B.Ed. in Middle Education – English Educating English in Middle Grades


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Learning how to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills you can teach. If you want to help middle school students develop strong English and communication skills, Liberty’s 100% online B.Ed. in Middle Education — English degree can equip you with the skills you need.

Teaching 6-8 graders is an opportunity to influence students during one of the most transitional periods of their lives. The positive influence you can have throughout this time is long-lasting and can lay a firm foundation for their future success, academically and personally.

Understanding English grammar and rhetoric contributes to student success, both academically and in regard to future career success. Your degree in middle education can help your students gain confidence in their English skills and abilities — confidence that will help them in many areas of their lives.

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

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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Earning your online Bachelor of Education from Liberty combines the flexibility you want with the standard of excellence you need. Our B.Ed. is one of the first 100% online bachelor’s programs in the nation — and the only program in Virginia — to offer a curriculum that prepares you for initial teacher licensure.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Because of this, your degree will be recognized and respected among other schools and employers.

Additionally, this program provides you with licensure endorsement approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to teach in the state of Virginia immediately upon graduation*. This degree can prepare you with the tools and knowledge you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.

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.

The bachelor’s degree in middle education can provide you 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 subjects that focus on how to educate children and adolescents. Some of your courses will include topics like classroom teaching, instructional design for middle school classrooms, how to teach reading, writing, and language to diverse learners, and behavioral and individual differences between students. Plus, you’ll complete a total of 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.

With your concentration in English, you’ll learn about world literature, expository writing, and modern grammar. These courses can give you the knowledge you’ll need to pass on core English language skills and concepts to your middle school students.

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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.