math Section.
  • Take VCLA.
  • Apply for Teacher Licensure Program through Gate 2 Application by June 1st.
  • EDUC 220

 

3rd Semester

  • EDSP 323
  • EDSP 324

 

4th Semester

  • EDUC 225 - Gate 2 must be passed.
  • EDUC 226 - Gate 2 must be passed.
  • EDUC 240 - Gate 2 must be passed.
  • EDSP 363 - Gate 2 must be passed. 
  • EDSP 364 - Gate 2 must be passed.

 

5th Semester

  • Take RVE during this semester.
  • EDUC 317
  • EDUC 318
  • EDUC 319
  • EDSP 413
  • EDSP 414

 

6th Semester

  • Take Praxis II assessments during this semester.
  • EDSP 473
  • EDSP 474
  • EDUC 323
  • EDUC 360
  • Optional EDUC 322 and EDUC 324

 

7th Semester

  • Apply to Student Teach through Gate 3 application by September 1st deadline.
  • Praxis II, VCLA, and RVE must be passed before Gate 3 can be submitted.
  • EDUC 410
  • EDUC 411
  • EDUC 415
  • EDUC 416

 

8th Semester

  • Student Teaching Semester
  • All other coursework must be completed prior to this semester.
  • EDUC 475
  • EDUC 476
  • EDUC 477

Comprehensive or Secondary Licensure

The outline for your EDUC courses will be dependent on whether your program is on a 4 or a 4 ½ year track and when you can fit the EDUC courses in your credit-load. 

Tools for Your Academic Success at Liberty

Information regarding ASIST, the Registrar’s website, the CASAS website and other vital tips for your success at Liberty University can be found in our UGuide (Undergraduate Advising Guide).