Business Education 6-12 (B.Ed.) - Online

Business Education 6-12 (B.Ed.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. 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) and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
COMS 101Speech Communication3
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
HIUS 221Survey of American History I3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
MATH Elective3
Critical Thinking
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Civic & Global Engagement
CSTU 101Western Culture3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Natural Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skills requirements

2

Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

As a requirement for completion of this program, including student teaching and passing required licensure tests, the graduate of this program, regardless of state residency, must obtain a VA state teaching license. The VA teaching license may then be used for reciprocity in another state according to the regulations of that state.

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
CSIS 110Introduction to Computer Science 13
MATH 121College Algebra 13
PHYS 101Elements of Physics 13
Total Hours9
1

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
Education Courses
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 221Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 230Foundations of Reading and Literacy 3
EDUC 235Content Instructional Design3
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education3
EDUC 419Content Teaching Methods3
EDUC 425Content Measurement and Evaluation3
EDUC 435Content Curriculum Fundamentals3
Practicum and Gate Courses
EDGT 175School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance0
EDGT 275School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance0
EDGT 375School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance0
EDUC 188Practicum in Education I: Distance 10
EDUC 288Practicum in Education II: Distance 10
EDUC 388Practicum in Education III: Distance 10
Secondary Courses
ACCT 211Financial Principles3
ACCT 212Managerial Principles3
BUSI 201Intermediate Business Computer Applications3
BUSI 301Legal and Ethical Concepts for Decision Makers3
BUSI 310Principles of Management3
BUSI 313Foundations of Project Management3
BUSI 320Finance Principles3
BUSI 330Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 336Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
CSIS 100Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems3
CSIS 320IS Hardware and Software3
CSIS 330Business Data Communication Systems3
CSIS 335Network Security3
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 214Principles of Macroeconomics3
Student Teaching
EDST 475The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar3
Choose one of the following: 1,29
Student Teaching - One Placement – Distance
Student Teaching - One Placement – Local
Student Teaching - Own Classroom – Distance
Student Teaching - Own Classroom – Local
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement - One Placement – Distance
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement - One Placement – Local
Total Hours84
1

Liberty University School of Education Background check is required for all practicums and student teaching

2

This course should be taken in the final semester.

Note:

  • All practicum courses should be completed before student teaching, and candidate should not plan to take those courses in summer terms.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 123 Total Hours
  • 3.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30.75 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30.75 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
EDGT 175 School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance 0
EDUC 201 Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology 3
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Systems and Information Technology 3
 Hours13-16
Second Semester
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
Information Literacy Elective (CSIS 110) 1 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
EDGT 275 School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance 0
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning 3
 Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Math Elective (MATH 121) 1 3
ACCT 211 Financial Principles 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
EDUC 188 Practicum in Education I: Distance 2 0
EDUC 235 Content Instructional Design 3
 Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 201 American Literature I 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Principles 3
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 301 Legal and Ethical Concepts for Decision Makers 3
EDUC 350 Behavior and Individual Differences 3
 Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I 3
Natural Science Elective (PHYS 101) 1 3
BUSI 313 Foundations of Project Management 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
EDUC 288 Practicum in Education II: Distance 2 0
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 419 Content Teaching Methods 3
 Hours18
Second Semester
CSTU 101 Western Culture 3
BUSI 320 Finance Principles 3
BUSI 336 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
CSIS 320 IS Hardware and Software 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Hours18
Fourth Year
First Semester
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDGT 375 School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance 0
EDUC 388 Practicum in Education III: Distance 2 0
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 435 Content Curriculum Fundamentals 3
 Hours12
Second Semester
EDST 475 The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar 3
Student Teaching Option 2,3 9
 Hours12
 Total Hours120-123
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling in foundational skills requirements

2

Liberty University School of Education Background check is required for all practicums and student teaching 

3

Choose one of the following Student Teaching options: EDST 460, 461, 464, 465, 466, or 467

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