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Earth Science Education (Ocean & Earth Science, B.S.)

The earth science education concentration in the Ocean & Earth Sciences B.S. degree is designed for students interested in teaching earth science in secondary schools. This program meets the requirements for teacher licensure in Virginia as established by the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations.

Earth Science Education (Ocean & Earth Science, B.S.)


Description


What is Earth Science Education at ODU like?

The earth science education concentration in the Ocean & Earth Sciences B.S. degree is designed for students interested in teaching earth science in secondary schools. This program meets the requirements for teacher licensure in Virginia as established by the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations.

Program Highlights


What makes Earth Science Education at ODU unique?

  • The combination of classroom learning and hand-on training (including one semester as a student teacher in a local high school) provides students with the necessary skills to teach earth science at the secondary school level directly after graduating from college

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

$98,560

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

$87,660

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary

$93,200

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

$63,250

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Earth Science Education at ODU?

OEAS 310:
Global Earth Systems


MUST TAKE LECTURE AND LAB

OEAS 320:
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


The origin, transport, and deposition of sediments with emphasis on interpretation of sediment sequences, principles and methods of correlation. Laboratory exercises involve field sampling, textural analyses, and sedimentary structures. Field trip required. Prerequisites: OEAS 110N or OEAS 111N.

OEAS 468W:
Research Methods in Math and Sciences


CLASS MEETS IN IRP1 411

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Earth Science Education at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Earth Science Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Students must first declare the Ocean and Earth Science major, Earth science education concentration with the chief departmental advisor.

  • All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved earth science teacher preparation program.

  • Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

  • Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must satisfy the Virginia Board of Education Required Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program. This requirement can be satisfied by meeting a passing score in one of the selected criteria (right)

  • For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http://www.odu.edu/tes and review the Teacher Education Handbook.

For admission to the Earth Science Education program


PRAXIS:

Passing Praxis I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or Passing Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests beginning January 1, 2014: Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150, or, Praxis I Math test score of 178 by December 31, 2013 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (hereafter referred to as the VCLA) score of 470; or Praxis Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; 


SAT:

SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995 and before March 2016; or SAT score of 1170 with at least 580 evidence-based reading and writing and 560 mathematics taken after March 1, 2016, or SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or SAT Mathematics test score of at least 560 taken after March 1, 2016 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or


ACT:

ACT composite score of 21 with ACT mathematics score of at least 21, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 37, taken prior to April 1, 1995; or ACT composite score of 24 with ACT mathematics score of at least 22, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 46, taken after April 1, 1995, or ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470. Note:  ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid.


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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PROFESSOR & EMINENT SCHOLAR


Name:

David J Burdige


Location:

439 OCEANOGRAPHY&PHYSICS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4930


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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