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Darden College of Education & Professional Studies Advisor Directory

Educator Preparation Programs (Undergraduate Main Campus Only)
If your major is:
...then your advisor is:
BS in Early Childhood Education (all students)

All students:

Nola Nicholson

BS in Elementary Education (main campus only)
BS in Special Education (main campus only) undergradSPED@odu.edu
Health and Physical Education
Marketing Education (main campus only) Dr. Mickey Kosloski
Technology Education (main campus only) Dr. Phil Reed
Health and Physical Education (Student with 60+ credits) Katelyn Makovec
IDS-Teacher Preparation Programs (main campus)

All students:

Nola Nicholson

IDS-Early Childhood Education (main campus)

IDS-Elementary Education (main campus)

IDS-Special Education - all concentrations (main campus)

Professional Studies Programs (Undergraduate Main Campus Only)
If your major is:
...then your advisor is:

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (all students)

Sport Management (all students) Rob Batchelder

Training Specialist - OTS (main campus only)

Exercise Science (0-59 credits)

All students:

Ciera Harris

Fashion Merchandising - OTS (main campus only)

Industrial Technology - OTS (main campus only)

Exercise Science (60+ credits)

Dr. Laura Hill

Park and Recreation Management - PRTS (0-59 credits)

All students:

Alex Whitney

Therapeutic Recreation - PRTS (0-59 credits)

Tourism Management - PRTS (0-59 credits)

Students with 60+ credits:

Parks and Recreation Management

Dr. Lindsay Usher
Therapeutic Recreation: Last name A-M Shelly Beaver
Therapeutic Recreation : Last name N-Z Betsy Kennedy

Park and Recreation Management: Last name A-M

Dr. Eddie Hill
Park and Recreation Management: N-Z Dr. Christopher Zajchows
Human Services (main campus only)

hmsvadvising@odu.edu

If your major is...

...then your major advisor is:

...and your MonarchTEACH advisor is:

Biology Teacher Prep

Please contact the College of Sciences Advising Office to declare your major and for advice on biology content courses

Ms. Julie Wiley Ramsey

4132 Education Building

(757) 683-7048

jwiley@odu.edu

Chemistry Teacher Prep

Please contact the Chemistry Department to declare your major and for advice on chemistry content courses

Earth Science Teacher Prep

Please contact the Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Department to declare your major and for advice on earth science content courses

Math Teacher Prep

Please contact the Math Department to declare your major and for advice on math content courses

Physics Teacher Prep

Please contact the Physics Department to declare your major and for advice on physics content courses

Table last updated 6/3/2022.

Graduate Teacher Education Program (Main Campus and Distance Learning)
If your program is:
...then your advisor is:
  • Early Childhood Education Initial Licensure - Fifth Year IDS - M.S.Ed.
  • Elementary Education Initial Licensure
    • Fifth Year IDS - M.S.Ed.
    • Non-IDS - M.S.Ed.
elementaryed@odu.edu
  • Secondary Education Initial Licensure
    • Biology (M.S.Ed.)
    • Chemistry (M.S.Ed.)
    • Earth Science (M.S.Ed.)
    • English (M.S.Ed.)
    • History (M.S.Ed.)
    • Middle School (M.S.Ed.)
    • Physics (M.S.Ed.)
    • TESOL (M.S.Ed.)
secondaryed@odu.edu

Special Education

For graduate programs in Special Education for initial licensure and licensed teachers, please contact Dr. Jonna Bobzien at jbobzien@odu.edu or (757) 683-3307.

For more information on the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program (CSEEP), please visit their website.

For more information on the Professional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching (PPET), please visit their website.

Other Elementary Education and Secondary Education Graduate Programs

For graduate programs for licensed teachers, please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at (757) 683-3284.

Table last updated 6/3/2022.