Elementary Teacher PreK-6: 5 yr prg with VA licensure (MSEd)

Do you want to teach in elementary schools?

Elementary School Teacher PreK-6In this program, you will pursue an undergraduate major in Interdisciplinary Studies (PreK-6 teacher education track) and complete a Bachelor of Science degree through the College of Arts and Letters, and then take a fifth year graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Education degree with a major in elementary education through the Darden College of Education.

This program meets the requirements for licensure in Virginia.


As part of the course work in this Master of Science in Education degree program, you must complete Advance Classroom Management and Practicum, and the Teacher Candidate Internship.

A PDF file of required courses is available on the department's web site

Admission Information

To complete this Master of Science in Education degree program, you must pursue a Bachelor of Science from ODU's College of Arts & Letters in Interdisciplinary Studies (PreK-6 teacher education track).

Additional requirements, including requirements for Fast Track Graduate Admission, are listed on the department's web site.

For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact Teacher Education Services and Advising at 757-683-6448 or http://education.odu.edu/tes/.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these formats:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Practicum / Internship: A practicum or internship is a required part of this program.

Elementary School Teaching Careers

  • Teaching: Pre-school, Primary, Elementary
  • Administration: Principalship, Superintendency

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council:

"Eligibility for initial education certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Virginia and is authorized for field placements in Washington by the Professional Educators Standards Board. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement."

Calculating Cost

Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $437
Students living outside of Virginia $456
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1089

Rates are effective Fall 2014 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.