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Online Programs

Affordable Tuition

CAEP Accreditation

Faith-Based Curriculum

Special Education Needs a Leader Like You

Pursue your passion for helping others and advance in an in-demand field with an online special education degree from Campbellsville University. We developed our online special education programs to unlock your professional potential through innovative teaching methods that can lead to the academic credential you need for licensure and certification. We can help you gain hands-on teaching experience, practice with educational technology and develop the tools to build intervention expertise.

Campbellsville’s online education programs are the most affordable in Kentucky. Many of our programs start at $310 per credit hour.

Campbellsville’s professors offer valuable guidance and education to position you for success in rewarding career fields. Our affordable online programs are ideal if you want flexibility in how you learn or need to balance your work and family responsibilities.

  • More than 90% of Campbellsville students receive financial aid
  • Named one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities”1
  • There will be over 500,000 special education jobs in the United States by 2031, according to projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics2
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Online Special Education Programs

Campbellsville University Online offers a selection of special education degrees to support your professional goals. Explore our online programs and choose the option that’s right for you.

136 Credit Hours; 4.5 Years

Pursue competitive credentials to fulfill your aspirations for elementary education and special education.

122 Credit Hours; 4 Years

Prepare to support primary–12th-grade students with learning and behavior disorders in Kentucky.

39–48 Credit Hours; 18 Months

Prepare for a rewarding career in special education, gaining knowledge for working with students with learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders.

30 Credit Hours; 18 Months

Acquire the expertise needed to create learning environments conducive for special education students.

18 Credit Hours; 1 Year

Develop critical leadership skills to impact learning and thrive in special education.

18 Credit Hours; 1 Year

Study learning theory and ways to plan curriculum effectively while understanding how to deliver services to students with disabilities.

About Campbellsville University

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, Campbellsville welcomes diverse perspectives and prepares students to become Christian servant leaders. We offer online degree and certificate programs in a convenient format so that you can grow professionally and personally by studying when and where you want.

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A Flexible Way to Achieve Your Goals

With our online programs, you can get the flexibility to thrive in your career and life while seeking a degree or certificate. You won’t have to attend campus — instead, you will log into an online learning environment to learn, complete assignments and interact with your instructors and peers. You’ll benefit from the same quality education students experience in person, only in a convenient format that we deliver directly to you.

Special Education Programs Built for Your Success

Our online special education programs give you the opportunity to learn from expert educators who follow a curriculum founded on traditional Christian values. You will access coursework through an interactive, virtual classroom and pursue your passion for teaching while studying on your schedule. As a sign of our quality curriculum, our education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).*

Discover a Direct Path to a Rewarding Career

Working in special education can provide a satisfying salary, as the median wage is $61,820 per year.2 You can also prepare to become a director of special education, which offers an average salary of $73,821 per year.3

Our programs meet you where you are in your career, whether you want to attain initial licensure or fulfill continuing education requirements. Additionally, you can join an Option 6 program to get temporary teaching or administrator certification while you complete your coursework.

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SACSCOC Accreditation

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1865 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.


  1. Online Christian Colleges. “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities.” Retrieved September 13, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Special Education Teachers.” Retrieved September 15, 2022, from
  3. Payscale. “Average Director of Special Education Salary.” Retrieved September 15, 2022, from