Bachelor Of Education In Elementary Education Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 18, 2021
NCATE through CAEP

Become a Licensed Primary School Teacher with Liberty’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? Our Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education provides a pathway for you to obtain licensure to teach students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. With this degree, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to gain professional credentials and begin a meaningful career as a teacher.

By taking all of your general education courses in your first two years, you will have the foundational training you need to begin practicums and student teaching hours. Every faculty member is a trained teacher with years of experience, and they will help you each step of the way as you pursue licensure.

At Liberty, we incorporate our Christian foundation into all of our courses. You will walk away enlightened both academically and spiritually. Earn a degree that prepares you to change lives as a teacher who is on the front lines of training the next generation.

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.

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 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 the state of 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. Get prepared for this responsibility by partnering with us.

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

This Bachelor of Education degree is designed to prepare you for teaching licensure at the elementary level in Virginia. Your core teaching courses will give you foundational knowledge in history, English, math, and science. You will also learn important psychology principles you can use to help assess students as a teacher to assist them and benchmark their progress.

Perhaps most importantly, you will have various practicum and student teaching courses to prepare you for what it will truly be like in the classroom. Upon graduation, you will have at least 240 hours of classroom teaching 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 Classrooms

ENGL 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 Our Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education Degree

  • The School of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Pursuing our Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • You will have a total of 240 classroom hours by the time you graduate.
  • 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to do your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia, including the Washington D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.

B.Ed. in Elementary Education Degree Information

  • Residential format
  • 120 total hours
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • Program falls under the School of Education
  • View the Degree Completion Plan
  • Review the course catalog
  • Practicum and student teaching hours required for this degree
  • Background check required for licensure in this program

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education prepares you for the following occupations:

  • Christian school teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • K-12 curriculum coordinator
  • K-12 education consultant
  • 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)
  • 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.