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, Madison Anema at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can schedule an appointment through LUNetwork.
Appointments are given on a first come, first served basis, so please set up your appointment at your earliest convenience.
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.
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 outlined in the Academic Policies found in the Academic Catalog.
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 coursework 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.
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.
The outline for your EDUC courses will be dependent on whether your program is on a four or a four-and-a-half-year track and when you can fit the EDUC courses in your credit-load. If you have any questions, please contact Madison Anema at email@example.com.