Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education

Badge image for Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education
Badge image for Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education

Request Information

By submitting contact information through this form, I agree that Liberty University and its affiliates may call and/or text me about its offerings by any phone number I have provided and may provide in the future, including any wireless number, using automated technology.

Message and data rates may apply. For additional information, text HELP to 49595 or 49596. You may opt-out at any time by sending STOP to 49595 or 49596. Visit for Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

OR

Find Program

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education

Overview
What You Will Learn
Careers
Benefits
Military

Prepare for a Rewarding Career with Liberty’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education

Education is a vast field, providing opportunities for working with a variety of age groups and target populations. If you have a focused passion for investing in students with special educational needs but do not wish to pursue a licensure track, Liberty University’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree will equip you with the tools and skills needed to become a life-changing teacher in special education. Each M.Ed. course taken will train you in academia, behavior, and curriculum explicitly focused on special education. By integrating biblical principles in each M.Ed. university course, you will not only acquire quality learning but also gain scriptural foundations to create a holistic educational experience.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to help you excel as an educator by providing keen insight and resources from professors with years of experience. This degree in special education specifically is an excellent option for currently licensed teachers wishing to gain a master’s degree or students who do not need to become a licensed public school teacher.

At Liberty University, we believe in our students. That’s why we work hard to develop reasonably priced and academically rigorous programs that produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. We also believe that earning your degree should be affordable, which is why our 100% online M.Ed. degrees are now specially priced at just $415 per credit hour for full-time students.

What Will You Learn in Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education Specialization?

  • Communication, language, and sensory aspects of Autism
  • Collaborating for successful transitions
  • Learning theory
  • Current issues in education

As a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredited university, Liberty strives to impart not only theoretical knowledge but also practical application. Through choosing to an optional practicum/research project, you will receive mentorship and hands-on experience which can translate into your future aspirations in special education. This enriching career degree track will not only help you learn in-demand skills but also help you come to better understand and address specific behaviors of students with special needs. Due to its flexible and affordable online format, you can tailor your degree to best meet your educational requirements as well as fit into your demanding schedule.

You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degrees in teaching or school counseling.

Potential Career Options

  • Special education director
  • Special education teacher
  • Tutor

M.Ed. in Special Education Program Highlights

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 among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Students are able to complete this M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree program in as little as one and a half 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 by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate 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)
36

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 23, 2021

Accreditation

NCATE through CAEP

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 30+ 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.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

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!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

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.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

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 6 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.

Request Information


 

Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% 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.