Elizabeth Esinhart, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Preparation
Virginia Tucker, Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Program Coordinator and Advisor for Professional Writing
Kathleen Fowler, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies
Daniel O'Leary, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Work and Professional Studies
Tamer Nadeem, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Cybersecurity
Lisa Hall, Program Coordinator and Advisor, General Engineering Technology
Jeanie P. Kline, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Leadership

Interdisciplinary Studies coordinates the administration and delivery of seven degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies-teacher preparation program; the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in interdisciplinary studies-individualized programs; and the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies-professional writing, work and professional studies, cybersecurity, general engineering technology, and leadership programs. For IDS students, no more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor. Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.

Bachelor of Science Degree — Interdisciplinary Studies Major — Teacher Preparation Concentration

Elizabeth Esinhart, Director
Michele Mitchell, Assistant Director and Chief Departmental Advisor

This interdisciplinary studies, teacher preparation degree program (IDS-TP) in the College of Arts and Letters draws courses from four colleges within the University to prepare teacher candidates interested in teaching early childhood, primary/elementary or special education to complete content and pedagogical competency requirements for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In cooperation with the Darden College of Education, early childhood and primary/elementary education teacher candidates earn full licensure to teach early childhood or elementary education with the completion of both the B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, early childhood concentration or primary/elementary concentration and the Master of Science in Education in the respective field. Special education teacher candidates earn full licensure to teach special education, general curriculum( K-12) or early childhood special education (birth - 5) and adapted curriculum (K-12) with the completion of the B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Students licensed to teach special education general curriculum will be highly qualified to teach elementary content or secondary English content.

Course work in the baccalaureate degree spans the disciplines of English literature, composition, and linguistics; history; fine and performing arts; mathematics and statistics; natural sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and ocean or earth science; social sciences including economics, geography, and political science; human growth and development; and educational foundations, technology, assessment, theory, and methods. The broad curriculum, along with the admittance, continuance, and graduation requirements described below, prepares teacher candidates to meet state licensure standards for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including passing scores on the PRAXIS II specialty area exams, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and to meet graduate admission requirements to the Darden College of Education.

Teacher candidates can choose from the following undergraduate concentrations:

  • Primary/Elementary Education (no licensure with B.S. degree, licensure at graduate level through Darden College of Education)
  • Early Childhood Education (no licensure with B.S. degree, licensure at graduate level through the Darden College of Education)
  • Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified to Teach Elementary Education (licensure with B.S. degree)
  • Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified to Teach Secondary English and Elementary Education (licensure with B.S. degree)
  • Special Education Early Childhood, birth to 5, and Adapted Curriculum, K-12 (licensure with B.S. degree)

Each concentration is described below, and additional information is posted on the departmental website or available in hard copy from the department.

Admission

To be admitted to and advised in the IDS-TP program, teacher candidates must have a grade of C or above in ENGL 110C and 26 completed credit hours.

Declaration of Major

To declare the major, teacher candidates must have a 2.80 cumulative grade point average and grades of C or above in any course required in the program, and pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education assessment for admission to an approved teacher education program as described herein. Teacher candidates who have been admitted to the IDS-TP program but who are ineligible to declare the major will be advised as prospective majors within the program.

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

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 below:

  1. Passing PRAXIS I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or
  2. Passing PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Test beginning January 1, 2014:  Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150; or
  3. Approved substitute test score for PRAXIS I or PRAXIS Core:
    1. SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    2. SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995; or
    3. 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. ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid; or
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    7. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    8. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    9. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    10. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470.

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

Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

All teacher candidates must be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program as a requirement of continuance and graduation. Admittance to the undergraduate teacher education program requires that the teacher candidate:

  1. Be a declared IDS-TP major
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.80
  3. Have a major GPA of 2.80 (major content plus professional education courses)
  4. Have a 2.80 GPA in major content courses
  5. Have a 2.80 GPA in professional education courses
  6. Have no grade below a C in any course required in the program
  7. Pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above
  8. Submit an application for admittance that is approved by the program and by the Office of Teacher Education Services in the Darden College of Education

Additionally, teacher candidates must be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program by the end of their 60thcredit hour. Transfer students with 60 or more credits must be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program by the end of their second semester enrolled at the University.

Continuance

Teacher candidates must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.80, 2.80 major GPA, 2.80 major content GPA and 2.80 professional education GPA
  2. Earn a grade no less than C in all general education courses required in the program, major content courses, and professional education courses
  3. Pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above
  4. Be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program.
  5. Successfully complete a background clearance check.

Background Clearance Requirement:  Old Dominion University requires a background clearance check of candidates interested in professional education programs.  Professional education programs have several field experiences which are required for continuance and graduation from the program.  The background clearance must be successfully completed prior to  a field experience placement.  The process to complete the ODU clearance background check is located at:  http://www.odu.edu/success/academic/teacher-education/placement/background-checks.  The ODU clearance process includes the FBI fingerprint SP-24 form, the child protective service/social service  check, and the sexual offender registry check. Candidates interested in professional education programs are advised to complete this clearance process immediately upon entry since the clearance process takes a minimum of eight weeks to complete.   Please contact Teacher Education Services at 757-683-3348 with any questions.

