B.Ed. in Middle Education – Social Sciences Developing Historical Thinking in Middle Grades


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Does the idea of being a positive role model and helping middle school students reach their full potential excite you? Through Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education in Middle Education – Social Sciences, you can become a licensed middle school teacher in the state of Virginia. This program will help you gain the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to provide students with a firm foundation that will follow them throughout their lives.

Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education – Social Sciences can give you in-depth study in teaching methods for economics, American history, world history, and other social issues topics. You’ll also learn how to assess and address students’ diverse learning styles as well as how to create an engaging and effective learning environment.

In this program, you can sharpen your skills by completing 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching within a real classroom setting. You’ll study under faculty who have years of experience in the classroom and are dedicated to helping you throughout your degree as you pursue licensure.

The time children spend in middle school shapes the rest of their education and can influence their careers. Become a positive influence and guide your students both academically and spiritually.

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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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s B.Ed. in Middle Education – Social Sciences is online so you can complete your studies from the comfort of your home. You will be provided with training in best teaching practices, critical learning theories, and cutting-edge teaching technology by professionals with real-world classroom experience. Since true work experience is one of the best ways to gain confidence as a teacher, that valuable learning time is incorporated into your degree. Your practicum and student teaching requirements will ensure that you graduate with experience in a live classroom.

Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means you can rest assured that your online teaching degree will be well-respected in the industry.

As one of the largest providers of teachers in the state of Virginia, Liberty wants to prepare the next generation of teachers with integrity and strong Christian values. Make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children from a variety of backgrounds when you partner with us for your degree.

In Liberty’s online B.Ed. in Middle Education, your core teaching courses can give you foundational knowledge in history, English, math, and science. The social sciences cognate will add courses in American history, economics, and the interaction of the West with selected world civilizations. You will also learn important psychology principles you can use to assess your students, benchmarking progress and assisting them in their academic development.

Additionally, you can complete practicum and student teaching hours to prepare you for real classroom teaching and can graduate classroom-ready with 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching.

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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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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.