Special Education Major

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Licensure with Endorsement in Special Education

The Special Education Generalist K-12 for Liberal Arts majors provides you with instruction on how to facilitate individualized instruction, develop accurate student assessments, integrate learning strategies, and offer educational support. You'll learn how to provide instruction for students with learning and/or physical disabilities, focusing specifically on how to individualize classroom management and structure for these students.


Since special education is considered a high-need area, students in CCU's special education licensure programs may be eligible for the TEACH grant. Learn more on our Financial Aid website.

Special Education at CCU

CCU's Special Education program prepares you to address the special challenges associated with students who have learning or physical disabilities. The School of Education integrates faith and learning, training you how to excel as a teacher, as well as a believer who shares God's love with students every day. Taught from a Christian worldview, CCU's Special Education program helps develop you as an educator who is dedicated to addressing diverse learner needs with excellence, through servant-leadership in your field and in society. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking, and allow you direct access to professors. Highly qualified faculty members equip you for teaching careers in all subjects, educating you so you can educate the leaders of the future. Graduates from this program also automatically earn emphases in reading, language arts, and social studies, in addition to their education degree.

What can you do with a degree in Special Education?
  • Apply for state licensure in special education
  • Teach in public, private charter, Christian, or international schools
  • Education specialization (principal, reading specialist, technology specialist)
  • School counseling for special needs students
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Assessment for Students with Disabilities
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Intervention for Emotional/Behavioral Needs
  • Teaching Content Literacy and Writing

The dual degree option allows you to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Special Education Generalist K-12 licensure while completing some of the coursework toward CCU's Master of Education in Special Education, saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Course Catalog

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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