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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies

Elizabeth Esinhart, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Preparation
Kathleen Fowler, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies
Virginia Tucker, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Professional Writing
Daniel O'Leary, Program Coordinator and Advisor, Work and Professional Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies coordinates the administration and delivery of four degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies-teacher preparation concentration; the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in interdisciplinary studies-individualized programs; and the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies-professional writing and work and professional studies.

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 primary/elementary education 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, 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, primary/elementary emphasis, and the Master of Science in Education. Special education teacher candidates earn full licensure to teach special education, general curriculum, K-12 with the completion of the B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, special education emphasis. Additionally, Special Education teacher candidates 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, 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 emphasis tracks:

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

Each emphasis track is described below, and additional information is posted on the departmental website or available in hardcopy 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.

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
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education2
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning3
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. 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 emphasis area as provided above, be admitted to the approved undergraduate teacher education program, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and complete the Senior Assessment Exam. 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 exit exam, the appropriate Praxis II specialty area exam(s), Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, 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

For Primary/Elementary 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 Emphasis* (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)

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education3
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 and TLED 479 will require 70 practicum hours (35 hours in grades Pk-3 and 35 hours in grades 4-6).

****

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 Emphasis* (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

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)

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 emphasis track 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. 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 (0014 or 5014) 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 Emphasis – (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

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)

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 emphasis track 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.  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 (0014 or 5014) Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test are required in SPED 483 and prior to SPED 486.

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

www.al.odu.edu/ids/iis/
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
IDS Integration Project (Select one of the following): **3
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Individualized Senior Project
IDS Electronic Portfolio Project
*

 Grade of C or better required

**

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

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://al.odu.edu/ids/iis/.

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

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from another Component within the College of Arts and Letters (Arts and Humanities or Social Science) that are not required by the major (6 hours). The program coordinator will specify six credits of upper-division course work outside of the major areas that can be used for this option.

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 221C or 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 Major-Professional Writing Concentration

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.

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.


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

IDS 300WInterdisciplinary Theory and Concepts3
ENGL 325Introduction to Rhetorical Studies3
ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 334WTechnical Writing3
ENGL 307TDigital Writing (meets impact of technology requirement)3
Total Hours15

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 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 221C or 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 Major–Work and Professional Studies Concentration

www.al.odu.edu/ids/wps/
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/al/wps/.

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 Core6
Interdisciplinary Theory and Concepts ****
IDS integration Project *****
Select one from the following:
Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS Individualized Senior Project
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 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 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

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses (6 hours). Any course listed as an elective choice for the major cannot be used to meet this option.

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 221C or 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 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 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. Prerequisites: IDS 300W, permission of the instructor and an approved IDS curriculuum plan.