Bachelor Of Elementary Education
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
NCATE through CAEP

Train to Become an Elementary School Teacher with Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education

Do you enjoy working with children and helping them realize their full potential? Have you ever considered becoming a licensed teacher for public, private, or Christian school systems? Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education can help you obtain licensure to teach students from kindergarten through 6th grade in the state of Virginia.

Young children are highly impressionable, and they need positive role models who can help guide them down the right path. As an educator, you will have the valuable opportunity to show Christ’s love to your students while setting them up for future success. With Liberty’s elementary education courses, you can learn how to teach a variety of subjects at the elementary school level.

Partner with us and prepare to make a difference in the lives of 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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education?

Pursuing your teaching license is a big deal! 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 valuable opportunities for you to apply your skills in the real world.

Find out what sets Liberty apart from other schools:

Hands-On Experience

Before graduation, you will receive practical experience in a live classroom with your practicum and student teaching hours. You’ll have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia. Or, if you want to experience life in Washington, D.C., consider applying to our Washington Fellowship program. Here, you can work in an urban school setting and live in the heart of our nation’s capital for an entire semester!

Networking Opportunities

Building your network is an important part of preparing for your career. Liberty offers many opportunities for you to connect with other education students. For instance, you could join our Urban Education Club or our chapter of the Professional Association of Christian Educators (PACE). That way, you can build relationships with other students who are passionate about making a difference in the world of education.

Respected Credentials

Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our B.Ed. program is accredited by NCATE through CAEP.

Experienced Professors

Our faculty have years of experience teaching at all levels of education. They are ready and eager to offer the support you need to thrive in your career.

What Will You Learn in Our B.Ed. in Elementary Education Degree Program?

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 the state of Virginia, Liberty can help you prepare to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. If you’re seeking elementary education training from an accredited Christian school, we have what you need!

This B.Ed. in Elementary Education degree is designed to help you become a licensed teacher in Virginia. Your core courses provide training in various content areas, including history, English, math, and science. You’ll explore how to teach these subjects at the kindergarten and elementary school levels.

Learn how to design lesson plans that help students of all backgrounds grow and thrive. Throughout this program, you will explore topics like instructional planning, teaching and learning theories, educational technology, instructional strategies, curriculum development, and instructional design. Most importantly, you will complete various practicum and student teaching courses so you can gain real-world experience.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

EDUC 225 – Instructional Design for Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

EDUC 315 – Instructional Approaches to Literature for Children and Adolescents

EDUC 410 – Elementary School Curriculum

EDUC 415 – Diagnostic Measurement and Evaluation

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Liberty University’s Elementary School Education B.Ed.

  • This degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Pursuing our Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education degree may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • Receive practical classroom experience prior to graduation.
  • The Educational Technology Lab provides students with top-notch resources, software, and equipment designed to promote learning with technology.
  • All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 teaching experience and a current teaching license.
  • You will have the opportunity to do your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through Liberty’s Washington Fellowship program.
  • Liberty offers a world-class education taught from a Christian perspective.
  • Our B.Ed. education licensure track can help you gain credentials to teach in the state of Virginia.
  • With the degree you receive in elementary education, you can learn how to serve as a teacher in a variety of settings.
  • By joining a professional organization, you can expand your network and explore your interests!

Bachelor of Education in Elementary Ed Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 120-131 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • This bachelor’s in elementary education program falls under the School of Education.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for Liberty University’s elementary education program.
  • View our course catalog for more information.
  • This program is designed to prepare you for licensure. Review our licensure information and resources.
  • This program has practicum and student teaching requirements as well as a background check.

What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education?

A bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Liberty University can help prepare students for many job opportunities, including:

  • Christian school teacher
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Private school teacher
  • Public school teacher

Admission Requirements for Our Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Program

Every application is reviewed by the admissions 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

*Additional documentation may be requested by the admissions committee after your application has been received.


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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers (viewed online November 30, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.