Old Dominion University (Darden)

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Counseling - Mental Health Instructional Design and Technology - Secondary Education
Counseling - School Counseling School Librarianship
Educational Leadership - Admin & Supervision, K-12 Special Education
Elementary Teacher Pre K-6 Sport Management
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The distinguishing characteristics of the Old Dominion University College of Education graduate on-line programs are their high quality faculty, rigorous curriculum, and access to high quality library resources, 24/7 live technical support, and quality advising to candidates.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. Yes
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 8
Concentrations offered
Educational Administration and Supervision
Special Education and Teaching
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 113


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 51 full-time; 31 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 82% full-time; 71% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 39
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 17 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 14
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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