B.Ed. In Middle Education Social Sciences Online
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Credit Hours
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Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Accreditation
NCATE through CAEP

Become a Licensed Middle School Teacher with Liberty’s B.Ed. in Middle Education – Social Sciences

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 will 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.

The practical learning experience you’ll gain through your practicum and student teaching semester will sharpen your skills and give you 240 hours of hands-on practice 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.

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 Bachelor of Education in Middle Education – Social Sciences?

Liberty’s B.Ed. in Middle Education – Social Sciences is 100% 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 over 200 hours of classroom experience.

Our School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means your program has met the rigorous standards and guidelines required for accreditation, so you can rest assured that your online teaching degree will be well-respected in the industry.

There is a need for more teachers nationwide. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% employment growth for middle school teachers.* 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.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational Outlook Handbook: Middle School Teachers (viewed online July 9, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Bachelor of Education in Middle Education – Social Sciences Online Degree?

In Liberty’s online B.Ed. in Middle Education, your core teaching courses will 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 will complete practicum and student teaching hours to prepare you for real classroom teaching and will graduate classroom-ready with 240 hours of in-class teaching experience.

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Highlights of Our B.Ed. in Middle Education Degree

  • By earning your B.Ed. in Middle Education degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set 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 4 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!
  • This is one of the first online bachelor’s programs in the nation to allow you to gain licensure without required on-campus intensive courses.
  • By completing this program, you will attain licensure in accordance with Virginia Department of Education guidelines.
  • You will develop age-appropriate classroom management skills and an understanding of middle education research to ensure that you are up-to-date on the latest best practices and research.
  • You will have a total of 240 classroom hours by graduation.
  • Pursuing our online Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

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Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Middle Education – Social Sciences Graduates

  • Education ministry director
  • K-12 curriculum coordinator
  • K-12 education consultant
  • Middle school history teacher
  • Middle school social sciences teacher

Military Benefits

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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • 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 credit for military training

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Online Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. 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.