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Department ofSTEM Education & Professional Studies


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The Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies offers five majors under the Bachelor of Science, Occupational and Technical Studies (OTS) degree. The five majors are:

  • Business and industry training
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Industrial technology
  • Marketing education
  • Technology education
  • Monarch Teach

Program sheets are available in Portable Document File (PDF) format.


  • Minor in Fashion Merchandising
  • Minor in Marketing Education
  • Minor in Training and Development

Military Transition

Technology Education Emphasis

The Military Career Transition Program (MCTP) Technology Education emphasis is an off-campus, evening program designed for separating and/or retiring military personnel who wish to pursue teaching as a second career. Program participants earn a Virginia teaching license in technology education and either a Master of Science or Bachelor of Science degree.

Instructional Design & Technology Program

The Instructional Design and Technology program at Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education provides graduate students with a foundation in instructional design, cognitive theory, and research. The program offers both Master of Science (MS Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)degrees to students who attend classes either on our main campus in Norfolk, Virginia or via a unique distance learning option available to students who reside elsewhere. Our faculty engages students in a rigorous course of study tailored to meet individual educational and career interests. Research opportunities and course work ensures that all students receive a solid foundation in Instructional Design

  • Instructional Design Theory
  • Human Performance Technology
  • Gaming and Simulation
  • Distance Education
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

The Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies (STEMPS) offers teacher preparation programs in marketing, mathematics, science, and technology. Additionally, for business, industry, and education professionals we offer programs in fashion merchandising, industrial technology, instructional design & technology, training specialist, as well as a host of certification and graduate program offerings.

Through an innovative program called MonarchTeach, the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies collaborates with the College of Sciences, allowing mathematics, science and technology majors to receive teaching licensure while earning degrees in their content areas. In addition, all STEMPS faculty members actively incorporate the latest technology in their teaching and many offer courses through distance learning and blended course formats.

Our faculty is world renowned for their teaching, research and service. A review of faculty web pages will highlight their impressive publications, presentations, and service activities. It is clear to see that each faculty member is a global leader for their professional activities but you will quickly learn that their most impressive quality is the commitment they make to their students.

Personal and Professional Development Course

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