All teacher candidates who fail to meet program requirements must meet with an advisor and complete a Continuance Notice. Teacher candidates who fail to meet program requirements for two consecutive semesters will be encouraged to consider other academic and professional goals. In addition, teacher candidates must pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment describe above, be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program, and meet all other prerequisites listed in the Catalog course description to be eligible to take the following courses:

TLED 478Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-63
TLED 479Classroom Management and Practice PreK-3; PreK-63
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education1
TLED 492Integrating Instruction: Mathematics and Science Across the Early Childhood Curriculum3
TLED 493Integrating Children's Literature, Language Arts and Social Studies across the Early Child3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education2
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning3
SPED 428Instructional Strategies for Students Accessing the Adapted Curriculum3
SPED 441Teaching Students with Severe Physical and Sensorimotor Disabilities3
SPED 460Teaching Preschoolers With Diverse Needs3
SPED 461Developmental/Ecological Assessment Strategies3
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement12

Additionally, passing scores on the Special Education exit exam, the Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and Praxis II specialty area exam(s) are required in SPED 483 and are a prerequisite to enrollment in SPED 486. Passing scores on the PRAXIS II specialty area exam(s), Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment are required in TLED 483.  All teacher candidates must consult with an academic advisor every semester to review their academic progress.

Graduation

To graduate, teacher candidates must:

  1. Complete all program requirements
  2. Earn a grade of no less than C in every general education course required in the program, major content course, and professional education course
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and 2.80 major GPA.

In addition, teacher candidates must have the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above and passing scores on any other Assessment test required by their concentration area as provided above, be admitted to the approved undergraduate teacher education program, complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and complete the Senior Assessment Survey.  Teacher candidates will also be requested to complete the Departmental Senior Exit Survey.

The following requirements also apply:

Special Education

Special Education teacher candidates earn licensure with the B.S. degree and must obtain passing scores on the Special Education departmental exam, the appropriate PRAXIS II specialty area exam(s), Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment (not required for Special Education Early Childhood and Adapted Curriculum), and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment prior to completion of SPED 483 and prior to enrollment in SPED 486. Test results will be submitted to the director of the Office of Teacher Education Services. Special Education teacher candidates must also submit a professional portfolio according to Darden College of Education and program requirements prior to completion of the B.S. degree and as a condition of continuance and graduation.

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council (SAC) concerning the teacher preparation with licensure in special education, general curriculum K-12, and highly qualified designation in elementary education:  Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program.  This program is approved in Virginia and is authorized for field placements in Washington by the Professional Educators Standards Board.  Even though students may be residing in Washington while in this program, the application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application.  Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information.  Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Primary/Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

For Primary/Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education teacher candidates, admission to the graduate programs in elementary education and early childhood education requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and completion of the graduate application, which includes the GRE or MAT. Teacher candidates with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and passing scores on all three sections of PRAXIS I (178 math, 178 reading, and 176 writing) prior to December 31, 2013 or passing scores on PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Tests (150 Math, 156 Reading, 162 Writing) beginning January 1, 2014 or a combination of passed PRAXIS I scores (Math 178, Reading 178, Writing 176) by December 31, 2013 and passed PRAXIS Core scores (Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162) beginning January 1, 2014 or Virginia Board of Education qualifying SAT or ACT scores only will be eligible for Fast-Track admission to the graduate programs in teacher education. Fast-track admission requires a student to comply with all graduate admission criteria except the submission of GRE or MAT scores. Teacher candidates earn licensure to teach in elementary education or early childhood education upon completion of the master's degree in the Darden College of Education. Prior to starting the teacher candidate internship (student teaching), all teacher candidates must obtain passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II specialty area exam, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment. Test results will be submitted to the director of the Office of Teacher Education Services. Prior to the start of the teacher candidate internship, all teacher candidates should review their Leo Online student test score page to ensure that passing scores are posted for the appropriate PRAXIS I, PRAXIS Core, or approved substitute assessment, PRAXIS II specialty area exam, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment.

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council (SAC) concerning the primary/elementary education emphasis:  This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification.  Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Please see the College of Education sections of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs or the Darden College of Education website for more information.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the teacher preparation programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their academic advisors and from the Darden College of Education website at www.education.odu.edu,

Program curriculum requirements are listed below.

