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Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Elementary Education (PreK-6) Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement

3101 Education Building

Judith Dunkerly-Bean, Graduate Program Director

Many students who already possess an undergraduate degree enter Old Dominion University for the sole purpose of meeting Virginia’s teaching licensure standards. When these students apply for admission into an approved teacher education program, they are considered to be post-baccalaureate endorsement program candidates and must meet the college’s policy for admitting students into an approved teacher education program. Admission to Old Dominion University does not guarantee admission into the post-baccalaureate endorsement teacher preparation programs in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. The Pre-K-6 post-baccalaureate endorsement option is available for those students who wish to pursue licensure and do not meet the master’s degree admission requirements or who do not wish to pursue the master’s degree.

This licensure program in elementary education (Pre-K-6) is designed for individuals with a non-teaching BS or BA degree, or for those with a teaching license in another teaching area,  who want to obtain licensure to teach in grade Pre-K through grade six.