Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.)

Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.)

Non-Licensure Program

With Fifth-Year Option for M.A.T. and Licensure


The purpose of the non-licensure Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies major is to provide students with the foundational knowledge to support children who have diverse needs. The program emphasizes educational theories, teaching pedagogy, and a biblical worldview. Those who complete this program can earn a teaching license by completing an MAT in Special Education. This non-licensure program is intended to better equip instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, and other school employees to serve students in Special Education settings.

This is a non-licensure degree and is not 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. If you would like to be eligible for a VA state teaching license or work through reciprocity guidelines to be eligible for a license or certificate in another state, you must complete one of our state-approved programs. Refer to www.liberty.edu/advisingguide.  

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Pre-Licensure (AA & BS) programs:

PRE-A. Knows Christian values, moral dimensions, and ethical implications synthesized with academic knowledge

PRE-B. Implements skills as a gift from God, because teaching is a calling from God

PRE-C. Believes and practices personal integrity, social responsibility, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the betterment of humanity

  • PRE-A1. Demonstrates a broad base of general and professional knowledge;
  • PRE-B2. Plans effective instruction and selects a variety of strategies based on developmental levels and diverse backgrounds in course case studies;
  • PRE-B3. Demonstrates the understanding of differentiated instruction;
  • PRE-B4. Demonstrates an understanding of classroom management to motivate students and maximize learning;
  • PRE-C5. Demonstrates behaviors of a reflective student, articulates a Biblical worldview, and seeks opportunities for professional development.
  • Tutor
  • Homeschool Teacher
  • Paraprofessional
  • Private School Teacher
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