Special & Gifted Education (M.Ed.) - Twice Exceptionalities

Special & Gifted Education (M.Ed.) - Twice Exceptionalities

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Upon completion of this program, candidates who have a current initial license issued by the Virginia Board of Education are eligible for an Add-On Endorsement in Gifted Education and Career & Technical Education: Transition & Special Needs. The Add-On Endorsement in Special Education General Curriculum is an option for those who (a) have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and (b) hold a current teaching license issued by the Virginia Board of Education in one of the following endorsement areas: (a) Elementary Education, (b) Middle Grades Education with endorsement(s) in English, History, Social Sciences, Mathematics, or Science, or (c) Secondary Grades Education with endorsement(s) in English, History, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. The Special Education General Curriculum Add-On Endorsement only applies to the grade band of the initial license (e.g., Elementary Education)

Core Courses
EDGL 619Supporting the Social, Emotional, and Guidance Needs of the Gifted3
EDGL 620Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners 1,23
EDGL 627Program Design and Services in Gifted Education3
EDLC 530
EDLC 554
EDSP 524Collaborating for Successful Inclusive Classrooms3
Total Hours12
1

Candidates will complete a 45 hour practicum requiring a cleared background check.

2

EDGL 598 Field Experience Practicum (0 c.h.) is a co-requisite with EDGL 620 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners (3 c.h.)

Twice-Exceptionalities Concentration
EDGL 520Twice-Exceptional Learners0
EDGL 526Identification and Education of the Gifted Learner3
EDSP 521Foundations of Exceptionality 13
EDSP 522Special Education and Disability Law3
EDSP 525Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners 2,3,43
EDSP 529Employment, Community, and Independent Living3
Total Hours15
1

Completion of this course allows candidates to apply for a Provisional License in Special Education in VA.

2

Course should not be taken in the summer terms.

3

EDSP 545 ( c.h.), EDSP 546 ( c.h.), or EDSP 547 ( c.h.) should be taken in the same semester as EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.)

4

If a candidate is not seeking to fulfill the licensure practicum requirement, they may contact soelicensure@liberty.edu for opt out course availabilities.

Gate & Field Experience Courses
EDGL 598Field Experience Practicum 1,20
EDGT 677
EDGT 679
EDGT 681
Choose one of the following:0
EDSP 545
1,2,3,4
EDSP 546
1,2,3,4
EDSP 547
1,2,3,4
Total Hours0
1

Candidates will complete a 45 hour practicum requiring a cleared background check.

2

EDGL 598 Field Experience Practicum (0 c.h.) is a co-requisite with EDGL 620 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners (3 c.h.)

3

Course should not be taken in the summer terms.

4

EDSP 545 ( c.h.), EDSP 546 ( c.h.), or EDSP 547 ( c.h.) should be taken in the same semester as EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.)

5

If a candidate is not seeking to fulfill the licensure practicum requirement, they may contact soelicensure@liberty.edu for opt out course availabilities.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours 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 two grades 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

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