Grad. Certificate in Special Ed. General Curriculum Elevate Your Teaching Game


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to gain new training so you can help students with special needs? Liberty University offers a Graduate Certificate in Special Education General Curriculum so you can learn the skills you need while gaining a special education add-on endorsement. With graduate-level courses that cover advanced special education tools and teaching methods, you can start a new career or enhance your current teaching practice.

With a short 15-credit-hour course sequence, you can add to your teaching skill set and gain an add-on endorsement for special education. You can also transfer these courses into a master’s degree, such as the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – General Education, at a later time, so you can use these new skills for your career and leave the door open to a future degree. Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Special Education General Curriculum is a practical and fast way to get the special education studies you need to help students with special needs.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Graduate Certificate in Special Education — General Curriculum program, you may apply for the add-on endorsement in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

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Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Special Education General Curriculum can help you prepare for a rewarding career in a field that needs qualified, effective teachers. Through this program, you will earn a teaching licensure add-on endorsement in special education curriculum while studying under professors who understand your passion and can mentor you throughout your degree.

Building on your teaching experience and previous training, you will apply your new special education knowledge to a real classroom near you with a 45-hour practicum. This hands-on experience paired with advanced special education course content will help you apply for special education add-on licensure in a faster timeframe than you could with a full degree.

With excellent and affordable online education, Liberty’s online Graduate Certificate in Special Education General Curriculum will help you meet licensure requirements and set you up for success in your teaching career.

This certificate is designed to give you a specialized and in-depth study of special education teaching practice while fulfilling add-on licensure requirements. Through this program, you can learn how to provide individualized education support and care for students with significant disabilities. You can learn to create lesson plans and provide intellectual stimulation for students with special needs while encouraging growth.

Topics covered within this program include educational behavior and development, theories and methodologies of education, current trends in the education field, and methods of teaching with classroom management. You will also learn how to make decisions about student progress, instruction, program, placement, and transitional services.

Our courses are taught from a Christian perspective by educators equipped with years of experience teaching in the field of special education. You can learn how to apply a biblical worldview to your classroom in Christian, private, public, or homeschool settings.

This certificate includes a 45-hour practicum, which will provide hands-on experience that will help you meet licensure requirements for the special education add-on endorsement.

Here are some of the specific subjects you will study throughout your program:

  • Educational behavior and development
  • Theories and methodologies of education
  • Current trends in the education field
  • Methods of teaching and classroom management

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Who May Qualify?

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  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.