Why ODU for Elementary Education?

This undergraduate program is designed to lead into our Master of Science in Education with Virginia licensure at the post-baccalaureate level. 

You will first complete this Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Teacher Preparation from the College of Arts and Letters. This state-approved, nationally-accredited teacher degree program will provide you with a unique, multi-disciplinary, liberal arts and sciences degree. Immediately upon completion of this degree, you can seamlessly transition into a graduate or post-baccalureate licensure program in ODU's Darden College of Education.

** Pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, this degree will transition to a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in Fall 2019. The B.S. degree will require 120 credits total (a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned from ODU). The curriculum includes core pedagogy, elementary education courses, field work, and a capstone student teaching experience. For more information, contact us with the short form on this page.

This program is only for students in Virginia and Washington State.

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

  • 49-50 credit hours for major content + 33 for professional education/practica
  • The practicum/internship requires a clearance background check.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheet can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Online Learning Environment

Attend class online on a regular schedule and access course materials online from any location. This program includes a practicum or internship during normal school hours. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar. 

Careers in Elementary Education

  • Teaching:  Pre-K, Primary, Elementary
  • With additional experience, training, and/or education:  
    • School Administration: Principalship, Superintendency
    • Curriculum or Subject Area Supervision
    • Reading Specialist
    • Media/Library/Information Services

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council concerning this Bachelor's degree:  "This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement."

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses you'll need. Work with an enrollment coordinator to review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

For this program, you'll need to be accepted as a degree-seeking student and take the Praxis Core. Visit the department's web page for details.

When entering the Master of Science in Education program following this IDS degree, additional admission items may be required.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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