Middle Education (B.Ed.) - English - Online

Middle Education (B.Ed.) - English - 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.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy
COMS 101Speech Communication3
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
ENGL 102Composition and Literature3
HIUS 221Survey of American History I3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 117Elements of Mathematics3
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Critical Thinking
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 14
Civic & Global Engagement
CSTU 101Western Culture3
Social & Scientific Inquiry
PHYS 101Elements of Physics3
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Christianity & Contexts
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 14
Total Hours39-42

Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 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
BIOL 101Principles of Biology3
BIOL 103Principles of Biology Laboratory1
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography3
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise3
HIEU 202History of Western Civilization II3
MATH 121College Algebra3
MATH 217Elementary Geometry3
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science3
PHYS 103Elements of Physics Lab1
Total Hours23
Major Core
Elementary Education Courses
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 225Instructional Design for Elementary & Middle School Classrooms3
EDUC 230Foundations of Reading and Literacy 3
EDUC 315Instructional Approaches to Literature for Children and Adolescents3
EDUC 318Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners3
EDUC 319Teaching Writing and Language Arts to Diverse Learners3
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education3
EDUC 412Middle School Curriculum and Instruction3
EDUC 425Content Measurement and Evaluation3
HIUS 390History of Virginia3
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 488Practicum in Middle Education: External 10
Professional Semester
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 Hours45

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


This course should be taken in the final semester.

Eduation Elective 13
Education Elective 13
ENGL 221World Literature I3
ENGL 307Expository Writing3
or ENGL 350 Advanced Expository Writing
ENGL 333Modern Grammar3
Total Hours15

Choose from EDUC 322, EDUC 323, or EDUC 324


  • 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

  • 122 Total Hours
  • 3.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30.5 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all courses in the major and cognate
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30.5 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
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 117 Elements of Mathematics 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
Second Semester
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature 3
MATH 217 Elementary Geometry 3
PHYS 101 Elements of Physics 3
PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab 1
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
EDGT 275 School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance 0
EDUC 350 Behavior and Individual Differences 3
Second Year
First Semester
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Laboratory 1
CSTU 101 Western Culture 3
ENGL 201 American Literature I 3
EDUC 225 Instructional Design for Elementary & Middle School Classrooms 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Second Semester
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 3
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I 3
PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science 3
EDUC 315 Instructional Approaches to Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
ENGL 221 World Literature I 3
Third Year
First Semester
GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography 3
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II 3
EDUC 188 Practicum in Education I: Distance 1 0
EDUC 318 Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 319 Teaching Writing and Language Arts to Diverse Learners 3
ENGL 307
Expository Writing
or Advanced Expository Writing
Second Semester
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
HIUS 390 History of Virginia 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
EDUC 288 Practicum in Education II: Distance 1 0
EDUC Elective 2 3
EDUC Elective 2 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 3
EDGT 375 School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure - Distance 0
EDUC 412 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 488 Practicum in Middle Education: External 1 0
ENGL 333 Modern Grammar 3
Elective 1
Second Semester
EDST 475 The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar 3
Student Teaching Option 1,3 9
 Total Hours120-123

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


Choose from EDUC 322, 323, and 324


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

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