Online B.Ed. in Elementary Ed. – Middle Grades English Teach Students the Fun of Reading and Writing


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you want to help young people see the fun and value of reading and writing? Do you want to become a licensed elementary school teacher? Whether you want to teach elementary or middle school students, Liberty’s online B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Middle Grades English can help you get the skills and credentials you need.

Liberty’s B.Ed. in Elementary Education is one of only a few like it in the U.S. — and is one of the first online bachelor’s degrees that leads to teacher licensure in Virginia. Through this online elementary education program, you can complete state requirements for teacher licensure, including core competencies, 90 practicum hours, and at least 1 full semester of student teaching. In addition to helping prepare you for success as a kindergarten and elementary school teacher, this degree can also equip you for middle-grades education as an English studies teacher.

Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Once you complete Virginia licensure requirements, you can apply for reciprocity in another state. Partner with Liberty and you can be classroom-ready after graduation!

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University’s education courses are provided in an online format to allow you to complete your degree in less time. With teacher training approved by the Virginia Department of Education, this elementary and middle grades teacher degree also allows you to complete your student teaching and practicums at a location near you. You can finish your degree without leaving your community.

At Liberty University, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. We fulfill that mission by training the next generation of ethical and effective teachers. As an education student at Liberty, you can learn content areas and teaching and learning techniques in addition to gaining wisdom from our skilled faculty. Our education professors have years of experience in the elementary and middle grades teaching field and are excited to pass their knowledge on to you.

The middle grades English area of study can provide you with the specialized skills in teaching elementary grades English and developing reading and writing for middle schoolers. By pursuing the middle grade English endorsement, you can learn how to be a versatile and well-rounded teacher who is prepared to succeed in many learning environments.

The middle grades English cognate requires students to complete 4 specialized courses in essential English language and literature topics. In addition to these courses, students who choose to add the middle grades English area of study will complete a 45-hour practicum in a middle school setting. This hands-on experience can fulfill state requirements for teaching licensure while helping you apply what you’ve learned to a real classroom.

Not only that but the elementary education program is also designed to include over 90 practicum hours and 1 full semester of student teaching, giving you opportunities for guided practice and application. This education degree is designed to prepare you to work with elementary and middle school English students alike.

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Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.