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B.Ed. Elementary Education: Middle Grades Social Science

Residential Degree in Elementary Education: Middle Grades Social Science – Licensure

Broaden your career options with the B.Ed. in Elementary Education: Middle Grades Social Science from Liberty University. Here, you’ll not only gain the licensure you need to teach, but you’ll learn how to help children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds achieve their educational best.

The B.Ed in Elementary Education: Middle Grades Social Science will give you two endorsements: one in elementary education and the other in middle grades Social Science 6-8. This attractive program makes you eligible for a Virginia state teaching license in two areas. To obtain a license in another state, follow reciprocity guidelines established by that state’s Department of Education.

Enjoy in-person classroom study with experienced faculty who are committed to providing quality education based on the principles of God’s Word. Develop a biblical worldview along with the type of leadership skills you’ll need in the classroom.

Students selecting and completing this cognate will have the opportunity to complete several content-specific courses in social science. These courses will include comparative civilization, economics, and American history.


Academics: Elementary Education (B.Ed.): Middle Grades Social Science

Credit Hours

130 total credit hours

Program of Study

Elementary Education (B.Ed.) – Middle Grades Social Science

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Elementary Education Courses

  • Survey of American History II (HIUS 222)
  • Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Science (EDUC 322)
  • Behavior and Individual Differences (EDUC 350)
  • Comparative Civilization (HIWD 370)
  • Elementary School Curriculum (EDUC 410)
  • Middle School Curriculum and Instruction (EDUC 412)

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Career Opportunities in Elementary Education

A teaching license is required for many careers in the field of education. This degree leads to initial licensure in the state of Virginia. Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity. The Bachelor of Education degree will prepare you for a teaching career through studies of child development and cognitive processes. You will also explore research-based pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies. Course work will require you to complete projects and lesson plan that focus on social science content. You will then complete the degree with a semester of student teaching that will acclimate you to the role of being a teacher.