Gain Teaching Licensure with One of Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Degrees
You have a vision and a passion to make a positive impact on future generations. Combine your calling with one of Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degrees and turn your aspirations of becoming a professional, licensed teacher into a reality.
Being a teacher requires specific training in childhood development, curriculum preparation, and classroom experience. We understand the importance of working with students while completing your degree so you’re fully prepared for your career as a teacher. With any of our Bachelor of Education degrees, you’ll receive training in each of the core areas of instruction for elementary, middle school, or special education students in addition to at least 390 hours of experience in the classroom.
By partnering with Liberty to receive your training and teaching license, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience essential to educating young people.
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.
Available B.Ed. Programs
Business Education (6-12)
Our B.Ed. in Business Education will prepare you with the knowledge you need to teach business and other topics that fall under the rapidly changing umbrella of the field of business. Upon graduating, you will be prepared for licensure and ready to teach middle school or high school business classes. Start your degree now so you can make an impact on future generations.
Biology Education (6-12)
Do you want to invest in the next generation of scientists, doctors, and innovators? We want to help you meet that goal! Young people are our future, and we understand your desire to educate them. That’s why our Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Biology Education 6-12 will give you the tools you need to do just that.
Chemistry Education (6-12)
If you are someone who loves chemistry and wants to make a positive impact on the next generation, then our chemistry education program may be for you! Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Chemistry Education 6-12 can help you gain your teaching license so you can use chemistry to teach reason and logic to adolescents.
Computer Science Education (6-12)
Our B.Ed. in Computer Science Education will prepare you with the knowledge you need to teach a variety of topics related to computing. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for licensure and ready to teach middle or high school computer science classes. Start your degree now so you can make an impact on tomorrow’s innovators in the IT world.
By pursuing Liberty University’s B.Ed. in Elementary Education, you will gain knowledge in foundational subjects like math, science, English, and history that you can pass on to your young students as a licensed teacher. Additionally, you’ll be equipped with specific training in preparing a curriculum for primary students, as well as how to effectively communicate with and teach them. You also have the opportunity to choose an endorsement to further concentrate your studies.
Engineering Education (6-12)
Engineering improves many different aspects of life. We need educated and trained young people to enter the workforce and become the inventors and creators of tomorrow’s technology. Gain the skills needed to educate future engineering leaders at Liberty University. Our Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Engineering Education 6-12 is designed to prepare you to be the educator for the next generation of engineers.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in English as a Second Language (ESL) meets the shortage of qualified English as a Second Language teachers in the United States. It provides additional student teaching hours and the necessary developmental psychology and education classes needed for your license. By completing this program, you will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of second language acquisition and teaching methods and materials.
English Education (6-12)
You have a vision for making a difference through education, and we have the resources you need to make that vision a reality. Our Bachelor of Education in English Education can prepare you to teach middle and high school students the analytical skills they need to become well-rounded, thoughtful adults.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (6-12)
Are you excited about the idea of becoming a teacher and helping young people learn the skills needed to be successful in life? If so, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education 6-12 may be the degree for you! This program is designed to prepare you for initial teacher licensure as you learn to ready students for the challenges of life.
Health and Physical Education (P-12)
Physical health and exercise are vital components of living a full, happy, and healthy life. As someone who understands this, you may be ready to share your knowledge with the next generation. By pursuing Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Health and Physical Education P-12, you can learn how to teach health and P.E. to students, so they can lead active, fulfilling lives.
Mathematics Education (6-12)
Liberty’s practical B.Ed.in Mathematics Education gives you the preparation and credential you’ll need to teach upon graduation. With hands-on experience applying what you learn in the classroom, you will develop the teaching skills you need to help students engage with your lessons. You’ll prepare and inspire the next generation of business professionals, engineers, and educators.
The B.Ed. in Middle Education will equip you with all the tools, knowledge, experience, and skills you’ll need to be a successful, licensed teacher in middle schools. You’ll gain basic knowledge in subjects like geography, physics, literature, and more. Additionally, you have the opportunity to choose a specialization to further concentrate your teaching abilities.
Social Studies Education (6-12)
Teachers have the unique opportunity to impact the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. By sharing a sound and useful understanding of history, government, and social studies, teachers can help prepare the next generation for a better world. Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Social Studies Education can equip you with an understanding of history, geography, government, and economics and help you gain the necessary skills needed to become a licensed teacher.
Spanish Education (P-12)
By earning a B.Ed. in Spanish Education, you are opening the door to careers inside and outside of the teaching world. Twenty-one world governments list Spanish as their official language, making it extremely valuable in an increasingly connected global culture. Our teacher licensure track is designed to prepare you for Virginia-state licensure in teaching Spanish, but it can also prepare you for roles in business, tourism, and government that desperately need Spanish-speakers.
If you have a heart for children with special needs, the B.Ed. in Special Education will provide you with the skills, experience, and credentials you’ll need to successfully connect with your students. You will be equipped with knowledge in basic subjects like math, English, and science, as well as specific courses on how to appropriately teach students with special needs.
Theatre Arts Education (6-12)
As someone who loves theatre, you understand the importance of developing your craft and sharpening your skills to excel on stage. You can pass that love of creative art on to a new generation of students with Liberty’s B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education. Through this program, you will not only gain hands-on theatrical experience and an in-depth study of theatric productions – but you will also learn how to teach these skills to students, so they can pursue their own passions for the arts.
Visual Arts Education (P-12)
In our B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education program, you will deepen your understanding of artistic mediums from sculpting to photography, while your education classes prepare you to instruct your students with compassion and clarity. Partner with us and learn how to make a difference in students’ lives through the arts.
Why Choose a Bachelor of Education Degree?
At Liberty, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. In keeping with that mission, we strive for excellence in all that we do — our academics, our professors, our standards, and more. Here is what you can expect when you pursue a Bachelor of Education degree with us:
- Your education professors are invested in your success as a student, dedicated to teaching your courses from a Christian perspective, and have years of real-life experience in the classroom.
- Liberty’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), making your degree well-respected among employers and other schools.
- Upon graduation, you may complete licensure requirements approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to teach in the state of Virginia immediately upon graduation.
- Be classroom-ready upon graduation with 390 combined practicum and student teaching hours.
Degree Information for the Bachelor of Education
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.