Welcome to the Old Dominion University Music Education web pages. These pages contain information and important announcements about the ODU Music Education degree program and ODU Teacher Education Services. Make this your first stop for ODU Music Education information; check back often for new content and announcements.
Seniors: The Spring 2015 Student Teaching Application Deadline is Quickly Approaching; See Dr. Owens Today!
ODU Collegiate NAfME/ASTA News:
ODU Collegiate NAfME/ASTA is back at ODU! Congratulations to officers Sarah Bass, President, Kelby Schnepel, Vice President, Jamie Payne, Treasurer and Chris Stadler, Secretary. Check your email and this site often for NAfME/ASTA updates and announcements.
Praxis Core Academic Test Study Guides are now available:
See the links to the left to access the free Praxis Core Academic test Study Guides. Please email Dr. Owens if you do not know which test to complete.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT Take Praxis I Tests after 12/31/13; NEW Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests begin 1/1/14
Important: The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests will replace the Praxis I effective January 1, 2014. Praxis I tests completed with a passing score by 12/31/13 will continue to be valid and accepted for admission into the ODU Teacher Education Department. However, DO NOT take the previous Praxis I exams after 1/1/14 as they will not count toward this requirement. See http://www.odu.edu/success/academic/teacher-education/val/praxis for more details about this and the new tests. Students MUST see Dr. Owens before registering for any exams, as exemptions may apply.
First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator training is now required with the application for the Virginia Teaching License.
New requirement! All applicants for the initial licensure or renewal of a Virginia Teaching License shall provide evidence of completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscutation and the use of automated external defibrillators. Such certification is submitted with the application for the Virginia Teaching License; see the link at the left for details on the training process.