Social Studies Education 6-12 (B.Ed.) - Online

Social Studies Education 6-12 (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.

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 1
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Civic & Global Engagement 1
CSTU 101Western Culture3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Natural Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Major Requirement

Major Foundational Courses
HIEU 201History of Western Civilization I 13
MATH 121College Algebra 13
PHYS 101Elements of Physics 13
Total Hours9
Major Core
Education Courses
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 221Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 235Content Instructional Design3
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education3
EDUC 425Content Measurement and Evaluation3
EDUC 435Content Curriculum Fundamentals3
EDUC 419Content Teaching Methods3
or HIST 419 Secondary Social Studies Teaching Methods
Practicum and Gate 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
Secondary Courses
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 320Regional Studies in Geography3
or GEOG 410 Global Issues in Geography
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise3
GOVT 327State and Local Government3
HIEU 202History of Western Civilization II3
HIEU 370Age of the Enlightenments 13
or EUROPEAN HISTORY ELECTIVE
HIST 300Historical Methodology3
HIUS 222Survey of American History II3
United States History Elective 23
HIUS 360History of American Entrepreneurship3
HIUS 390History of Virginia3
HIUS 420Civil War and Reconstruction3
HIWD 370Comparative Civilization3
HIWD 375Korean and Vietnam Wars3
Student Teaching
EDST 475The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar3
EDST 480Supervised Student Teaching: External9
or EDST 481 Supervised Student Teaching: Local
Total Hours81

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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