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Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
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Better Reach Your Students with Our Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education Degree

Our Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree will immerse you in advanced research, learning theory, institutional assessment techniques, and curriculum development practices. Throughout our special education Ed.S. degree program, you will learn the skills you need to be a more effective special education teacher and administrator for K-12 students. 100% online, our Ed.S. degree in special education instruction will help you learn the skills you need to better engage your students without sacrificing your career or leaving the comfort of your own home.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Education Specialist Degree in Special Education?

At Liberty University, we believe in helping you become a Champion for Christ. Taught from a biblical worldview, our online Ed.S. degree in curriculum and instruction for special education will help you apply critical learning theory and cutting edge behavioral research to your classroom, so you can reach your students more effectively. Our education specialist professors have real-world experience in special education, and they will help you integrate your faith into your teaching in a professional, meaningful way. Partner with us, and our Ed.S. in Special Education degree program can help you make the impact on your students you always knew you could.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education Degree Program?

In your online Ed.S. in Special Education degree program, you will build a foundation in theory, research, and leadership that will prepare you for a doctoral degree as well as to make an impact on the field of special education. You will study curriculum theory and development throughout your Ed.S. program, so you will be prepared to improve curriculum and instruction in your classroom and beyond. The special education portion of your online Ed.S. degree will prepare you to assess and meet student needs through strategic technology use, behavior management, and program organization and design. You have a passion to reach all students, and our Education Specialist degree in special education will give you the tools you need to expand your influence. 

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Our Online Ed.S. in Special Education Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your Ed.S. 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.
  • By completing your Ed.S. degree online at Liberty, you have the option of graduating in less time than you would with a traditional, residential degree program. 
  • Our Ed.S. degree’s core leadership courses will prepare you to lead with integrity and excellence.
  • While completing your Ed.S. degree, you will be trained in essential research and institutional assessment skills so that you can ensure your institution is providing effective teaching and will know how to make improvements.

    You may also be interested in the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program.

Our Online Ed.S. in Special Education Degree Information 

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Military Benefits of the Online Ed.S. in Special Education Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with an Educational Specialist Degree

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • K-12 School Administrator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • College Administrator

After completing our Education Specialist degree online, you will have an advanced, post-masters, NCATE-accredited credential that will allow you to pursue leadership roles in K-12 and higher education as well as advanced, higher-order development of curriculum. Our Ed.S. degree will provide you with the opportunity to gain advanced expertise in K-12 education and curriculum development, as well as add licensure requirements (if needed) to become a special education teacher. The skills and knowledge gained from our online Ed.S. degree may lead to opportunities in private or public schools, third-party curriculum and learning tool development companies, or for career advancement.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education Degree Program

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required 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**
  • 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. 

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