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Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education

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Grow Your Impact in the Field of Education with Liberty’s Ed.S. in Special Education

Do you want to embark on a rewarding educational journey? Do you desire to impact the lives of individuals with diverse learning needs? If so, our Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education degree has just what you need. This specialized degree program provides an advanced level of training and expertise, empowering you to become a leader in the field of special education.

Throughout your Ed.S. in Special Education program, you can delve deep into various aspects of special education, including assessment and evaluation techniques, individualized instruction, behavior management strategies, and the implementation of inclusive educational practices. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of diverse learning, you can be well prepared to develop tailored interventions and support systems that cater to the unique needs of each student.

Armed with knowledge, practical experience, and a commitment to inclusivity, you can be ready to address the unique challenges and opportunities that come with supporting students with special needs. The knowledge and skill set that can be developed in this degree can help you emerge as a highly skilled and compassionate special education professional. Whether you choose to work in a school setting, community organization, or research institution, your Ed.S. degree can help open doors to a fulfilling career dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Ed.S. in Special Education Program?

  • Both qualitative and quantitative educational research methods
  • Effective leadership, management, and supervision in special education services
  • Essential concepts in classroom management, learning motivation, diversity, exceptionalities, and assessments
  • Transition planning, collaboration, and communication support service options

Liberty’s Ed.S. in Special Education program offers a comprehensive curriculum that allows you to develop practical communication skills across various mediums, strengthen your critical problem-solving abilities, and enhance your information literacy. This program emphasizes the analysis of applied research, culminating in a capstone project where you will present the practical applications of your learning.

Our Ed.S. in Special Education curriculum also ensures you can engage with coursework promoting a Christian worldview. This approach to education aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for your professional endeavors and a solid moral and ethical foundation to guide your work in special education.

Potential Careers for Ed.S. in Special Education Graduates

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educational consultant
  • K-12 educational technology director
  • Special education advocate
  • University administrator

Benefits of Pursuing Your Ed.S. in Special Education with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete this Ed.S. in Special Education program in as little as 1 year!
  • Completing your Ed.S. degree through Liberty University allows you to potentially transfer in up to 27 credits to our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree to give you a jumpstart on your doctorate!

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 by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for Ed.S. courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
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Credit Hours

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Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

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Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Mar 18, 2024

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

“In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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