Elementary Education (B.Ed.) - Online

Elementary Education (B.Ed.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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 in Special Education General Curriculum.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
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 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Critical Thinking 1
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Civic & Global Engagement 1
CSTU 101Western Culture3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
PHYS 101Elements of Physics3
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

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
HIUS 390History of Virginia3
MATH 121College Algebra3
MATH 217Elementary Geometry3
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science3
PHYS 103Elements of Physics Lab1
Total Hours26
Major Core
Elementary Education Courses
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 225Instructional Design for Elementary & Middle School Classrooms3
EDUC 315Instructional Approaches to Literature for Children and Adolescents3
EDUC 318Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners3
EDUC 319Teaching Elementary Language Arts3
EDUC 322Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Science3
EDUC 323Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics3
EDUC 324Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science3
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education3
EDUC 410Elementary School Curriculum3
EDUC 415Diagnostic Measurement and Evaluation3
Education Elective 1,23
Practicum Courses
EDUC 175School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure0
EDUC 275School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure0
EDUC 375School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure0
EDUC 188Practicum in Education I: External0
EDUC 288Practicum in Education II: External0
EDUC 388Practicum in Education III: External0
Professional Semester
EDST 476The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar3
EDST 480Supervised Student Teaching: External9
or EDST 481 Supervised Student Teaching: Local
Total Hours51
Free Electives
Choose 1-4 credit hours of Free Electives1-4
Total Hours1-4

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total Hours
  • 3.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 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
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