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Graduates of Foreign Institutions
Individuals seeking an initial educational license in Virginia must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If an individual attended a college or university outside the United States of America, an evaluation must be completed by one of the agencies listed at the link provided by the Virginia Department of Education.
Graduates of Foreign Instituions
LiveText All students in an initial licensure or advanced professional preparation of school personnel are required to purchase the LiveText Student Membership Standard Edition upon enrolling/registering for their first Education class. LiveText is a web-based portfolio assessment system, approved by the Old Dominion Unviersity Teacher Education Council.
TEACH Grant A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congree created the Teach Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.
TEACH Grant Information
Praxis Core Tests The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests are required to be admitted into a state-approved teacher education preparation program. The student must pass each Praxis Core Academic Skill test to be admitted. Praxis Core Academic Skills Equivalent Scores are approved per Virginia Board of Education. The Praxis I was discontinued in Virginia effective January 1, 2014. Praxis I tests completed with a passing score by December 31, 2013 will continue to be valid and accepted for admission into a state-approved teacher education program.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Education Tests
Professional Disposition Survey Candidates must complete the professional disposition survey as part of the requirements for admission into an approved teacher education program.
Professional Disposition Survey
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training All graduate students must complete the RCR prior to earning 12 graduate credits. Candidates seeking a graduate degree in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies are advised to follow the Darden College Responsible Conduct of Research Instructions
Darden College of Education & Professional Studies RCR Instructions
Undergraduate Teacher Education Admission Interview The undergraduate teacher education admission interview is one of the requirements for admission into the undergraduate approved teacher education programs.
Interview Application & Process
Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly Praxis II) All Candidates are required to take and pass the prescribed Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly Paxis II) for their respective teacher education preparation program. The passing score must be achieved prior to the Orientation for the Teacher Candidate Internship. Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly Praxis II) Information
Praxis II: Specialty (Subject) Area Test Scores in Virginia
Required Praxis II: Specialty Area Tests and Scores Required in Virginia for licensure is prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education. (The Praxis II: Specialty Area Tests are the same as the Praxis Subject Assessments listed on the ETS website.)
Praxis II: Specialty Area Tests and Scores required in Virginia
(scroll down to Praxis II)
Apply for a Virginia License Application and checklist for a Virginia license for teachers, administrators and pupil personnel.
Application & Checklist
RVE Test Candidates seeking initial licensure in Early/Primary Education PreK-3, Elementary Education PreK-6, Special Education-General Curriculum, Special Education-Hearing Impairments, and SPecial Education-Visual Impairments, the required reading assessment is the Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education (RVE).
Candidates seeking an endorsment as a Reading Specialist, are required to complete the Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist (eading Specialists ).
Veterans Services The Old Dominion University Veterans Affairs Services provides specialized customer service to members of the various branches of mlitary service, veterans, and their eligible dependents. The staff serves as an advocate for students by providing informaiton aobut the University and assisting with Veteran's Administration (VA) programs and certification. The VA Certifying Official for Old Dominion University acts as liaison between the University and the regional VA offices
Veterans Services
VCLA All candidates seeking initial licensure must submit a passing VCLA score report prior to the Orientation for the teacher candidate internship. VLCA Information
Clearance Process
Old Dominion University candidates in approved professional educational programs are required to provide a clearance check when registering for a course that requires a field experience. This clearance check becomes effective with Fall 2014 semester.
ODU Field Experience Clearance Procedures
Teacher Candidate Internship
Teacher Candidate Internship information and placement application. Teacher Candidate Internship
Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs and Admission Requirements Undergraduate TEP & Admission Requirements
Child Abuse and Neglect Training
The Virginia Department of Education requires all initially licensed teachers, school counselors, administrator, and other school personnel receive training on child abuse recognition and intervention.
Child Abuse & Neglect Training
First Aid/CPR/AED All candidates enrolled in a state-approved teacher education program must the state of Virginia requirement for certification or training in emergency first, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators.
First Aid/
CPR/AED Training

Teacher Candidate Internship Mentor Option Policy and Forms
The purpose of this option is to allow ODU teacher candidates to accept a full time teaching contract when offered at the time they are to begin the teacher candidate internship. More...
Teacher Candidate Internship Mentor Option

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