BEd Degree In Elementary Education Middle Grades Mathematics
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Lead Your Students to Success with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Middle Grades Mathematics

Do you have a passion for mathematics and a desire to help train up the next generation of thinkers and problem-solvers? Are you seeking an education degree that provides a clear path to licensure? Do you want to gain the credentials needed to teach at a variety of grade levels? If that sounds like you, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education – Middle Grades Mathematics can help! Our program can help you become a licensed elementary school teacher as well as teach math at the middle school level.

Maybe your main goal is to work with children in kindergarten through 6th grade, but you want the flexibility to branch out into middle school teaching roles. If so, Liberty’s bachelor’s in elementary education – middle grades math is a great option.

Upon graduation from this program, you could go on to work in a private, public, or Christian school and stand out as an ethical and value-driven professional. This degree provides core training in elementary education as well as the opportunity to pursue a middle grades mathematics endorsement. That way, you can develop a diverse skillset and pursue a variety of career opportunities.

We are excited to partner with you as you take this important step in your academic journey. 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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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 5 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 Bachelor’s in Elementary Education – Middle Grades Mathematics Program?

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. In this program, you will complete over 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching. Not only will working in a live classroom help you meet teacher licensure requirements — it can also help you put your skills to the test and prepare for your future career.

Within our School of Education, we have a team dedicated to overseeing your practicum experience to help ensure that you are equipped to take on a class full of students. You’ll have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia. Or, if you want to work in an urban school setting, our Washington Fellowship provides the opportunity for you to live in the heart of our nation’s capital for an entire semester!

Our program is designed to meet Virginia state licensure requirements. Additionally, Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). You can pursue your degree with confidence knowing that our program has met rigorous accreditation requirements and academic standards. Additionally, you’ll study under seasoned faculty who are experts in their field and committed to teaching from a biblical perspective.

What Will You Learn in Our B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Middle School Math Degree?

As one of the largest providers of teachers in Virginia, Liberty seeks to help students like you teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. We care about who you are and who you aspire to become.

In this program, you’ll explore a wide array of topics related to elementary education, including educational technology, instructional design, behavioral differences, diagnostic measurement, and curriculum development. You can also learn how to teach various subjects to elementary school students, such as language arts, science, math, and reading. By understanding effective instructional strategies, you can foster a productive learning environment that sets students up for future success.

Within the middle grades mathematics endorsement, you can study curriculum and instructional strategies for middle school settings and learn how to teach important mathematical subjects to young adolescents. Some of the topics you can study include mathematical reasoning, discrete mathematics, elementary functions, probability and statistics, and coordinate geometry. By completing practicum and student teaching hours, you can prepare to work as a licensed elementary school teacher or middle school math teacher.

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

Featured Courses

EDUC 225 – Instructional Design for Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A systematic approach to classroom teaching with an emphasis on the cyclical nature of planning, instruction, and assessment
  • Methods for preparing lessons that follow the Liberty University model
  • Topics of study include the instructional process, culturally responsive teaching, differentiation, technology integration, classroom management, and learner-focused strategies for engagement

EDUC 412 – Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of the historical development and philosophical base of the middle school
  • Emphasis on the unique characteristics of emerging adolescents and the prescriptive school concepts that will best meet their needs

MATH 128 – Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Concepts related to the graphs and applications of elementary functions
  • Emphasis on polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and circular or trigonometric functions

MATH 201 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to descriptive statistics and probability
  • Topics of study include probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression analysis, and correlation with applications in business and science
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Highlights of Our Elementary Education and Middle Grades Math Education 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 one of our Bachelor of Education licensure tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • You will complete over 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching before 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia or in Washington, D.C., through our Washington Fellowship.
  • Get involved with professional organizations related to your career goals and expand your network!
  • Our B.Ed. can help you pursue initial teaching licensure in the state of Virginia.
  • Become equipped to teach at the elementary and middle grades education levels.

B.Ed. in Elementary Education – Middle School Math Degree Information

What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education – Middle Grades Mathematics Degree?

This program can help you pursue a variety of roles in elementary and middle school education, including:

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Middle school mathematics teacher
  • Private school teacher
  • Tutor

Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Elementary Education Bachelor’s Degree

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.