Primary/Elementary Concentration* (also offered through Distance Learning)

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Understanding World Literature
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **+3
or
Music in History and Culture **+
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions: Beliefs and Values
(PHIL 230E or 250E recommended)
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
or
Precalculus I **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
or ENGL 370 English Linguistics
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
Select one of the following: 3
Interpreting the World Past Since 1500
Interpreting the Asian Past
Interpreting the European Past
Interpreting the Latin America Past
Interpreting the African Past
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Native American History
Colonial and Revolutionary America
The Early Republic, 1787-1850
History of the Old South
The Civil War and Reconstruction
The United States, 1945-1991
African-American History to 1865
African-American History Since 1865
Women in U.S. History
(Or approved upper-level U.S. history topics course)
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
POLS 331State and Local Government3
or POLS 311 Virginia Politics and Government
Select one of the following: 3
World Regional Geography
Maps and Geographic Information
Geography of the United States and Canada
Cities of the World
Europe
Latin America
The Middle East
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Earth Science
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Geology
Field Experiences in Oceanography for Teachers
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: + 3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper level Human Creativity course
Total Hours49-50

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education (PRAXIS Core, 30 hour observation, and background clearance required)3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
TLED 432Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Language Arts3
STEM 433Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Mathematics3
STEM 434Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Science3
TLED 435Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Social Studies3
TLED 478Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-6 ***3
TLED 479Classroom Management and Practice PreK-3; PreK-6 ***3
Total Hours33
Total Degree Credits****120-127
*

This undergraduate emphasis track prepares students to matriculate into the graduate program in early childhood education (not offered through Distance Learning) or the graduate program in elementary education (offered through Distance Learning in the Darden College of Education); teacher candidates should consult the directors of these graduate programs for additional information. There is no licensure with the B.S. degree. Student teaching and licensure are at the graduate level through the Darden College of Education.

**

Departmental requirements for all teacher candidates, not met by the associate degree.

***

Admission to the undergraduate teacher education program is required prior to registration for TLED 478 and TLED 479; TLED 478 will require 40 practicum hours in grades 4 - 6 and TLED 479 will require 70 practicum hours in K-6.  An approved  background clearance check is required prior to practicum placement.

****

NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, WHICH MUST INCLUDE BOTH A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDIT HOURS OVERALL AND 12 CREDIT HOURS OF UPPER-LEVEL COURSES IN THE MAJOR PROGRAM FROM OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY.

+

If credit is received for ARTH 121A, teacher candidates must take MUSC 308 or MUSC 460 or an approved upper-level Music fine and performing arts course; if credit is received for MUSC 264A, teacher candidates must take ARTS 305 or an approved upper-level Art fine and performing arts course.

++

Grade of C or better is required in MATH 102M or MATH 103M or MATH 162M to enroll in MATH 302 and MATH 335

+++

LiveText is required for all Teacher Candidates in TLED 430.

Licensure in Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified in Elementary Education Concentration* (also offered through Distance Learning)

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Understanding World Literature
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement) 0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **+3
or
Music in History and Culture **+
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions: Beliefs and Values
(PHIL 230E or 250E recommended)
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
or
Precalculus I **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
or ENGL 370 English Linguistics
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
Select one of the following: 3
Interpreting the World Past Since 1500
Interpreting the Asian Past
Interpreting the European Past
Interpreting the Latin America Past
Interpreting the African Past
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Earth Science
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Geology
Field Experiences in Oceanography for Teachers
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: +3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper level fine and performing arts course
Total Hours40-41

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 417Collaboration and Transitions3
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning ***3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education ***2
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***++++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement ***++++12
Total Hours42
Total Degree Credits****120-127
*

This undergraduate concentration leads to licensure to teach with the B.S. degree. Teacher candidates should consult with the director of special education programs in the Darden College of Education for additional information.

**

Departmental requirements for all teacher candidates, not met by the associate degree.

***

Admission to undergraduate teacher education program required prior to registration for SPED 415, SPED 403, SPED 483, and SPED 486. SPED 415 and SPED 403 will each require 45 practicum hours. A background clearance check is required prior to practicum placement. Teacher candidates should request an elementary school placement in SPED 415 and a middle/high school placement in SPED 403.  In SPED 486 teacher candidates will student teach 7 weeks at the elementary level and 7 weeks at the secondary level.

****

NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, WHICH MUST INCLUDE BOTH A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDIT HOURS OVERALL AND 12 CREDIT HOURS IN UPPER-LEVEL COURSES IN THE MAJOR PROGRAM FROM OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY.

+

If credit is received for ARTH 121A, teacher candidates must take MUSC 308 or MUSC 460 or an approved upper-level Music fine and performing arts course; if credit is received for MUSC 264A, teacher candidates must take ARTS 305 or an approved upper-level Art fine and performing arts course.

++

Grade of C or better is required in MATH 102M or MATH 103M or  MATH 162M to enroll in MATH 302 and MATH 335

+++

LiveText is required for all Teacher Candidates in TLED 430.

++++

Passing scores on the Special Education exit exam, the Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test are required in SPED 483 and prior to SPED 486.

Licensure in Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified in Secondary English and Elementary Education Concentration – (not offered through Distance Learning)*

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: **3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Understanding World Literature
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **3
or
Music in History and Culture **
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology ++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions: Beliefs and Values
(PHIL 230E or 250E recommended)
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **+3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **+
or
Precalculus I **+
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
ENGL 301Introduction to British Literature I3
or ENGL 302 Introduction to British Literature II
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
ENGL 345American Literature to 18603
or ENGL 346 American Literature Since 1860
ENGL 406The Teaching of Literature3
ENGL 455The Teaching of Composition, Grades 6-123
Select one of the following:3
Interpreting the World Past Since 1500
Interpreting the Asian Past
Interpreting the European Past
Interpreting the Latin America Past
Interpreting the African Past
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following:3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Earth Science
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Geology
Field Experiences in Oceanography for Teachers
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
Total Hours51-52

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology ++3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 417Collaboration and Transitions3
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning ***3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education ***2
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***+++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement ***+++12
Total Hours42
Total Degree Credits****131-138
*

This undergraduate concentration leads to licensure to teach with the B.S. degree. Teacher candidates should consult with the director of special education programs in the Darden College of Education for additional information.

**

Departmental requirements for all teacher candidates, not met by the associate degree.

***

Admission to undergraduate teacher education program required prior to registration for SPED 415, SPED 403, SPED 483, and SPED 486. SPED 415 and SPED 403 will each require 45 practicum hours.  A background clearance check is required prior to practicum placement. Teacher candidates should request an elementary school placement in SPED 415 and a middle/high school placement in SPED 403.  In SPED 486 teacher candidates will student teach 7 weeks at the elementary level and 7 weeks at the secondary level.

****

NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, WHICH MUST INCLUDE BOTH A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDIT HOURS OVERALL AND 12 CREDIT HOURS IN UPPER-LEVEL COURSES IN THE MAJOR PROGRAM FROM OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY.

+

Grade of C or better is required in MATH 102M or MATH 103M or MATH 162M to enroll in MATH 302 and MATH 335

++

LiveText is required for all Teacher Candidates in TLED 430.

+++

Passing scores on the Special Education exit exam, the Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test are required in SPED 483 and prior to SPED 486.  CPR/First Aid certification is required prior to SPED 486.

Licensure in Special Education Early Childhood (Birth to 5) and Adapted Curriculum (K-12) Concentration (also offered through Distance Learning)*

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature **
American Writers, American Experiences **
Understanding World Literature **
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement) 0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research3
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
THEA 241AThe Theatre Experience **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
Assistive Technology for Diverse Students
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **+3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **+
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Environment and Man
and Environment and Man Laboratory
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics (recommended)
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
Select one of the following: 3
Interpreting the World Past Since 1500
or
Perspectives in Teaching World History to 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics (recommended)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Earth Science
Environmental Geology
Field Experiences in Oceanography for Teachers
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: 3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper level fine and performing arts course
Total Hours34-35

 Professional Education (meets upper division general education requirements)

TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics (PRAXIS Core required)3
SPED 404Characteristics and Medical Aspects of Disabling Conditions3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 428Instructional Strategies for Students Accessing the Adapted Curriculum (45 hour practicum grades 7 - 12 required) ***3
SPED 440Assistive Technology for Diverse Students ++3
SPED 441Teaching Students with Severe Physical and Sensorimotor Disabilities3
SPED 460Teaching Preschoolers With Diverse Needs (45 hour practicum birth - 5 required) ***3
SPED 461Developmental/Ecological Assessment Strategies (45 hour practicum birth - 5 required) ***3
SPED 467Collaboration, Transitions and Infant-Family Intervention3
SPED 469Communication/Language Development/Intervention for Students with Significant Disabilities3
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***+++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement (7.5 weeks birth - 5 and 7.5 weeks secondary adapted curriculum) ***+++12
Total Hours49
Total Degree Credits****121-128
*

This undergraduate concentration leads to licensure to teach with the B.S. degree. Teacher candidates should consult with the director of special education programs in the Darden College of Education for additional information.

**

Departmental requirements for all teacher candidates, not met by the associate degree.

***

Admission to undergraduate teacher education program required prior to registration for SPED 428, SPED 441, SPED 460  SPED 461, SPED 483, and SPED 486. Students should request a 45 hour practicum with age birth - 5 in both SPED 460 and SPED 461.  Students should request a 45 hour practicum with grades 7 - 12 in SPED 428.  Students should request a 45 hour practicum with grades K - 8 in SPED 441.  A background clearance check is required prior to practicum placement.

****

NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, WHICH MUST INCLUDE BOTH A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDIT HOURS OVERALL AND 12 CREDIT HOURS IN UPPER-LEVEL COURSES IN THE MAJOR PROGRAM FROM OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY.

+

Grade of C or better is required in MATH 102M or MATH 103M to enroll in MATH 335

++

LiveText is required for all Teacher Candidates in SPED 440.

+++

Passing scores on the Special Education exit exam, Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test are required in SPED 483 and prior to SPED 486.  CPR/First Aid certification is required prior to SPED 486.

