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Office of Teacher Education Services & Advising

The Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising in the Darden College of Education supports teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, and the Darden College of Education. In this role of support, the mission of the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising is to provide, facilitate, promote and uphold the standards of Old Dominion University to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees with a teacher education emphasis in pk-3, pk-6, 6-8, 6-12, and k-12, supervision k-12 license, school counseling license, and speech language license, which are accredited by the National Council Association of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

The Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising (TES) is committed to service students pursuing a teacher education emphasis through their respective college's academic department and foster a process guided by the following:

  • To advise prospective teacher candidates pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a teacher education emphasis and develop appropriate academic plans.
  • To promote teacher education programs and inform teacher candidates of opportunities which may include scholarships, study abroad, credentialing requirements,
  • To ensure prospective teacher candidates meet admissions, continuance, and exit requirements for their respective teacher education degree and initial licensure programs.
  • To facilitate the placement of field experiences for teacher candidates in appropriate k-12 classroom setting to meet observation, practicum, and student teaching internship requirements.