Teacher Prep: Primary/Elementary (Interdisciplinary Studies) (BS)

Teacher Prep programThis course of study is the undergraduate portion of a four+one-year BS/MS program which leads to a Master’s degree and Virginia licensure at the post-baccalaureate level.

The program is designed to let you seamlessly transition from the College of Arts and Letters into a graduate or post-baccalureate licensure program in the Darden College of Education immediately upon completion of a BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Curriculum

Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheet below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Early field experiences, including observation, practica, and/or student teaching, are required during normal school hours. Map out your education with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF).

Additional information is available on the department's website.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

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.

Admission Information

All ODU undergraduate distance learning programs are degree completion / transfer programs.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required for admission, continuance, and graduation. Additionally, a minimum grade of "C"  must be earned in all courses required for the program. You are required to meet the PRAXIS I requirement before completing your 60th credit hour (transfer students with more than 60 credit hours must meet the requirement before finishing your second semester in our program).

Please note that General Education courses that are departmental requirements are not met by the Associate's degree. Explore the VCCS Transfer Guide or Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638

For complete program requirements, please see the Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Preparation program website.

Partnerships

Partnerships
Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion. It’s that simple.

Teaching Careers

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

Note for students in Washington State from the SAC 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

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $285
Students living outside of Virginia $285
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $807


Rates are effective Summer 2013 and subject to change. Please visit the Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar.