Professional Advising

Majors

  • Residential Elementary Education
  • Residential Special Education
  • Residential Comprehensive/Secondary Licensure

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.  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.

One-on-One Appointment


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 Questions
soe@liberty.edu

Background Check Questions
edbackground@liberty.edu

Gate 2 Questions
uapply@liberty.edu

Gate 3 Questions
uteach@liberty.edu


General Advising and Tips for the Teacher Licensure Program

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.

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 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. 


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

  • Semester 1
    • Take Technology Competency Assessment.
    • View Program Information at www.liberty.edu/uguide.
    • Complete LU School of Education Background Check
    • EDUC 125
  • Semester 2
    • Take Praxis Core Math and Reading Sections.
    • Take VCLA.
    • Submit Application for Gate 2 - Program Status Check for Gate 3 by June 1st.
    • EDUC 220
  • Semester 3
    • EDUC 225 - Gate 2 must be completed.
    • EDUC 226 - Gate 2 must be completed.
    • EDUC 240 - Gate 2 must be completed.
  • Semester 4
    • Optional Semester off from EDUC courses.
  • Semester 5
    • Take RVE
    • EDUC 317
    • EDUC 318
    • EDUC 319
  • Semester 6
    • Take Praxis Subject Assessments during this semester.
    • EDUC 322
    • EDUC 323
    • EDUC 324
    • EDUC 360
  • Semester 7
    • Apply for Program Entrance and to Student Teach through Gate 3 application by September 1st deadline.
    • Praxis Core Math and Reading, Praxis Subject Assessment, VCLA, and RVE must be passed before Gate 3 can be submitted.
    • EDUC 410
    • EDUC 411
    • EDUC 415
    • EDUC 416
    • Optional EDUC 412
  • Semester 8
    • Student Teaching Semester – All other coursework must be completed prior to this semester.
    • EDUC 475
    • EDUC 476
    • EDUC 477


Special Education

  • Semester 1
    • Take Technology Competency Assessment.
    • View Program Information at www.liberty.edu/uguide.
    • Complete LU School of Education Background Check
    • EDUC 125
  • Semester 2
    • Take Praxis Core Math and Reading Sections.
    • Take VCLA.
    • Submit Application for Gate 2 - Program Status Check for Gate 3 by June 1st.
    • EDUC 220
  • Semester 3
    • EDSP 323
    • EDSP 324
  • Semester 4
    • 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.
  • Semester 5
    • Take RVE during this semester.
    • EDUC 317
    • EDUC 318
    • EDUC 319
    • EDSP 413
    • EDSP 414
  • Semester 6
    • Take Praxis Subject Assessments during this semester.
    • EDSP 473
    • EDSP 474
    • EDUC 323
    • EDUC 360
    • Optional EDUC 322 and EDUC 324
  • Semester 7
    • Apply for Program Entrance and to Student Teach through Gate 3 application by September 1st deadline.
    • Praxis Core Math and Reading, Praxis Subject Assessment, VCLA, and RVE must be passed before Gate 3 can be submitted.
    • EDUC 410
    • EDUC 411
    • EDUC 415
    • EDUC 416
  • Semester 8
    • 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 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 Elisabeth at edroselle@liberty.edu

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