Early Childhood Concentration*/M.S.Ed. Fifth Year Program

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature **
American Writers, American Experiences **
Understanding World Literature **
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
THEA 241AThe Theatre Experience **3
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Environment and Man
and Environment and Man Laboratory
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics (recommended)
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
HIST 302Perspectives in Teaching World History to 15003
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
POLS 331State and Local Government3
or POLS 311 Virginia Politics and Government
GEOG 300Maps and Geographic Information3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Earth Science
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Geology
Field Experiences in Oceanography for Teachers
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
MUSC 308Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher3
ARTS 305Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management3
Total Hours49-50

 Professional Education (meets upper division general education requirements)

TLED 474Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education (PRAXIS Core, 40 hour observation including 10 with infants and toddlers and approved background clearance check required)3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 490The Child and the Family: PreK-33
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education ***1
TLED 492Integrating Instruction: Mathematics and Science Across the Early Childhood Curriculum ***3
TLED 493Integrating Children's Literature, Language Arts and Social Studies across the Early Child ***3
Total Hours34
Total Degree Credits****121-128
*

This undergraduate concentration prepares students to matriculate into the graduate program in early childhood education in the Darden College of Education); teacher candidates should consult the director of this graduate program for additional information. There is no licensure with the B.S. degree. Student teaching and licensure are at the graduate level through the Darden College of Education.

**

Departmental requirements for all teacher candidates, not met by the associate degree.

***

Admission to the undergraduate teacher education program is required prior to registration for TLED 483, TLED 492, and TLED 493TLED 483 will require passing scores on PRAXIS II elementary content knowledge, the VCLA, and the RVE assessments.  TLED 492 and TLED 493 each will require a 40 hour practicum and background clearance check.

****

NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 120 CREDIT HOURS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, WHICH MUST INCLUDE BOTH A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDIT HOURS OVERALL AND 12 CREDIT HOURS OF UPPER-LEVEL COURSES IN THE MAJOR PROGRAM FROM OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY.

++

Grade of C or better is required in MATH 102M or MATH 103M  to enroll in MATH 302 and MATH 335

+++

LiveText is required for all Teacher Candidates in TLED 430.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science—Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Major, Individualized Integrative Studies (IIS)

http://www.odu.edu/ids/individualized
Kathleen Fowler, Program Coordinator and Advisor
kfowler@odu.edu

Individualized interdisciplinary studies at Old Dominion University is a degree program that seeks to serve the needs of students whose goals cannot be met within existing departmental curricula. Through interdisciplinary studies, students are able to combine courses from three or more disciplines into an individualized degree. The program makes possible the pursuit of a wide variety of interests in areas such as medieval and renaissance studies, advertising, legal studies, ecological studies, public relations, management of technical services, photo journalism, and health care administration.

Students who decide to design their own degrees must have departmental approval and faculty sponsorship. The degree awarded is a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a major in interdisciplinary studies in the student's area of interest.

Requirements

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture **0-12
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology3
Human Behavior3
Total Hours41-53
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major.

**

Proficiency through 202 required for BA; not met by completion of an associate degree

Individualized Program Core Requirements

IDS 300WInterdisciplinary Theory and Concepts *3
ENGL/IDS 307TDigital Writing3
(Select one of the following): **3
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
IDS Individualized Senior Project
Total Hours9
*

 Grade of C or better required

**

Senior standing and completion of IDS 300W are required for enrollment in IDS 368, IDS 493, or IDS 497.

Concentration

All individualized program students must design a concentration that includes a minimum of 42 credit hours. This includes courses from three or more disciplines that the student integrates into a single program, subject to departmental approval. At least 30 hours must be upper level. No more than two-thirds of the major area may be in one discipline.  Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

All IDS individualized program students must prepare and submit a proposal to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee for approval. The purpose of the proposal is to outline the courses and other learning experiences that will lead to the fulfillment of the proposed course of study. Students must have at least 30 hours of course work left in their overall degree program (this can include current and proposed courses) when the proposal is submitted to the IDS Committee. Students must complete at least 15 hours of course work in their major after acceptance into the program. Any exceptions must be approved by the IDS Committee. Students must also identify two faculty sponsors who will provide guidance as they develop their proposals and progress through the program. Acceptance decisions are made by the director of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee, and faculty sponsors. For more information see http://www.odu.edu/ids/individualized.

Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all courses taken within the concentration area.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

Met in the major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Linked B.A./B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized Integrative Studies and M.A. in Humanities

The linked B.A./B.S. program in interdisciplinary studies-individualized integrative studies (IIS) and the M.A. in humanities makes it possible for exceptional students whose IIS major is humanities oriented to count up to 12 hours of graduate courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree.  Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the graduate degree). Please refer to the Humanities section of this Catalog for additional information on the linked program.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Professional Writing Major

Virginia M. Tucker, Program Coordinator and Advisor

The professional writing program produces graduates capable of moving into professional and technical writing fields. Students in the program complete a core of courses in technical writing as well as in business, communication, and human resources. The program is ideal for returning students already working who are interested in expanding their management skills and/or increasing their eligibility for promotion.

Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

Course requirements are as follows.

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture **0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics ***0-3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology ****
Human Behavior3
Total Hours35-44
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major.

**

See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this catalog for requirement.

