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Master of Arts in Teaching / Middle Grades

Program Details

Liberty University offers the Master of Arts degree in Teaching with a specialization in the Middle Grades for educators who want to teach children from grade five to grade eight. Through the program, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help students who are making a transition from learning the basics of math, reading, and other subjects to facing more advanced topics and the higher expectations placed on them in high school.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for teaching roles of adolescents in the middle grades. Qualifications include understanding and analyzing the major concepts, principles, theories, standards, and research related to teaching fields; demonstrating how to use content knowledge to make interdisciplinary connections; employing depth and breadth of technologies; using teaching and assessment strategies to advance student learning; integrating state-of-the-art technologies and literacy skills; understanding and analyzing the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to effective middle level instruction and assessment; and applying a variety of effective strategies to meet the varying abilities, interests, and learning styles of all young adolescents.


  • Official college transcripts
  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.


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