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To show support and gratitude for health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency. Old Dominion University is illuminating its Education Building blue during May, as part of the national #LightItBlue campaign. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

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Department of Counseling & Human Services, 2018

Department of Counseling & Human Services

Preparing human services and counseling professionals to provide supportive, educational, and counseling services in a wide range of settings, including agencies, PK-12 schools, and colleges and universities; to contribute to knowledge in human services and counseling through scholarly contributions of faculty members and students; and to provide service to the human services and counseling professions, the community, and ODU.

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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

The Educational Foundations & Leadership department has several academic program areas that provide you with the necessary skills needed to elevate your career and make a difference, including Workforce & Organizational Development, Community College Leadership, Higher Education, Occupational & Technical Studies, and Career & Technical Education.

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Department of Human Movement Sciences

Preparing professionals in the following disciplines dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness, with programs including Special Education, Health and Physical Education, Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies, and Sport Management.

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Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

The Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies has three academic program areas. Each program provides you with the necessary skills needed to elevate your career and make a difference. Explore program areas in in Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation, Instructional Design & Technology, and Library Science. Contact us if you have any questions or want to try a class.

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Department of Teaching & Learning

The Department of Teaching & Learning is devoted to promoting the development of our students as professional educators, leaders, and critically engaged citizens. Through these efforts, our students become innovative and creative educators who make a difference for diverse learners, from birth through adulthood, in schools and communities, both local and global.

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Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education

Academic programs previously offered in the Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education have moved. The Bachelor of Science degree and the minor in speech-language pathology and audiology are administered by the Dean's Office in the College of Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree and the minor in special education are administered by the Department of Human Movement Sciences in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies.

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