Elementary Education - PreK-6 Post Baccalaureate Endorsement (Lic)

Initial Licensure in TeachingThis licensure-only program is designed for students who have a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to qualify for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in PreK‐6 but who do not wish to complete a Master’s degree.

This approved teacher education licensure only program must be completed entirely to be recommended by Old Dominion University on the College Verification form for the Virginia teaching license.


A minimum of 28 credit hours are required; however, additional prerequisite and content course hours may be required. This licensure-only program includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

As part of the course work in this program, you must complete Advanced Classroom Management and Practicum, and the Teacher Candidate Internship.

More details can be found on the department's web page.

Admission Information

To enter this program, you must have a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

More admissions details can be found on the program's web page.

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

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in these formats:

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

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

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

Teaching Careers

  • Teaching: Pre-school, Primary, Elementary
  • Administration: Principalship, Superintendency 
  • Special Services: Guidance Counseling, School Psychology, School Social Work, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Library/Information Services, Special Education, Curriculum Supervision, Subject Area Supervision

Calculating Cost

This program includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The rate per credit hour is different for each level.

ODU Tuition Classification Undergraduate Graduate
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316 per credit hour $464 per credit hour
Students living outside of Virginia $345 per credit hour $501 per credit hour
Virginia residents without Virginia domicile $874 per credit hour $1160 per credit hour

Rates are effective Fall 2015 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.