Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Special Education program examines best practices for using technology as it relates to student learning, effectiveness of administrative processes, and service to students and parents. You will learn to use various theories, models, and strategies as a practical guide to solve problems.

Additionally, you will analyze processes for assessing students with special needs and ways of effectively using various technology for communication and collaboration, improving classroom instruction.

Through this program, you will review current issues facing the field of special education. Dissertation research, proposal, and defense are required as part of this program.

Potential Career Options

  • Gifted-Student Instructor
  • Researcher
  • School Administrator
  • Special Education Instructor
  • University Professor

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Doctorate
    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
    • Completion Time:
      60
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $595.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $595.00
    • Military Rate:
      $275.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $35,700.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $35,700.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Military:
      $16,500.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    Residency requirements:

    • 3 on-campus intensives
    • On-campus dissertation defense

    Application requirements:

    • Official college transcripts
    • Master's degree in education (or a related field) with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants with a non-educational master’s degree may be required to complete M.Ed. core courses (up to 12 additional hours) before taking any post-graduate coursework.
    • Recommender Contact Information for 2 references
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report - total verbal and quantitative score of 900, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken before August 2011) or a total verbal and quantitative score of 300, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken after August 2011). OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report - total score of 400 or better (for tests taken in or after October 2004) or a total score of 50 or better (for tests taken before October 2004)
    • Professional vita

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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    Disclosure

    Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or luoodas@liberty.edu; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or odas@liberty.edu; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.