Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education. The degree is specifically designed for students wishing to obtain initial teaching licensure, regardless of undergraduate degree concentration. The Master of Arts program builds on a student’s previous education by integrating math, science, natural sciences, history, language acquisition and reading skills for the exceptional or remedial student classroom.
The special education concentration reiterates the process of student planning, teaching mathematics, current news issues, the sciences and world reading and writing skills, while also focusing on the areas of classroom management, special education transitions, student behavior and special needs curriculum creation. The students' previous education will serve as a foundation, and the masters level of education in teaching will serve as a refining tool in the graduates’ career opportunities. Graduates will be qualified for Virginia state approved licensure, and in addition, students should verify additional requirements for the states in which they reside. It is required that students of the Secondary Education program must complete three courses, or nine credit hours, in a face-to-face on-campus setting.
Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.
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