Special Education (Ed.S.)

Special Education (Ed.S.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This is a non-licensure degree and is no a state-approved program. Completion of this degree will not lead to the eligibility of a VA state teaching license or a teaching license or certificate in any other state. 

Education Theory Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
EDUC 703Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education3
Total Hours6
Special Education Core
EDSP 722History and Future of Special Education3
EDSP 723Administration and Supervision of Special Education3
EDSP 724Collaboration and Communication in Special Education3
EDSP 725Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education3
EDSP 726Disability and Learning3
EDSP 727Critical Review of Special Education Literature3
Total Hours18
Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 13
Total Hours6

Capstone course to be taken in final semester

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than one grade of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDUC 701 Advanced Learning Theory and Research 3
EDUC 703 Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education 3
EDSP 722 History and Future of Special Education 3
EDSP 723 Administration and Supervision of Special Education 3
Second Semester
EDSP 724 Collaboration and Communication in Special Education 3
EDSP 725 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education 3
EDSP 726 Disability and Learning 3
EDSP 727 Critical Review of Special Education Literature 3
Second Year
First Semester
EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research 3
EDUC 798 Advanced Research and Writing 3
 Total Hours30
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