Elementary Education (Interdisciplinary Studies: Teacher Preparation) (BS)
Program at a Glance
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|College of Arts and Letters: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Cost: $299-314 per credit hour *|
|Required: 49-50 credit hours for major content + 33 for professional education|
|Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings., Practicum / InternshipA practicum or internship is a required part of this program.|
This 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.
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.
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.
This is a degree completion program.
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.
Effective January 1, 2014 all students seeking admission to approved teacher education programs must take the Praxis Core. Passing scores on Praxis I achieved by December 31, 2013 continue to be valid and accepted for admission to approved teacher education programs.
Teacher candidates registering for a course that requires a field experience as part of the approved professional education program must obtain a clearance prior to starting the field experience. This process may take up to eight weeks. Follow the instructions for completing this process at ODU Field Experience Clearance Procedures.
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.
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- 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 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."
|Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$299|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$314|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$838|
Rates are effective Fall 2014 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.
For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.