Bachelor Of Education In Middle 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

Use Foundational Concepts to Mold the Next Generation with a B.Ed. in Middle Education

Are you excited about the idea of becoming a teacher? Do you want to help educate young people with the core topics they’ll need in secondary and higher education, as well as life and the workforce? If this sounds like you, pursuing Liberty’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education is a great next step in your academic journey.

Middle school children have specific developmental needs. They need to be taught in a way that caters to their development, and they need someone who understands how their minds work to teach them effectively. By choosing the bachelor’s in middle education degree, you’re going to learn how to successfully teach preteens and adolescents as they are growing.

When you partner with Liberty to obtain your middle education degree and licensure, you’re choosing to become prepared to teach middle school students the foundational concepts they’ll need to succeed in school, work, and life. Pursue your dreams now by making a difference in the lives of young people through a B.Ed. in Middle Education.

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 B.Ed. in Middle Education Degree?

At Liberty University, our mission of Training Champions for Christ means that we strive to provide you with the best in all that we do. Rest in knowing that your degree will be taught with excellence and rigorous standards. Plus, each and every education course is taught by a professor who has years of real-life experience in the classroom, is invested in your success as a student, and is dedicated to teaching from a Christian worldview.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Because of this, your degree will be well-recognized and respected among other schools and employers.

Additionally, our B.Ed. programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to earn your license and teach in the state of Virginia immediately upon graduation. This degree can prepare you with all the tools and education you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Education?

The bachelor’s degree in middle education will prepare you with a variety of foundational courses in English, communication, math, physics, psychology, biology, history, and more. You’ll be well-prepared to effectively communicate these ideas and topics to your students.

Additionally, you’ll study a variety of courses that focus on how to educate children and adolescents. Some of your courses will include topics like classroom teaching, instructional design for middle classrooms, how to teach reading, writing, and language to diverse learners, and behavioral and individual differences between students.

In addition to these courses, you’ll complete 90 practicum hours and 300 student teaching hours for a total of 390 hours of classroom experience prior to graduation. Plus, you have the opportunity to specialize in a particular subject, providing you with specific courses in English, math, science, or social science.

Check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

EDUC 360 – Foundations of Education

EDUC 412 – Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

EDUC 415 – Diagnostic Measurement and Evaluation

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

B.Ed. in Middle Education Specializations




Social Sciences

Highlights of Our B.Ed. in Middle Education Degree

  • The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), so you can pursue your degree with confidence.
  • Pursuing our Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • Graduate with teaching licensure credentials.
  • Receive at least 390 hours of practical classroom experience prior to graduation.
  • Observe and teach in a variety of school settings with your required practicum and student teaching hours.
  • Learn from professors who are professionals in the field of education and are dedicated to our mission of Training Champions for Christ.

    B.Ed. in Middle Education Degree Information

    • Residential
    • 124-125 total hours
    • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
    • Program falls under the School of Education
    • View our course catalog
    • Practicum and student teaching hours required for this degree
    • Background check required for licensure in this program

    Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Middle Education Graduates

    Upon successful completion of the B.Ed. in Middle 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 a middle school teacher. You may also pursue the following career opportunities:

    • Licensed middle education teacher
    • Homeschool teacher
    • Private school teacher
    • K-12 curriculum coordinator
    • Tutor

    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.