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Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education Licensure

Bachelor of Science in English and Secondary Education Licensure

Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science and Secondary Education Licensure

Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)

In collaboration with the School of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences offers the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree program for students who wish to be elementary education PreK-6 teachers. After completing all degree and program requirements, you will receive a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a license to teach Pre-K through 6th grade in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The courses in this major are taught in a classroom format and must be completed on the Virginia Beach campus. The college offers bachelor degrees in Mathematics, English, and History & Social Science that are paired with teacher licensure at the secondary level which affords graduates to teach in their discipline in grades 7-12. The courses in these majors are taught in a classroom format and must be completed on the Virginia Beach campus.

In the programs, you will learn how to meet the needs of each student you teach. Become an expert in lesson planning; assessing student learning; implementing best instructional practices; building positive relationships with students, parents, and community members; using the latest technology in the classroom; and using a Christ-centered approach to serving inclusive classrooms. What makes Regent's program so unique is our blend of Christian principles and coursework into the elementary education-level teacher training.

Students will gain practical, hands-on experience as you seek to become a teacher in Virginia. As part of attaining your eligibility for teacher licensure, you will participate in a 16-week student teaching/internship experience in your senior year, take part in various teacher observation assignments, and be required to pass key pre-licensure assessment if applicable to your teaching licensure program; the Praxis I, the Praxis II, RVE- Reading for Virginia Educators, and the VCLA- Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment. (SAT and ACT scores meeting criteria have been approved for substitution for PRAXIS I.) For additional information, go to the Virginia Department of Education website at will open in a new window.)

Admission to Teacher Education

Because the degrees lead to initial professional licensure, you are required to both declare the major and be formally accepted into the program. Upon declaring the major, students are identified as non-licensure track. After successfully completing the majority of general education requirements at the end of your sophomore year, you will be permitted and encouraged to apply for formal admission into the Interdisciplinary Studies major or secondary education program. This requires a minimum grade point average of 2.7 in each course applied to meet general education requirements. After admission into the program, your major will be officially changed to the licensure track (PreK-6) or licensure track (7-12). Information on admission to the teacher lecture programs can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Christian Education Emphasis and Teacher Certification from the Association of Christian Schools International

Join Our Award-Winning Alumni

Graduates from the Teacher Licensure Programs are in high demand in the region and the state. Our graduates are employed in public, private and Christian school settings and are well respected as effective educators in the Hampton Roads Region. Regent graduates continue to win numerous honors and distinctions. From the 2006 National Principal of the Year winner Sharon Birdsong to the 2005 History Teacher of the Year, Molly Gunsalus, Regent graduates are making a lasting difference in our community!


Regent University's undergraduate teacher licensure programs, designed to prepare competent, caring, and qualified professionals are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council for a period of seven years, from January 9, 2009 to November, 2016. This accreditation certifies that the teacher preparation programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC's quality principles. Teacher Educational Accreditation Council, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC, 20036, phone 202-466-7236.

Career Opportunities:

  • Elementary School Teacher   
  • Middle and High School Teacher
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood educator, facility owner/operator
  • Missions
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty
Contact: Dr. Kurt Kreassig, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Teacher Education & Interdisciplinary Studies; phone: 757.352.4372; email:

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