Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education Taking Scholarship in Special Education to New Heights


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Do you feel called to work with students with special needs? Are you looking to impact their lives in a meaningful way? Liberty University’s 100% online Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education degree can help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make a significant difference in the area of special needs in education. This program is designed to equip you with the ability to communicate via various mediums, critically problem-solve, and increase information literacy through applied research. With our EdS in Special Education, you will experience a comprehensive curriculum that teaches you the tools to effectively support and empower diverse learners.

Through a combination of theory and research, you can develop a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and explore innovative strategies to promote inclusive and equitable education. Whether you’re a current educator seeking advanced training or a passionate advocate looking to start a career in special education, our program offers valuable professional growth and development opportunities.

Upon completion of your EdS in Special Education program, you can be better prepared for a variety of roles in the field of special education as well as involvement in educational research. Additionally, this degree can serve as a stepping stone toward pursuing a doctoral degree in special education or related fields, should you wish to advance your expertise further.

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Whether you are a working professional seeking to advance your career or a busy parent juggling multiple responsibilities, our online platform allows you to access course materials, participate in discussions, and submit assignments from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The 100% online program format offers the flexibility and convenience to seamlessly fit your studies into your busy schedule, empowering you to continue your education without disrupting your current commitments.

Partner with us and join a community of future educators and leaders who will have a lasting impact on the broader field of education for Christ. Our EdS in Special Education program reflects this commitment by providing a comprehensive curriculum that blends theoretical knowledge with practical application. You can deepen your understanding of current trends, evidence-based practices, and innovative strategies in special education through engaging coursework and interactive discussions.

By pursuing your EdS in Special Education at Liberty University, you can gain valuable insights from experienced faculty members who are experts in the field. Our dedicated professors have a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring that you receive the most relevant and up-to-date education. They will offer mentorship and support as you navigate through the challenges and opportunities in special education.

By choosing Liberty University’s EdS in Special Education degree, you are joining a community of passionate educators who are dedicated to transforming lives through inclusive education. Our program can help provide you with the tools needed to advocate for exceptional learners, create inclusive classroom environments, and make a lasting impact on your students’ educational journey.

Through your EdS in Special Education, you can explore special education and advocacy from a Christian perspective, delve into the historical trends that have shaped the treatment of diverse learners, and gain a deep understanding of the critical issues and current trends in special education and advocacy today.

You will explore special learning techniques across various domains, including learning and cognitive development, social-emotional development, and language acquisition. You will also gain valuable insights into different special education categories, their characteristics, and the associated supports and services provided from early childhood through postsecondary interventions.

By exploring diverse learning theories, you can better understand how individuals with exceptional needs acquire knowledge and develop their abilities. Through engaging coursework, you can learn to tailor instructional strategies and interventions to meet the unique needs of exceptional learners, fostering their academic, social, and emotional growth.

Additionally, this program emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will rigorously analyze current research and literature, enabling you to evaluate best practices and evidence-based interventions in special education. Through this process, you can expand your ability to make informed decisions and advocate for inclusive practices that promote the success and well-being of exceptional students.

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EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/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 – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD 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)