Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.) - Online

Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.) - Online

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

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 101Principles of Biology 13
or BIOL 102 Principles of Human Biology
COMS 101Speech Communication 13
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
HIEU 201History of Western Civilization I 13
HIUS 221Survey of American History I 13
MATH 117Elements of Mathematics 13
MATH 217Elementary Geometry 13
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science 13
or PHYS 101 Elements of Physics
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
or PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
Total Hours27
Major Core
Area of Study I: Education
EDUC 200Principles of Education3
EDUC 205Learning Theory and Portfolio Development3
EDUC 301Instructional Practices for Math Teachers3
EDUC 302Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers3
EDUC 304Classroom Management for Teachers3
EDUC 305Educational Philosophy for Teachers3
EDUC 307Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction3
EDUC Elective 13
Cultural Studies Elective 23
Area of Study II: Content Core
EDSP 360Learning and Behavior Problems3
EDSP 367Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EDSP 370Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
EDSP 377Autism: Educational and Theoretical Approaches3
EDSP 410Instructional Adaptation for Special Education3
EDSP 429Survey of Trends in Special Education3
PSYC 345Exceptional Child3
Total Hours48
Free Electives
Choose 3-24 credit hours of Free Electives3-24
Total Hours3-24

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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