Interdisciplinary Curriculum Models for Teacher Preparation Programs
As part of a three-year Teacher Quality Enhancement grant, VDOE awarded subgrants to Old Dominion University (ODU) and Longwood University to develop curriculum models incorporating high-quality interdisciplinary approaches in teacher preparation programs.
Longwood University developed two models:
- Longwood University Interdisciplinary Middle School Teacher Preparation Model (PDF)
Information on model that prepares middle school teachers with a concentration in mathematics, science, English, and/or history and social science.
- Longwood University Interdisciplinary Special Education Teacher Preparation Model (PDF)
Information on model that leads to graduates that are highly qualified, licensed and endorsed in Special Education K-12 LD, E/BD, mild MR, and Elementary Education K-6.
ODU developed one model:
- ODU Interdisciplinary Elementary School Teacher Preparation Model (PDF)
Information to enhance the preparation of elementary teachers in mathematics, science, English, and history and social sciences.
Below are contacts for additional information on these interdisciplinary curriculum models for Elementary, Middle, and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program.
- Joanna H. Baker
Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Director of the Liberal Studies Program
Phone: (434) 395-2205
- Dr. Lissa Power-deFur
Chair of Education, Special Education, Social
Work & Communication Disorders
Phone: (434) 395-2369
- Dr. Peggy Tarpley
Associate Professor & Coordinator of Special Education Programs
Phone: (434) 395-2337
Old Dominion University
- Dr. Leigh L. Butler
Director of Teacher Education Services
Phone: (757) 683-6448
- Renee Olander
Interim Director of Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
Phone: (757) 368-4100
- Terri M. Mathews
Assistant Dean of the College of Sciences
Phone: (757) 683-5201