Inspire Students with an Understanding of Creation by Earning a B.Ed. in Middle Education – Science
Do you have a passion for science — ecosystems, weather patterns, anatomy, and understanding the universe from the molecular level to the vast expanse of space? If so, you’re probably excited about the idea of using your enthusiasm and knowledge to inspire the next generation of doctors, lab technicians, and scientists. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Education — Science degree will combine your love of the sciences with your desire to pass your wisdom on to others.
As someone who will be teaching adolescents, your preparation and understanding of their developmental stage is crucial. With this degree, you’ll gain core concepts in childhood and adolescent development, as well as specific teaching methods needed for middle grades. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to teach preteens general and science-specific concepts.
As you make your decision to partner with Liberty University, you’re deciding to gain skills, experience, expertise, and credentials needed to be a middle school teacher. We’re excited about partnering with you as you learn to be someone who makes a serious and positive impact on a new 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 of Education in Middle Education – Science 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 easy knowing that your degree will be taught with excellence and rigorous standards. Plus, each 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 – Science?
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 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.
Plus, you’ll complete a total of 390 hours of classroom experience prior to graduation.
By concentrating in science, you’ll gain additional insights with courses on the elements of general chemistry, environmental science, and astronomy. With these classes, you’ll gain a broad foundation in the types of science-related subjects you’ll be teaching 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!
EDUC 360 – Foundations of Education
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A comprehensive survey of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of American education
- The educational foundations as found in the Scriptures, and the applicability of these to both the Christian School Movement and the public school system
- How to articulate your personal philosophy 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
Highlights of Our B.Ed. in Middle Education – Science
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 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 – Science Degree Information
Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Middle Education – Science Graduates
Upon successful completion of the B.Ed. in Middle Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, endorsement for 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:
- Homeschool teacher
- K-12 curriculum coordinator
- Licensed middle education teacher
- 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.