Prepare to Change the World One Student at a Time
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.
At Liberty, you’ll learn from experienced faculty who are making a big difference in their field. Our English professors have been published in Christianity Today, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post speaking out against injustice, defending the Christian faith, and challenging Christians to think more critically. In our English education bachelor’s degree program, our professors want to help you make a difference too. You will learn how to use your analysis and writing skills to become a Champion for Christ in the classroom and beyond.
Grounded in a biblical worldview, our B.Ed. in English combines academic excellence with practical, hands-on experience in the classroom. As an English teacher, you will have a unique opportunity to directly influence students’ values and worldviews. Partner with us, and make the difference you always knew you could.
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 of Education Program?
Your dream to become a teacher is important to us. 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. Because 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 6-12 English Education Degree?
Liberty’s B.Ed. in English Education is broken down into 4 core foundations: education courses, practicum and gate courses, English courses, and student teaching. Your education courses explore the major aspects any teacher has to learn, such as evaluating student learning, creating a curriculum, and seeing behavioral and individual differences between students.
As an English education student, you will complete additional courses focused on grammar, literature, writing styles, and etymology. The practicum and student teaching courses will then put your knowledge to the test. You’ll work in the classroom alongside a licensed teacher to see how the principles you’ve learned apply in the real world.
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
ENGL 215 – English Literature I
In this course, you will complete a survey of English literature from its beginning to 1660.
ENGL 322 – Shakespeare
In this course, you will study the principal plays of Shakespeare in light of the dramatic and literary background of his time.
ENGL 333 – Modern Grammar
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The nature, structure, and modifications of the English language
- The traditional, structural, and generative-transformational grammars
ENGL 334 – Etymology
In this course, you will study the etymology of the English language with a focus on its changing vocabulary, syntax, and development into a world language.
Highlights of Our Bachelor of 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 390 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. Degree Information
Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in English Education 6-12 Graduates
Upon successful completion of the B.Ed. in English Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, Virginia licensure, and over 200 hours of classroom experience. This degree will equip you with all the necessary resources, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed as an English teacher for grades 6-12.
You may also pursue the following career opportunities:
- Christian or private school teacher
- Curriculum coordinator
- Homeschool 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.