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Elementary Education (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education equips pre-service teachers with research-based knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions to engage in socially just teaching practices. Through development of interdisciplinary practices and assessment literacy, with a focus on critical thinking, our pre-service teachers will be equipped to make significant impacts on learning in tomorrow’s elementary classrooms. The diverse needs of PK-6 students, systemic influences on student performance, and ethical considerations are embedded throughout the curriculum.

Elementary Education (B.S.)


Description


What is Elementary Education at ODU like?

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education equips pre-service teachers with research-based knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions to engage in socially just teaching practices. Through development of interdisciplinary practices and assessment literacy, with a focus on critical thinking, our pre-service teachers will be equipped to make significant impacts on learning in tomorrow’s elementary classrooms. The diverse needs of PK-6 students, systemic influences on student performance, and ethical considerations are embedded throughout the curriculum.

Program Highlights


What makes Elementary Education at ODU unique?

  • Opportunities for multiple, diverse field experiences at the beginning, middle, and end of the program

  • Development of culturally-competent teachers through relevant pedagogical and management strategies

  • Integration of competencies across subjects and disciplines is enhanced

  • Focus is on preparing future-ready teachers

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.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

$57,110

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Virginia Beach Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools, Chesapeake Public Schools 

Courses


What are some courses offered in Elementary Education at ODU?

TLED 478:
Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-6


Following a theory into practice philosophy and building on the instructional strategies for specific disciplines, students explore, develop, and use advanced instructional materials, technologies, and activities to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary instruction across the curriculum in grades PreK-6 in support of national standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning. The field experience component (40 hours) includes participation in prek-3 and 4th-6th grade classrooms in an accredited public or non-public school, per program requirement. Prerequisites: TLED 432, TLED 435, STEM 433, STEM 434, and admission to an approved teacher education program.

TLED 479:
Classroom Management and Practice PreK-3; PreK-6


Course prepares prospective PreK-3 and PreK-6 teachers to provide instruction and management addressing the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of PreK-6 learners founded in empirically based practice. The field based component (70 hours) includes participation in PreK-3 and 4th-6th grade classrooms in an accredited public or non-public school. Students in the Prek-3 program are required to complete 35 hours in the Children's Learning and Research Center. Attendance at seminars and debriefing sessions is required. Prerequisites: admission into an approved teacher education program. Pre- or corequisite: TLED 478.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education at ODU?

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

For admission to an undergraduate teacher education program, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and “C-“ or better in required courses, or an overall GPA of 2.80 and “C” or better in the BSED program.

 

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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SENIOR LECTURER


Name:

Jody Sommerfeldt


Location:

3040 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3944


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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