***

Can be met by PHIL 303E

****

Met by ENGL 307T.

Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses required of all students (required grade of C or better in IDS 300W and C- or better in the remaining courses)

ENGL/IDS 307TDigital Writing (meets impact of technology requirement)3
IDS 300WInterdisciplinary Theory and Concepts3
IDS 493IDS Electronic Portfolio Project3
Total Hours9

Professional Writing Core Courses required of all students (required grade of C- or better)

ENGL 325Introduction to Rhetorical Studies3
ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 334WTechnical Writing3
Total Hours9

Organizational Foundations (required grade of C- or better; meets upper-division general education)

Select four from the following:12
Computers in Society
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Human Resources Management
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Principles and Problems
Consumer Behavior
Multi-National Marketing
Business Ethics
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Personnel Psychology
Human Factors
Organizational Psychology
Total Hours12

Additional Hours in Professional Writing (required grade of C- or better)

Select four from the following: 12
Editing and Document Design
Aspects of the English Language
Writing Internship
English Linguistics
Reporting and News Writing I
Public Relations
Topics in English
Writing in the Disciplines
Management Writing
Advanced Writing Internship
Language, Gender and Power
Advanced Public Relations
Feature Story Writing
Editorial and Persuasive Writing
Media Law and Ethics
Topics in English
Total Hours12

Additional Hours in Communication (required grade of C- or better)

Select two of the following:6
Communication Research Methods I
Introduction to Public Relations
Advanced Public Speaking
Professional Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Communication Between the Sexes
Persuasion
Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
Organizational Communication
Internship
Topics in Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research
Communication and Conflict Management
Electronic Media Law and Policy
Transnational Media Systems
Organizations and Social Influence
Principles of Media Marketing and Promotion
Topics in Communication
Total Hours6

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

Met in the major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major with no grade less than C- in major courses, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Work and Professional Studies Major

http://www.odu.edu/ids/work-studies
Daniel O'Leary, Program Coordinator and Advisor
doleary@odu.edu

The work and professional studies interdisciplinary program is offered through the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University and the higher education centers (Virginia Beach, Tri-Cities, and the Peninsula) using the Virtual Classroom technology. The program offers a 36-hour curriculum focused on the subject of work and labor and provides opportunities for students to integrate interdisciplinary theory and research findings with the application of problem-solving skills in the work environment. Courses are drawn from the disciplines of philosophy, English, sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and occupational and technical studies to examine the meaning and experience of work. Old Dominion University students admitted to the program have a variety of credit options including portfolio review, CLEP, DANTES and departmental exams. For more information about the work and professional studies interdisciplinary program, contact Daniel O'Leary at doleary@odu.edu. Additional information, including application information, can be found at http://www.odu.edu/ids/work-studies.

Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics **0-3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology ***0-3
Human Behavior3
Interdisciplinary Studies Core9
Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts ****
Select two from the following:
Digital Writing
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
Understanding Work and Labor +9
Select three from the following:
Labor Market Economics
The United States, 1945-1991
Topics in Integrative Studies (as approved)
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Employee Relations Problems and Practices
Labor Management Relations
Organizational Behavior
Business Ethics
Marx and the Marxists
Computer Ethics
Studies in Applied Ethics
Topics in Philosophy
Topics in Political Science (Internet Policy)
Topics in Sociology (Perspectives on Organizational Behavior)
Sociology of Work and Occupations
Topics in Sociology (Sociology of Work, Family and Children)
Technology and Society
Women and Technology Worldwide
Applications9
Select three of the following:
Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
Organizational Communication
Communication and Conflict Management
Technical Writing
Reporting and News Writing I
Public Relations
Management Writing
Writing in Digital Spaces
Employee Benefit Planning
Topics in Integrative Studies (as approved)
Human Resources Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Personnel Psychology
Human Factors
Organizational Psychology
Instructional Systems Development
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies
Topics in Occupational Education (Career Management Assessment and Planning)
Communication Technology
Additional hours elected from either Understanding Work and Labor or Applications12
Total Hours74-86
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C and before declaring major.

**

Can be met by PHIL 303E, PHIL 355E or PHIL 442E.

***

Can be met by STEM 370T or  WMST 390T.

****

 Grade of C or better required

*****

Senior standing and completion of IDS 300W are required for enrollment in IDS 368, IDS 493, or IDS 497.

+

Other courses related to the work and professional studies interdisciplinary program may be substituted with the approval of the program coordinator.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

Met in the major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Cybersecurity Major

Tamer Nadeem, Program Coordinator and Advisor
tnadeem@odu.edu

This IDS Bachelor of Science degree with a major in cybersecurity is offered through the College of Arts & Letters at Old Dominion University. The program offers a four-year, 120-hour curriculum focused on the subject of cybersecurity and provides opportunities for students to integrate education and training with the application of problem-solving skills in the lab environment. Courses are drawn from the disciplines of philosophy, computer science, computer engineering, information technology, and criminal justice to examine the multi-faceted nature of cybersecurity. Students admitted to the program have a variety of credit options including portfolio review, CLEP, DANTES, and departmental exams. For more information about the cybersecurity interdisciplinary program, contact the Program Director: Tamer Nadeem, Department of Computer Science (tnadeem@odu.edu).

Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics (MATH 211 and MATH 212 required)6
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics (can be met by PHIL 355E)0-3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology (can be met by ENGL 307T or IDS 307T)0-3
Human Behavior (CRJS 215S or SOC 201S required)3
Prerequisite Courses34-36
Students must complete prerequisite requirements.
Business Applications with C++
Problem Solving and Programming I
Introduction to Unix for Programmers
Problem Solving and Programming II
GUI Programming with C++
Introduction to Computer Architecture I
Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Discrete Structures
Introduction to Computer Architecture II
Digital System Design
Principles of Technology Architecture
An Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Probability, Statistics, and Reliability
Probability, Decision Analysis and Business Statistics
Systems Analysis
Introduction to Networks and Data Communications
Introduction to Networks and Communications
Database Concepts
Microcontrollers
Interdisciplinary Studies Core9
Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts (grade of C or higher required) **
Select two of the following:
Digital Writing
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
Law and Ethics
Select one of the following:3
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Computer Ethics
Cybersecurity Foundations +12
Select four from the following:
Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Foundations of Cyber Security
Networked Systems Security
Networked System Security
Cryptography for Cybersecurity
Information Assurance
Management of Information Security
Cyber Defense Fundamentals
Cyber Defense Fundamentals
Cyber Physical System Security
Cyber Physical Systems Security
Cybersecurity Applications +12
Select four from the following:
Operating Systems
Topics in Computer Science (Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing)
Introduction to Wireless Communication Networks
Network Engineering and Design
Business Intelligence
Business Telecommunications and Networks
Implementing Internet Applications
Secure and Trusted Operating Systems
Secure and Trusted Operating Systems
Total Hours108-122
*

Grade of C or better required in both written communication courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major.  ENGL 231C is recommended as the second written communication course.

**

Senior standing and completion of IDS 300W are required for enrollment in IDS 368, IDS 493 or IDS 497.

+

Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the program coordinator.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

Met in the major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Science Degree - Interdisciplinary Studies - General Engineering Technology Major

Lisa Hall, Program Coordinator and Advisor

The IDS Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general engineering technology (GET) is designed for students with military training and education in mechanical or electrical engineering technology.  Students obtain a concentration in electromechanical systems and a minor in engineering management.  The degree program is included in the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), U.S. Air Force Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (ABC), Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), and Navy College Program for Afloat Education (NCPACE).

To be eligible for the program, students must have earned 21 military credits related to electrical or mechanical engineering technology.  These credits are required to declare the major and satisfy the technical base requirement.

General Education and Major Requirements

The following table details the required general education courses and major requirements.  All of the upper-division (300/400 level) courses in the major are available by distance learning in multiple formats, making the program accessible from any location.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

Technical Base *21
Lower Division General Education38-44
Written Communication **
Oral Communication
Mathematics (MATH 211 required)
Language and Culture
Information Literacy and Research
Human Creativity
Interpreting the Past
Literature
Philosophy and Ethics
The Nature of Science (PHYS 111N-PHYS 112N required)
Impact of Technology ***
Human Behavior
Interdisciplinary Studies Core9
Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts (grade of C or higher required) ****
Select two of the following:
Digital Writing
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
Civil Engineering Technology6
Statics
Strength of Materials
Electrical Engineering Technology12
Fundamentals of Electrical Technology
Electrical Power and Machinery
Communication Principles
Energy and the Environment
Programmable Machine Controls
Mechanical Engineering Technology9
Thermodynamics
Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Upper-division general education (minimum)6
Free Electives 12-18
Total Hours120-126
*

 Required to declare the major.

**

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C and before declaring major.

***

 Met with IDS 307T.

****

Can be met by ENGL 307T/IDS 307T, IT 360T or STEM 370T.

Electives

Elective courses may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

The ENMA minor is recommended, but not required. Students may choose another minor or Option D (Two Upper-Division courses outside the College and not required by the major) to meet the requirement.  Upper-Division General Education is automatically satisfied for students obtaining a second bachelor's degree. 

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Leadership Major

Jeanie Kline, Program Coordinator and Advisor (jkline@odu.edu)

The interdisciplinary studies degree programs at Old Dominion University are for students who are interested in two or more fields of study that do not fit easily into a traditional college department.  The major in Leadership is a flexible, interdisciplinary academic degree that focuses on characteristics and skills necessary to lead in organizational and social contexts, and will emphasize ethical leadership, legal issues, and written and oral communication skills.  A goal of this new program is to facilitate adult students to complete their degree and as such, there is inherent flexibility in transferring existing credit.  A hybrid of on-line and traditional on-campus classes results in a very flexible curriculum.  Seventy five percent of courses in this major are offered on-line. 

