BS Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Gain Marketable Skills to Impact Children’s Lives with Our Online Special Education Degree

Those looking to pursue a career in education, specifically Special Education, will fulfill their calling in either elementary or secondary schools where they will work directly with students who are affected by mental or physical disabilities. Special Education teachers work directly with school counselors, administrators and sometimes social workers to identify their students’ needs and strengths and make sure they are incorporated into the student’s daily instruction. Our 100% online Bachelor’s in Special Education Interdisciplinary degree focuses on education theory and best practices by examining learning disabilities and adaptation techniques to equip you to enter the field of special education. By pursuing our online Special Education degree, you will acquire the skills needed to manage your classroom and encourage or diffuse specific situations successfully.

Liberty University’s School of Education is accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as an education preparation provider. Students who complete their bachelor’s degree can move into a licensure-track graduate education program. Our online Special Education degree complements our Masters of Arts in Teaching, which is NCATE accredited and would be the step needed to obtain your teaching licensure.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Special Education Degree?

Liberty University’s mission to Train Champions for Christ is accomplished by preparing students pursuing an online Special Education degree with the necessary skills to excel in their field. Each student pursuing this online Special Education degree is immersed in a high-quality curriculum with real-world applications. Our professors are experienced in the field of education, giving them mastery of the knowledge being taught and unique perspectives on the content.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online Special Education Degree?

Students in our online Bachelor’s in Special Education degree will study a broad selection of foundational education theories and best practices that will equip them to work effectively with children who have special needs. Students will explore historical, philosophical, legal, and sociological principles of education as well as essential learning theories that will equip them to engage in research and important scholarship. These theories will apply to specific practices in the classroom to help understand the foundations for the best teaching practices they can use to help children learn.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Liberty’s Highlights

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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!

  • By earning your online Special Education degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Students enrolled in our online Special Education degree will have access to a plethora of resources through Liberty’s research portal and extensive online library.

Online Special Education Degree Information and Requirements

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Special Education Degree Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue a B.S. in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

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

Potential Career Options with a Special Education – Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies provides the possibility of obtaining a variety of education-related jobs.

  • Tutor
  • Homeschool
  • Paraprofessional
  • Private School Teacher

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*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. 

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