B.Ed. in Physics Education – Earth Science Integrating Physics and Geoscience


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

If you have a love for science and want to use your passion to educate the next generation, then a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) is for you! This degree can help you learn the fundamentals of teaching, gain classroom experience, and earn your teaching license. You can take your interests and turn them into a career that changes lives and positively impacts the future.

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education in Physics Education – Earth Science (6-12) can give you all the tools and experience you’ll need to become a successful middle school or high school science teacher. Are you ready to help young people live up to their full potential? If so, partner with us – we can help you earn the credentials you’ll need to inspire your future students.

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.

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

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  • 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

Choosing where to pursue your degree is an important decision. At Liberty, we believe that we can help you get where you need to go. Our program can provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and techniques, hands-on experience, and a teaching license approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

Here are some of the benefits of choosing Liberty University for your education degree:

  • Practical Learning | You can gain hands-on experience by completing 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.
  • Flexibility | Your courses are all offered in a 100% online, 8-week format. Your practicum and student teaching can be completed at a school near you.
  • Integrity | Each of our courses is taught from a Christian perspective, so you can graduate prepared to teach your students ethically and with biblical principles in mind.

Throughout your Bachelor of Education, you will be taught foundational skills and subjects that can be applied to nearly any profession – like oral and written communication, mathematics, psychology, and Christian ethics. You will also gain the competence to teach middle school and high school students successfully. And you can be prepared to teach in the disciplines of physics and earth science.

Your education courses can equip you with the knowledge and skills for classroom teaching. You’ll learn teaching methods, instructional design, curriculum development, and how to engage with different types of learners. You will also have the opportunity to put all of this knowledge into practice during your practicum and student teaching hours.

Your physics and earth science courses can give you the knowledge needed to teach these subjects effectively to your students. Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • Astronomy
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Mineralogy and petrology
  • Quantum physics
  • Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • Wave optics

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.