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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 Communication Disorders & Special Education

Preparing educators and speech-language pathologists who teach and serve individuals with diverse needs, their families, and their communities. We achieve this mission through innovative research, interprofessional collaboration, and evidence-based practices.


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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

Educational Foundations & Leadership department has four academic program areas that explore the relationship between leadership and learning. Each program provides you with the necessary skills needed to elevate your career in education and make a difference. You can find a list of our programs below. Contact us if you have any questions or want to try a class.


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Department of Human Movement Sciences

Preparing professionals in the following disciplines dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness through human movement: Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies, and Sport Management.


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Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Offering courses in fashion merchandising, industrial technology, instructional design & technology, training specialist, library science as well as a host of certification and graduate program offerings. Additionally, we are proud to offer teacher preparation programs in marketing and technology education.


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Department of Teaching & Learning

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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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!