• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At Liberty, we recognize that each child is uniquely created by God. And our courses are taught from a Christian perspective by educators with years of experience in the field of special education. In this program, you’ll learn how to view teaching through a biblical worldview and make a positive impact in public, private, community, or home school settings.

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education degree  at Liberty University  is designed for students who do not have an initial teaching license. The courses address topics like special education law, behavior management, and diversity and inclusion. Special Education coursework also includes field experiences in special education and settings inclusive of individuals with exceptionalities.

Career Information

Graduates with the B.Ed. in Special Education who gain state licensure will be eligible to teach individuals with exceptionalities in kindergarten through 12th Grade. Graduates pursue a range of positions in the field of special education including public, private, Christian, and international settings.

With a B.Ed. and an initial license in Special Education: General Curriculum, graduates are able to pursue additional endorsements in special education, including early childhood special education, transition specialist, and adaptive special education.

It is not uncommon for candidates to be hired right out of student teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Submit your application by the priority deadline of Dec. 31. After this date, it's best to have your application for fall admission submitted by May 1.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Education Law & Characteristics 
  • Behavior Management 
  • Inclusive Planning for Diverse Learners 
  • Assessment and Transition Planning
  • Speech Communication
  • Composition and Rhetoric

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.15

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.15 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:

  • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
  • GED scores (if applicable)
  • Consistency and trends of grades
  • Results from the SAT, ACT, or CLT
  • Essay submission
50% of admitted students come from within the following mid-ranges:
  • High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
  • SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
  • ACT composite: 20-27

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lynchburg

  • 942 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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