Online Bachelor Of Education BEd In Middle Education
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Inspire Future Generations with an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Education

Do you have a passion for giving young people a foundation for their futures? When you pursue Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education degree, you are giving yourself the opportunity to become a licensed middle school teacher without ever stepping foot on a residential college campus to take courses.

Teaching middle school age children requires a very specific understanding of their developmental stage. Throughout this program, you’ll learn about their development as well as gain core knowledge in the subjects you’ll be teaching and the most effective ways to prepare lesson plans, communicate with, and instruct adolescents.

By partnering with Liberty University to complete your online education degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the necessary skills, experience, knowledge, and credentials needed to successfully teach preteens. With this degree, you’ll walk away with hours of classroom experience and a license to teach 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, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Education?

At Liberty, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. In keeping with that mission, we strive for excellence in all that we do – our academics, our professors, our standards, and more. Here is what you can look forward to by pursuing your online middle education degree with us:

  • This is one of the first programs in the nation to offer you a curriculum that is both 100% online and prepares you for initial teaching licensure.
  • Your education professors are invested in your success as a student, dedicated to teaching your courses from a Christian perspective, and equipped with years of real-life experience in the classroom.
  • Liberty’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), making your degree well-respected among employers and other schools.
  • Upon graduation, you will complete licensure requirements approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to teach in the state of Virginia or apply for reciprocity for licensure in other states.
  • Be classroom-ready with 240 combined practicum and student teaching hours.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor of Education in Middle Education Online Degree?

The online bachelor’s degree in middle education will prepare you for the classroom with a variety of foundational courses in English, communication, math, history, physics, psychology, biology, history, and more. You’ll be well-prepared to communicate these ideas and topics to your students. Additionally, you’ll study a variety of courses that focus on how to educate children and adolescents. Some of your courses will include topics such as classroom teaching, instructional design for middle school classrooms, how to teach reading, writing, and language to diverse learners, and behavioral and individual differences of students.

In addition to these courses, you’ll complete 90 practicum hours and at least 150 student teaching hours for a total of over 240 hours of classroom experience prior to graduation. Plus, you have the opportunity to specialize in English, math, science, or social science.

Take a look at our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

  • EDUC 360 – Foundations of Education*
  • EDUC 412 – Middle School Curriculum and Instruction*
  • EDUC 415 – Diagnostic Measurement and Evaluation*

*Course guide coming soon

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.Ed. in Middle Education Degree

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 years – and counting.
  • The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through CAEP, so you can pursue your degree with confidence.
  • Graduate with licensure credentials to teach in the state of Virginia and other states through reciprocity.*
  • Receive at least 240 hours of practical classroom experience prior to graduation.
  • Observe and teach in a variety of school settings with your required practicum and student teaching hours.
  • Learn from professors who are professionals in the field of education and are dedicated to our mission of Training Champions for Christ.
  • Complete your B.Ed. in Middle Education in less than 4 years!
  • Pursuing our online Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

*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, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

B.Ed. in Middle Education Online Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online B.Ed. in Middle Education

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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
  • Potential college credit for military training

Potential Career Options with a Middle Education Bachelor’s Degree

Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education degree provides the possibility of obtaining a variety of education-related jobs, such as:

  • Licensed middle education teacher
  • Homeschool teacher
  • Private school teacher
  • K-12 curriculum coordinator
  • Tutor

Upon successful completion of the 100% online B.Ed. in Middle Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, Virginia licensure, and over 200 hours of classroom experience. This degree will equip you with all the necessary resources, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed as a middle school teacher.

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for acceptance on caution. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 




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