BEd In Biology Education 6 12
Credit Hours
Degree CAEP
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Educate Our Youth on the Wonders of Life with the B.Ed in Biology Education Degree

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.

You can become prepared with the knowledge you’ll need to teach biology with authority by earning a Bachelor of Education. Upon graduation, you can be prepared for licensure to teach middle school or high school biology. Start your degree now so you can make an impact on future generations. 

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.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s B.Ed. in Biology Degree?

Your teaching license will set the course of your professional life. We want to come alongside you and make the process as seamless as possible. Since true work experience is the best way to gain confidence as a teacher, we offer various practicum and student teaching opportunities to provide you with valuable classroom training.

Within our School of Education, we have a team dedicated to overseeing your practicum experience to ensure that you are prepared to take on a class full of students. You will have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through one of our fellowship programs. Here, you’ll see the urban school setting and stay in the heart of the district for an entire semester.

Our nation is desperate for teachers who are well-educated, enthusiastic, and compassionate toward their students. As one of the largest providers of teachers in Virginia, Liberty wants to help prepare you to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. As an educator, you have the chance to make a huge impact on the lives of children from all types of backgrounds. Prepare yourself for this responsibility by partnering with us.

What Will You Learn in Our 6-12 B.Ed. in Biology Degree?

In the B.Ed. in Biology Education program, your studies will be broken into 4 core foundations: education courses, practicum and gate courses, biology courses, and student teaching. In your education courses, you will learn the fundamental skills you will need as a teacher such as evaluating students, creating a curriculum, and how to teach to the different behavioral and personality differences you might encounter in the classroom.

We want you to be prepared with the foundational knowledge needed for success in the classroom. Your core courses will also include biology, physics, psychology, genetics, ecology, botany, cell biology, and organic chemistry. You will also take part in labs that provide hands-on training, incorporating the things you have learned in the classroom. These experiences provide a broad understanding of what’s required to enter a scientific career field and give you the training you need to impart that knowledge to your students.

Your student teaching and practicum will then allow you to put the knowledge you’ve gained into practice. You’ll work in the classroom alongside a licensed teacher to establish the confidence and authority you need to be successful in the classroom.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

BIOL 224 – General Biology I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Mendelian and population genetics, phylogenetic reconstruction, ecological interactions, and organisms
  • Scientific methodology, molecular, cellular, and energetic bases of life, major metabolic processes, and cellular and organismic reproduction
  • The fundamental principles of biology

BIOL 301– Genetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Inheritance in individuals and populations, chromosomal rearrangements, genes in DNA structure and replication, transcription, translation, gene expression, mutations, and their repair, genetic engineering, and epigenetics
  • The principles of heredity

BIOL 310 – Ecology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Collection and statistical analysis of quantitative ecological data
  • The interrelationships between organisms and biotic and abiotic factors in their environment

BIOL 415 – Cell Biology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Special emphasis will be given to the integration of molecular and cellular interactions for the maintenance of life
  • The organization and function of living matter at the cellular level
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Bachelor of Education in Biology Degree

  • Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Pursuing our Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • You will complete 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.
  • The Educational Technology Lab provides students with resources, software, and equipment to help promote learning with technology.
  • All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 experience and a current teaching license.
  • Get involved with professional and student organizations related to your career goals and expand your professional network.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete your student teaching in a variety of settings throughout Virginia or in the Washington, D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.

B.Ed. in Biology Degree Information

Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Biology Education 6-12 Graduates

  • College/university academic advisor
  • Biology teacher for Christian school
  • High school biology teacher
  • Middle school biology teacher
  • Private school teacher

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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.