BS in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Transforming Foundations With Expert Intervention


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

You’re passionate about helping all students learn. With a 100% online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree, you can prepare to help your future students thrive by addressing their unique learning styles. Our bachelor’s degree in special education curriculum focuses on education theory, learning disabilities, and adaptation techniques that you can easily apply to your work in the classroom. By pursuing our online bachelor’s in special education degree, you can acquire the skills needed to successfully manage your classroom while meeting students’ specific needs.

Earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree can equip you to achieve your goals and succeed in Christian school, private school, and homeschool settings, as well as public childcare facilities and churches, and in the public school as a paraprofessional.

Students who complete their non-licensure, Bachelor of Science degree can potentially pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching, graduate licensure program later on. Our online, non-licensure special education bachelor of science degree complements our Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education. The MAT program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and would be the step needed to obtain your teaching licensure.

Please note: Liberty’s BS in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies is a non-licensure track. This program is intended to prepare students for non-licensed teaching roles, or to continue into a licensure program at a later time. If you would like to pursue licensure through your bachelor’s degree, see the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education to review teaching licensure requirements.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. In our special education bachelor’s degree program, you will be immersed in enriching curriculums focused on practical applications. Our professors have real-world special education experience and are passionate about helping you integrate your faith with your profession. Designed to give you maximum flexibility and convenience, our online bachelor’s of special education degree program can give you the foundation you need to teach with excellence and integrity.

Throughout your online bachelor’s in special education degree program, you will study current, research-based education theories and best practices. This background can equip you to work effectively in many settings 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. Based on this foundation of theory, you can learn specific classroom practices you can use to manage your classroom effectively and reach your students where they are.

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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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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

*Not applicable to certificates.