Liberty’s 100% online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in English as a Second Language Education P-12 is a teaching licensure-track that equips teachers with the specialized skills they need to teach students who are new to the Engish language. The content of this degree is designed to meet state licensure requirements for teaching English as a second language from primary school through high school in Virginia, allowing students to apply for reciprocity in other states. This program also meets standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Students in the B.Ed. in ESL Education will build on a foundation of teaching and education knowledge with specialized course content that prepares them to teach English language skills and help new learners to adapt to an English-speaking classroom. Through this program, students will study essential topics of English grammar and language acquisition that will help them teach the English language in schools around the world. Students will also gain hands-on experience in a classroom in their communities through combined 240 credit hours of practicum and student teaching. With these skills, students will be prepared to pursue roles as licensed ESL teachers, head teachers at English language institutes, P-12 academic coordinators, and Teaching English as a second language (TESL) curriculum planners.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official High School Transcript/GED Score