Graduates of this undergraduate degree will possess the core liberal arts skills and knowledge such as reasoning, communications and analysis that are crucial to the challenges employers, organizations and governments face.  The academic and critical thinking skills taught through the Leadership curriculum are valuable on the job as well as navigating modern changes and challenges. 

This Leadership major is offered through the College of Arts & Letters and coordinated with the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development. The program provides opportunities for students to integrate education and training with the application of problem-solving skills through a senior interdisciplinary project. Courses are drawn from the disciplines of communication, criminal justice, engineering management, environmental health, finance, human services, management, public administration, and philosophy to examine the multi-faceted nature of leadership. Students admitted to the program have a variety of credit options including portfolio review, CLEP, DANTES, and departmental exams.

Topics courses, such as ENGL 395/495, COMM 385/396, etc., must be approved by the student's advisor to ensure that the topic is appropriate for the major.  No more than two classes, or six credits, may be counted for both the major and a minor.

Lower Division General Education
Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics **0-3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology ***0-3
Human Behavior3
Interdisciplinary Studies Core9
Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts (grade of C or higher required) ****
Select two of the following:
Digital Writing
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
Ethical Leadership 6
Select two of the following:
White-Collar Crime
Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications ****
Ethics and Social Issues in Administration
Ethics, Governance and Accountability in Public Service ****
Business Ethics ****
Communication Skills and Leadership6
Select two of the following:
Professional Communication
Leadership and Events Management
Foundations of Group Communication ****
Interpersonal Communication in Organizations ****
Technical Writing ****
Management Writing
Interpersonal Relations ****
Negotiations and Change Management
Legal Issues6
Select two of the following:
Women, Sex Discrimination and the Law ****
Occupational Safety and Health Program Management ****
Legal Environment of Business ****
Management of Information Security
Employment Law ****
Electives9
Select three classes from two different diciplines
Professional Workforce Development I ****
Managerial Economics ****
Introduction to Engineering Management ****
Project Management ****
Leading Engineering Organizations
Environmental Health Administration and Law
Leadership and Management for Health Professionals
Global Business
Principles of Information Technology
Contemporary Organizations and Management ****
Human Resources Management ****
Employee Relations Problems and Practices ****
Entrepreneurship: New Ventures Creation
Organizational Behavior
Leadership and Cultural Competence ****
Personnel Management in Recreation
Industrial/Organizational Psychology ****
Personnel Psychology ****
Organizational Psychology
Technology and Society ****
Total Hours71-83
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C and before declaring major.

**

Can be met by PHIL 303E.

***

Can be met by ENGL 307T/IDS 307T, IT 360T or STEM 370T.

****

 Offered on-line.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

Met in the major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Courses

IDS 300W. Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts. 3 Credits.

An examination of the history, concepts and application of interdisciplinary study. This course includes an analysis of similarities and differences in academic disciplines and the application of interdisciplinary approaches to a specific topic of study. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

IDS 307T. Digital Writing. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to issues of writing in various digital environments like web pages, email, blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. It also introduces fundamentals of hypertext authoring, digital and visual rhetoric, and image manipulation. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

IDS 368. Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies. 1-6 Credits.

An opportunity to integrate service and applied learning experience with interdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of individualized interdisciplinary studies program coordinator.

IDS 397. Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

IDS 398. Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

IDS 400/500. Study Abroad. 0 Credits.

IDS 410. Leadership Ethics. 3 Credits.

This course examines how ethical principles can be used to guide effective leadership practices. Students will gain an understanding of how ethical principles in the workplace have developed over time. They will also explore the connections between individual ethics and workplace behaviors, in addition to leadership strategies that promote ethical behavior by workers. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

IDS 412. Leadership and Law. 3 Credits.

This course addresses leadership in public, private, and non-profit organizations relative to laws that impact such organizations. Students will examine their role as leaders within legal systems that influence business operations such as employment law, intellectual property, antitrust, white collar crime, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

IDS 466. Mitigation and Adaptation Studies. 3 Credits.

Students will be introduced to the science underpinning mitigation of human-induced changes in the Earth system, including but not limited to climate change and sea level rise, and adaptation to the impacts of these changes. The course will cover the environmental hazards and the opportunities and limitations for conservation, mitigation and adaptation. Cross listed with BIOL 466 and OEAS 466. Prerequisite: BIOL 291 or permission of instructor.

IDS 493. IDS Electronic Portfolio Project. 3 Credits.

The preparation of an electronic portfolio integrating the student's academic study, work experiences, skill identification and work products. Alternative formats are used for varying uses of the portfolio. Prerequisites: IDS 300W and senior standing.

IDS 495. Topics in Integrative Studies. 3 Credits.

Focused study of selected topics linking perspectives, research and applications from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis is on disciplinary synthesis. Prerequisite: IDS 300W.

IDS 497. IDS Individualized Senior Project. 3 Credits.

This course is a vehicle for the execution of the senior project requirement of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. The project will be negotiated between the student, faculty sponsors, and the program. Open only to individualized integrative studies majors. Prerequisites: IDS 300W, permission of the instructor and an approved individualized integrative studies curriculum plan.