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 2019 through summer 2020. 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 1
BIOL 101Principles of Biology3
or BIOL 102 Principles of Human Biology
COMS 101Speech Communication3
ENGL 102Composition and Literature3
HIEU 201History of Western Civilization I3
HIUS 221Survey of American History I3
MATH 117Elements of Mathematics3
MATH 217Elementary Geometry3
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science3
or PHYS 101 Elements of Physics
PSYC 101General Psychology3
or PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
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
Choose three credit hours of Education Elective of the following:3
Current Issues in Education 2,3
Teaching Practicum 2,4
Field Experience Capstone 5
Cultural Studies Elective 63
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
Free Electives
Choose 3-24 credit hours of free electives3-24
Total Hours78-99

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
  • 50% 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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