BS in Elementary Education Degree Online Where Every Day is a Discovery Day


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Children need support in education to have the best chance at a successful future. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies online degree program can provide you with the tools you need to help children grow into healthy, happy adults. Our elementary education online degree is designed to equip you with foundational skills in learning theory and practice. You can also examine current trends and practices used in both public and private schools – which can help you build up kids and cultivate learning.

Earning an online bachelor’s in elementary education interdisciplinary studies degree can equip you to achieve your goals and succeed in Christian school, private school, and homeschool settings. This elementary education bachelor’s degree online can also help prepare you for work in childcare facilities, churches, and in public school settings as a paraprofessional.

Our online degree in elementary education is designed to give you pre-teacher preparation with the opportunity to practice creating lesson plans and units. You can also learn specialized assessment methods such as adaptive learning and direct instruction. This non-licensure, online elementary education degree seeks to prepare students for our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Students who complete the non-licensure Bachelor of Science in Education degree can apply to one of our many CAEP-approved licensure-track Master of Arts in Teaching, graduate education programs. With these credentials, you can be confident that you can be ready to meet the challenges of the field.

Please note: Liberty’s BS in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies is a non-licensure track. This program is intended to prepare students for non-licensed teaching roles or to continue into a licensure program at a later time. If you would like to pursue a teaching license through your bachelor’s degree, see the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEd).

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

Liberty’s BS in Elementary Education degree is offered as an online program so you can complete your courses from the comfort of your own home. Our flexible coursework is designed to fit your schedule. You can study learning theories, teaching best practices, and cutting-edge teaching technology. You can also learn from professionals with real-world classroom experience who can mentor you in your teaching process.

You can also have hands-on teaching experience through one of our online education degree’s optional practicums. One practicum, EDUC 398, requires at least 45 classroom hours. EDUC 390 requires 300 supervised hours and satisfies one requirement needed for Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification. You can also complete a capstone course if you’re not interested in completing a practicum. Invest in Liberty’s online teaching bachelor’s degree with the confidence that your degree has met rigorous education standards.

Completing Liberty University’s online teaching degree in elementary education can give you a thorough background in all aspects of education. You can study education theories and how to create a safe, creative, and fun learning environment. With these skills, you can help children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds learn and grow.

Liberty’s online bachelor’s degree in elementary education is designed to prepare students with a practical, ethical, and legal understanding of education. This background is necessary to ensure that these students can meet the challenges of current-day teaching.

While completing Liberty’s online bachelor’s in elementary education, you can also study critical learning theories. Through this study, you can create strong portfolios and curriculum that demonstrate your expertise to future employers. If you complete the optional practicum, you can apply these skills in a hands-on teaching environment.

This degree program has been designed with your success in mind. As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to develop a degree program that challenges you to grasp new concepts while respecting your personal commitments – like your job, family, and community. Take the next step in your career by partnering with Liberty: a school with a vested interest in your success.

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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.