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Mathematics, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure degree is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching mathematics at the high school level, and leads to teaching licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Mathematics, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)


What is Mathematics, Teaching Licensure at ODU like?

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure degree is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching mathematics at the high school level, and leads to teaching licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Program Highlights

What makes Mathematics, Teaching Licensure at ODU unique?

  • Part of the MonarchTeach program, through which the students attend courses pertaining to STEM education

  • Applied and theoretical mathematics courses are tailored to those seeking teacher preparation

  • Includes a semester of apprentice teaching, through the MonarchTeach program


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education



Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education



Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.


What are some courses offered in Mathematics, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

MATH 375:

This course engages students in explorations and laboratory activities designed to strengthen and expand their knowledge of the topics found in college mathematics, and in particular, students will delve into and illuminate the connections between secondary and college mathematics by exploring and highlighting the basic secondary school topics that need to be mastered in order to solve problems in college mathematics. Through this process, students will achieve mastery of topics they will be teaching in secondary mathematics and understand the connection between the high school curriculum and their students' success in college and in the workplace. Prerequisite: MATH 307.

MATH 400:
History of Mathematics

This course considers some of the major events in the development of mathematics from ancient times through the seventeenth century, including the discovery of incommensurability, the origins of the axiomatic method, trigonometry, solution of equations, calculation of areas and volumes, analytic geometry, probability, and calculus. Students will be graded on tests which consist mostly of problems typical of the periods considered. Prerequisites: MATH 311W or MATH 316 or MATH 317.

STEM 485:
Apprentice Teaching

Internship in school. Available for pass/fail grading only. Offers prospective teacher candidates a culminating experience that provides them with the tools needed for their first teaching jobs. Students are immersed in a local secondary school for 10 consecutive weeks and experience the expectations, processes, and rewards of teaching. As part of their Apprentice Teaching experience, candidates will be required to attend a one hour weekly seminar that will bring them together with master teachers to share experiences and to explore issues, problems, concerns, and processes related to their teaching experiences and to entering the profession of teaching. Corequisite: STEM 402. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work in the MonarchTeach professional development sequence program and BIOL 468W or CHEM 468 or OEAS 468W or PHYS 468W or SCI 468, passing scores on PRAXIS I or equivalent SAT or ACT scores as established by VA Board of Education, passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, departmental approval, minimum major and overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a criminal background check.


What are the requirements to apply for Mathematics, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics, Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Math Core courses: 34 credits (GPA of 2.3)

  • Teacher Preparation specific courses: 21 credits (2.75 GPA)

  • Professional Education courses (STEM): 26 credits (2.75 GPA)


Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.

Virginia Resident

Per Credit:

$ 374


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate

Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States

Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps

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I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs

Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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