Bachelor Of Education Bed In Special Education Online
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 23, 2021
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NCATE through CAEP

Help Kids in Need with Liberty’s B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education Degree

Do you want licensure in elementary education with the option to help children with special needs? We’re here to help you get the skills and credentials you need! With Liberty’s 100% online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education – Special Education degree, you can become an elementary school teacher while learning how to help students with special needs learn and grow.

Gain the benefit of essential education theory, studying learning disabilities, and learning adaptation techniques that you can easily apply to your work in the classroom. With Liberty’s 100% online B.Ed. in Elementary Education degree, you can meet licensure requirements and get the hands-on experience you need without traveling to a traditional university campus.

Liberty University’s School of Education offers programs that are accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This B.Ed. in Elementary Education program is one of the first 100% online tracks approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to prepare students for teaching licensure. Students who complete this bachelor’s degree will complete the content competencies, student teaching, and practicum requirements for a Virginia state teaching license with endorsements in elementary education and special education general curriculum (K-6).*

*Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education Degree?

At Liberty, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. In keeping with that mission, we strive for excellence in all that we do – our academics, our professors, our standards, and more. Here is what you can look forward to by pursuing your online elementary with special education degree with us:

  • This is one of the first bachelor’s programs in the nation to offer you a curriculum that is both 100% online and prepares you for initial teaching licensure.
  • Your education professors are invested in your success as a student, dedicated to teaching your courses from a Christian perspective, and equipped with years of real-life experience in the classroom.
  • Liberty’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), making your degree well-respected among employers and schools.
  • Upon graduation, you will have completed licensure requirements approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to teach in the state of Virginia or apply for reciprocity for licensure in other states.
  • Be classroom-ready with over 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching.

What Will You Learn in Our Online B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education Degree Program?

Throughout your B.Ed. degree, you will be learning professional development to help you succeed in your field. You can get a thorough background in educational theories and become equipped to deliver safe, creative, and fun classes. Our program also prepares you through coursework in subjects like communication, mathematics, and biblical studies that can be used in your professional and personal life.

Additionally, your special education specialization will concentrate on current, research-based education theories and best practices that can prepare you to work effectively with children who have special needs. You will explore philosophical, legal, and sociological principles of special education as well as essential learning theories, equipping you to engage in research and scholarship.

Through this licensure track’s 90+ practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching, you will work in a school in your area to get hands-on classroom experience that will help you apply theory to practice. With this experience, you can meet licensure requirements and have the opportunity to gain reciprocity in your state through Virginia teaching licensure.

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Our Online B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education Degree Program Highlights

  • 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 degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years – and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • This is one of the first 100% online bachelor’s programs in the nation to offer a curriculum that prepares you for initial teacher licensure.
  • The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through CAEP, so you can pursue your degree with confidence.
  • Graduate with licensure credentials to teach in the state of Virginia and other states through reciprocity.*
  • Receive at least 90 practicum hours and a full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.
  • Learn from professors who are professionals in the field of education and are dedicated to our mission of Training Champions for Christ.
  • Complete your B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education in less than 4 years!
  • Pursuing our online licensure-track Bachelor of Education may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

*Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 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)
  • Potential college credit for military training

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Potential Career Options with a B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education Degree

Liberty’s Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education degree can help provide you for a variety of education-related jobs, such as:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • K-6 curriculum coordinator
  • K-6 education consultant
  • Private school teacher
  • Special education advocate
  • Special education teacher (K-6)
  • Teacher’s aide
  • Tutor

Upon successful completion of the 100% online B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Special Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, Virginia licensure, and over 90 practicum hours with at least 1 semester of student teaching. This degree can equip you with all the necessary resources, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed.

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.