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Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree will give you the tools you need to help children be successful in their educational journey. This Educator Preparation program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). A degree in elementary education will equip you with the foundational skills in methodology and learning theory while you examine current trends and practices used in both public and private education.
Our elementary education online classes are designed to give you pre-teacher preparation with the opportunity to practice educational planning by creating lesson plans and units. You will also learn specialized educational evaluation methods such as Differentiated Learning and Direct Instruction. The Elementary Education online degree compliments our Masters of Arts in Teaching, which gives you a basis in education knowledge to prepare for a teaching career as well as a degree path for licensure.
Liberty’s online education degree can be completed 100% online from the comfort of your own home. Our flexible coursework is designed to fit your schedule, not the other way around. You will be provided with training in critical learning theories, teaching best practices, and cutting-edge teaching technology, while learning from professionals with real-world teaching experience who can give personal examples and mentor you in your teaching process.
You will also get hands-on experience through the online teaching degree’s optional practicum, which allows you to embed yourself in a local school or education center. You can invest yourself in Liberty’s NCATE-accredited online teaching degree with the confidence that your expertise will be respected.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 6 percent employment growth for elementary school teachers. The number of classes needed to accommodate an increasing amount of students coming into elementary schools over the next decade is expected to create more teaching jobs. Employment growth varies by region and population disbursement.* Liberty’s online teaching degree will help you take advantage of the increased need for elementary education professionals so that you can pursue a rewarding career.
*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.
Completing Liberty University’s online teaching degree in Elementary Education will give you a thorough background in educational theories and tools needed to create a safe, creative, and fun learning environment to help children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds achieve their educational best. Liberty’s online teaching degree is designed to prepare students with the practical, ethical and legal understanding necessary to ensure they can meet the challenges of current-day teaching environments.
While completing Liberty’s online teaching degree in Elementary Education, you will study critical learning theories while creating strong portfolios and curriculum that will demonstrate your expertise to future employers. If you elect to complete the optional practicum, you will apply these skills in a hands-on teaching environment in your area, giving you more opportunities for marketable experience.
You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Special Education.
Pursuing Liberty’s online teaching degree will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to prepare them to teach elementary-level children starting their educational journey. With the broad-based foundational content and specialized teaching content of the online teaching degree in Elementary Education, you will be well on your way to meet state-regulated teaching requirements.
Students who pursue additional licensure requirements through their state or through the Master of Arts in Teaching will fulfill the additional residential requirements, which may allow them to pursue state licensure. Students who complete the elementary education degree online without licensure may apply their teaching skills paraprofessional teaching roles, in private schools who do not require licensure, and in tutoring or homeschool environments.