Bachelor Of Education In Middle Education English
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Degree CAEP
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Reach Young People with the Written Word by Pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Middle Education – English

When you think of your future and your calling, what do you see? Are you standing in front of a room full of young people — inspiring them, teaching them, and cultivating their minds for the diverse experiences they will be pursuing? If this idea is speaking to your passion and vision for your life, then Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education — English degree may be the next step in your academic journey.

When you pursue our bachelor’s degree in middle education with a concentration in English, you’re preparing yourself to teach middle school students concepts they’ll need throughout their education, lives, and careers. You’ll be ready to teach at the middle school level, and you’ll have the specific courses you need to effectively convey concepts and skills needed for English speakers.

When you partner with us to earn your undergraduate degree in education, you’ll obtain the skills, knowledge, professional experience, and credentials you need to start teaching middle school students in Virginia. We’re excited about this partnership and preparing someone like you — with your passion and enthusiasm — to teach adolescents.

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 3 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 B.Ed. in Middle Education – English 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 biblical worldview.

Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 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). Because of this, your degree will be well-recognized and respected among other schools and employers.

Additionally, this program provides you with licensure approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), allowing you to teach in the state of Virginia 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 – English?

The bachelor’s degree in middle education will prepare you with a variety of foundational courses in English, communication, math, history, physics, psychology, biology, and more. You’ll be well-prepared to 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 such as classroom teaching and instructional design for middle classrooms. Your courses will also include teaching reading, writing and language to diverse learners, as well as behavioral and individual differences between students.

Plus, you’ll complete 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.

With your concentration in English, you’ll learn about world literature, expository writing, and modern grammar. These courses will give you the knowledge you’ll need to pass on core English language concepts to your middle school students.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and 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

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of the historical development and philosophical base of the middle school
  • The unique characteristics of the emerging adolescent and the prescriptive school concepts that will meet those needs

EDUC 415 – Diagnostic Measurement and Evaluation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A diagnostic-prescriptive approach to classroom teaching
  • Diagnostic testing techniques and procedures
  • The administration and interpretation of standardized tests
  • The construction of classroom tests
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.Ed. in Middle Education – English

  • 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 our Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • Graduate with teaching licensure credentials.
  • Complete 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching 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 – English Degree Information

    • Residential
    • 124 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 are required for this degree.
    • This program requires a background check.
    • View the Degree Completion Plan.

    Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Middle Education – English Graduates

    Upon successful completion of the B.Ed. in Middle Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education and endorsement for Virginia licensure as well as 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching. 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:

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