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

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

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 1
MATH 117Elements of Mathematics3
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
Civic & Global Engagement
CSTU 101Western Culture3
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Social & Scientific Inquiry
PHYS 101Elements of Physics3
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Christianity & Contexts
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours40-43

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


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 and EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 and THEO 202 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 177School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
EDGT 277School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
EDGT 377School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
EDUC 189Practicum in Education I: Local 10
EDUC 289Practicum in Education II: Local 10
EDUC 489Practicum in Middle Education: Local 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.

Education 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

  • 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 and cognate
  • 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
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
MATH 117 Elements of Mathematics 3
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Technology Competency 1 0-3
EDGT 177 School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure – Local 0
EDUC 201 Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature 3
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I 3
MATH 217 Elementary Geometry 3
PHYS 101 Elements of Physics 3
PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab 1
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
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
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
EDUC 225 Instructional Design for Elementary & Middle School Classrooms 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Second Semester
GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography 3
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 3
PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science 3
RSCH 201 Research 3
EDGT 277 School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure – Local 0
EDUC 315 Instructional Approaches to Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
ENGL 221 World Literature I 3
Third Year
First Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
EDUC 189 Practicum in Education I: Local 2 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 110 New Testament Survey 2
HIUS 390 History of Virginia 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
EDUC 289 Practicum in Education II: Local 2 0
EDUC Elective 3 3
EDUC Elective 3 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 3
EDGT 377 School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure – Local 0
EDUC 412 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 489 Practicum in Middle Education: Local 2 0
ENGL 333 Modern Grammar 3
Second Semester
EDST 475 The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar 3
Student Teaching Option 2,4 9
 Total Hours124-127

All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to www.liberty.edu/computerassessment for more information


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


Choose from EDUC 322, 323, or 324 


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

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