Teaching (M.A.T.) - Middle Grades Education (45 hrs.)

Teaching (M.A.T.) - Middle Grades Education (45 hrs.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching), content competencies (if applicable), and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license.

Initial Education Core
EDUC 500Learning Theory3
EDUC 504Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDUC 521Foundations of Exceptionality3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
Middle Grades Education Cognate
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals 1,23
EDUC 632Language Acquisition and Instruction3
EDUC 601Professional Development in Middle Grades Education3
or EDUC 602 Young Adolescents, Schools and Communities
Choose one of the following courses:3
Teaching Science in the Middle School
Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School
Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
Teaching Literacy in the Middle School
Education Elective Courses
Education Elective 33
Education Elective 33
Education Elective 33
Professional Courses
EDUC 588Practicum in Education I: External0
EDUC 59_Student Teaching 2,4,53
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management3
EDUC 625Content Instructional Procedures 43
EDUC 656Teaching Content Area Reading3
EDUC 688Practicum in Education II: External0
Total Hours45


  • Refer to the Middle Grades Education Content Competency Chart. Competencies must be met prior to student teaching.

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 45 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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