The professional education preparation programs at Old Dominion University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and the Virginia Department of Education.
Admissions Requirements for Post-baccalaureate Endorsement Programs
- have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate college credits taken prior to the award of the baccalaureate degree
- submit official trasncript in a sealed envelope with your application documents
- passing scores on Praxis I or approved equivalent scores as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education
- Have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.74 for all undergraduate college credits taken prior to the award of the baccalaureate degree
- Passing scores on Praxis I or approved equivalent scores as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education
Application Form and Instructions
NOTE: To gain Regular Admission from provisional admission, the student must complete at least 6 credits of 300/400 academic content knowledge courses from Old Dominion University as designated by the program advisor, and pass with at least a grade of B in each course.
- Go to Non-degree Admissions and submit the Application for Non-degree Entry and Application for In-state Tuition to the Office of Admissions. Read "General Information"
- Activate your MIDAS ID.
Activate your MIDAS ID as soon as you are admitted as a non-degree student. This is necessary in order to access Blackboard and complete the Professional Disposition Survey.
- Professional Disposition Survey
Complete and submit the Professional Disposition Survey. To access the instructions to complete the survey, click here. All students must complete this survey prior to being admitted into a teacher education program.
- Interview and receive recommendation for admission from a department representative, Teacher Education Services Advisor, or distance learning site director.
- Complete and sign Authorization for Release of Disciplinary Records contained in the Old Dominion University student's record. This form is part of the application packet. All applicants are required to submit this form signed, prior to being admitted into a teacher education program at ODU.
- Submit the Post-baccalaureate Endorsement Program Application during your interview, either with the on-campus program advisor or with your Site Director for Distance Learning students.
- Bring with your application the official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope and a copy of your praxis I score report and/or a copy of the approved substitute scores, and any other document you are asked to submit. DO NOT submit the official transcript to the Office of Admission.
Post-baccalaureate Endorsement Programs
The Post-baccalaureate Endorsement program is for individuals who have completed a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to qualify for a Virginia teaching license.
- preK-3 early childhood education (currently available on-campus only to graduates of the BS Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Preparation program)
- preK-6 elementary education
- preK-12 art education
- preK-12 foreign languages - French, Spanish, German
- K-12 health and physical education
- special education
- middle (6-8) education
- secondary (6-12) education
biology, chemistry, English, earth science, history/social studies, physics, mathematics
- English as a second language
- library science
- marketing education
- technology education
- preK-12 administration and supervision
Individuals who have a valid Virginia license and wish to add an endorsement may select any of the following add-on endorsements:
- computer science
- industrial cooperative training