About this Program

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

Program Highlights

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

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

  • Integration of competencies across subjects and disciplines is enhanced

  • Focus is on preparing future-ready teachers

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Delivery Modes


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Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830 Median Salary

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

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

$57,110 Median Salary

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

Alumni Careers

Virginia Beach Public Schools
Norfolk Public Schools
Chesapeake Public Schools


What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Elementary Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

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


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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