B.S. in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies

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B.S. in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies

What You Will Learn

Transform Children’s Lives through Specialized Learning with Our Online B.S. in Special Education Degree

Special education teachers have to be prepared to handle a wide variety of teaching challenges with compassion and patience. In addition to potentially having a broad range of different ages in one group, their students may have a broad spectrum of learning, cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities that create unique learning challenges in the classroom. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies will prepare you to enter the world of teaching in this unique atmosphere. You will learn various techniques to teach communication skills, assess and meet learning challenges, and meet foundational, appropriate educational goals in a way that is adaptable to students with a range of disabilities. All of Liberty’s special education classes are taught from a Christian worldview as you learn how you, as their teacher, can meet each student where God has placed them.

As a student studying special education with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, you will learn not only how to teach lessons and provide intellectual stimulation, but how to care for and nurture your students emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The B.S. in Special Education online degree’s courses will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to be an effective teacher in the special education field. Students looking for the best way to continue their special education training to teach in public school settings will be able to continue to the Master of Arts in Teaching program and meet additional requirements needed for teaching licensure.

Liberty University’s Educator Preparation program is accredited by the National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

What Will You Learn in Our Online Bachelor’s in Special Education Degree Program?

  • Learning and behavior problems in the Special Education field
  • Educational and theoretical approaches to autism
  • Psychology of the exceptional child and how to help them continue to grow
  • Classroom management skills that will help you handle classroom challenges
  • Intervention methods for students with intellectual disabilities

Becoming a special education teacher requires expertise in assessing and managing disabilities in the classroom. To prepare you for this task, Liberty University has designed the B.S. in Special Education online degree to educate you on these essential subjects. You will also have the opportunity to complete an optional 300-hour practicum to give you in-demand skills and hands-on experience in a classroom before graduation. You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education.

Potential Career Options with a Special Education – Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree

  • Tutoring
  • Homeschooling
  • Paraprofessional
  • Private School

Our Online B.S. in Special Education Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online special education bachelor’s degree from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our flexible and affordable B.S. in Special Education online degree in under four years.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to: 

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training. 

Credit Hours


Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Up to 75% can be transferred to Liberty

Next Start Date

Aug 19, 2019