Prepare Children for the Future with Liberty’s Online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education Degree
To be successful adults, children need a firm foundation of primary education, emotional support, and good leadership. Investing in their futures is one of the most fulfilling roles you can take on as an educator. Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education will give you the tools you need to help children succeed in their educational journey. This degree can prepare you to apply best practices and theories that can help your students grow and thrive.
Liberty’s B.Ed. in Elementary Education is one of only a few like it in the U.S. — and is the only 100% online bachelor’s degree that leads to teacher licensure in Virginia. Through this program, you will complete the core competencies, student teaching, and practicum requirements necessary to earn your Virginia teaching license.
Partner with Liberty and be classroom-ready immediately upon graduation! Liberty University’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Once you complete Virginia licensure requirements, you can apply for reciprocity in other states.
Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not impose additional requirements based on that state’s Department of Education regulations.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Elementary Education B.Ed. Degree?
Liberty’s unique licensure-track elementary education program provides 100% online courses that are VDOE approved. With hands-on experience through student teaching and practicums in a classroom near you, you can learn to apply teaching theory to real-world problems.
At Liberty University, our mission is to train Champions for Christ, so you’ll study under dedicated professors who teach from a biblical worldview and who are passionate about building up teachers who pursue excellence and Christian compassion. Faculty have years of real-world elementary school experience and will help you learn how to seamlessly integrate your faith into your profession.
Designed to provide maximum flexibility and convenience in a 100% online format, our bachelor’s degree in elementary education can give you the foundation you need to thrive as a teacher — without ever having to travel to a university campus.
What Will You Learn in Our Online B.Ed. in Elementary Education Degree Program?
Liberty University’s online teaching degree in elementary education will give you a thorough background in educational theories and tools you will need to create a safe, creative, and fun learning environment. You will learn how to help children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds achieve their educational best. Overall, Liberty’s online elementary teaching licensure degree is designed to prepare teachers with the practical, ethical, and legal understanding to ensure they can meet the challenges of today’s teaching environments.
While completing Liberty’s online elementary education degree, you will study critical learning theories and create portfolios and curricula to demonstrate your expertise to future employers. A practicum and student teaching hours are required to meet licensure requirements, but they also allow you to apply your skills in a hands-on teaching environment specific to your desired field.
Elementary Education Featured Courses
EDUC 225 – Instructional Design for Elementary and Middle Classrooms
EDUC 318 – Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners
EDUC 350 – Behavioral and Individual Differences
EDUC 410 – Elementary School Curriculum
Middle Grades English
Middle Grades Mathematics
Middle Grades Science
Middle Grades Social Science
Our Online B.Ed. in Elementary Education Degree Program Highlights
We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years – and counting.
To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no additional cost. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
One of the first 100% online bachelor’s programs in the nation — and the only program in Virginia — to offer a curriculum that prepares you for initial teacher licensure.
Students enrolled in our online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education degree have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal and extensive online library.
With our unique 100% online licensure track, you can complete your teaching licensure requirements and apply for licensure through the state of Virginia. You can then apply for reciprocity for equivalent licensure in other states.
Pursuing our online Bachelor of Education licensure tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
Potential Career Options with an Elementary Education Bachelor’s Degree
Liberty’s Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education degree can provide you with a wide range of education-related job opportunities, such as:
Licensed elementary education teacher
Private school teacher
Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees
Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative high school GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. All applicants must submit the following:
Official college transcripts (transfer students)
Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
High School Self-Certification form
Proof of English proficiency (non-native English speakers)
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.