Minor In Special Education Online Degree Programs

Gain Valuable Knowledge in Liberty University’s Minor in Special Education Online

Liberty University’s online Minor in Special Education is an excellent addition to any degree. This minor can prepare you to work with children who have mental or physical disabilities. You can serve as a positive resource to students and to those who are committed to helping them succeed.

As you pursue our online special education minor, our professors can equip you with the skills needed to successfully manage a classroom, provide encouragement, and diffuse tense situations. Use the knowledge you’ll gain in our online classes to help students with disabilities thrive. Whether you have a passion for special education or simply want to learn more about the subject, this minor may be for you.

Why Choose Special Education?
What Will You Learn?
Course Requirements

Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Minor in Special Education?

Liberty University’s Minor in Special Education is offered completely online, just like our Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies. This online format allows you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. 

You don’t have to be an education major to study learning disabilities. Our 15-credit-hour Minor in Special Education is designed to equip you with the knowledge needed to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. 

If you are interested in further study of special education, our non-licensure bachelor’s degree in special education interdisciplinary studies is a great stepping stone to a graduate licensure program, such as our Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education. You could also pursue a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) instead, which can help you earn your teaching license sooner.

Does the Minor in Special Education lead to teacher licensure?

While this minor is excellent for professional development, it does not lead to special education licensure or educator licensure. A teaching license is required to teach in public schools. If you have questions about what type of certification is required to become a special education teacher in your state, please contact your state’s Department of Education.

What Will You Learn in Our Minor in Special Education Online?

Liberty University’s Minor in Special Education online courses are designed to introduce you to key concepts, learning processes, and teaching strategies in special education. In the special education minor, you will study learning problems and intervention techniques for working with students with disabilities.

At Liberty, our professors are dedicated to Training Champions for Christ through a Christian worldview. Our hope is that you take our training and integrate it into your teaching as you prepare students for success in life.

Minor in Special Education Course Requirements (15 Hours)

  • EDSP 360 – Learning and Behavior Problems
  • EDSP 370 – Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • EDSP 410 – Instructional Adaption for Special Education
  • EDSP 429 – Survey of Trends in Special Education
  • PSYC 345 – Exceptional Child 
    • or  EDUC 307 – Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction