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Bachelor of Science Degree 

The Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies offers five majors under the Bachelor of Science, Occupational and Technical Studies (OTS) degree. The five majors are:

  • Business and industry training
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Industrial technology
  • Marketing education
  • Technology education 

Program sheets are available in Portable Document File (PDF) format.

Admission: 

For admission to the bachelor's degree teacher licensure programs in marketing education and technology education, students must: 

  • Complete at least one semester at Old Dominion University Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on undergraduate course work completed at the time of application to the major with no grade less than C- in the major and the professional education core.
  • Achieve passing scores on the Praxis I Academic Skills Assessment (or have qualifying SAT or ACT scores) prior to enrollment in SEPS 408.
  • Present written recommendations from one faculty member from the Occupational and Technical Studies Department and one faculty member from another department (Admission to Teacher Education).
  • Have an interview with the program leader.

For admission to the other bachelor's degree programs (fashion merchandising, industrial technology, and training specialists) students must: 

  • Complete one semester at Old Dominion University.
  • Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on undergraduate course work completed at the time of application to the major.
  • Have an interview with the program leader.

Continuance: 

Students in the teacher licensed programs must: 

  • Satisfy University requirements.
  • Maintain a 2.75 overall grade point average with no grade less than C- in the content area on the professional education core.
  • Successfully complete SEPS 297 and a student teaching interview.
  • Complete Praxis I (or have qualifying SAT/ACT scores) prior to enrollment in SEPS 408.
  • Complete the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA), formal program admittance, and PRAXIS II in the appropriate endorsement area prior to registering for student teaching.

Students in other undergraduate majors must: 

  • Satisfy University requirements.
  • Maintain a 2.00 overall grade point average.
  • Maintain a 2.00 grade point average in major courses.

Students in all undergraduate programs must achieve oral communication competence through SEPS 402. Students also achieve writing competence through English composition, STEM 370T, and passing the undergraduate writing exit examination.

Exit:

Students in the two teaching licensure programs must: 

  • Meet all University requirements for graduation.
  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.75 with no grade less than a C- in the major.

Students majoring in the other undergraduate programs must: 

  • Meet all University requirements for graduation including passage of the Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency and completion of the Senior Assessment.
  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.00 for other undergraduate majors.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.00 in major courses.

For more information about these degree programs, contact the appropriate program leader:

Dr. Mickey Kosloski
Business and Industry Training Program Leader
Education Building 228
757-683-4305
mkoslosk@odu.edu

Ms. Sharon Davis
Fashion Merchandising Program Leader
Education Building 228
757-683-4305
srdavis@odu.edu

Dr. Petros Katsioloudis
Industrial Technology Program Leader
Education Building 228
757-683-4305
pkatsiol@odu.edu

Dr. Mickey Kosloski
Marketing Education Program Leader
Education Building 228
757-683-4305
mkoslosk@odu.edu

Dr. Philip A. Reed
Technology Education Program Leader
Education Building 228
757-683-4305
preed@odu.edu