B.S. in Professional Studies – Teacher Education (IDS)

College of Arts & Sciences

Increase Your Value in the Classroom

An effective teacher is a priceless resource. Our online and on-campus Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies – Teacher Education (IDS) equips you to engage learners at various stages of development. You'll gain an interdisciplinary foundation in leadership and communication, and explore classroom management, instructional methods and assessment techniques.

Personalize Your Program

Choose coursework from curriculum design and assessment techniques to methods for teaching reading, history and math, according to your area of interest.

Fast Track Your Degree

Apply existing college and military credit toward your degree. Check your transfer credits.

Learn from the Best

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

Transfer-Friendly Degree Program

Online | On Campus




Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.S. in Professional Studies – Teacher Education (IDS) degree, you will be able to:

  • Teach a broad range of learners from gifted to those with disabling conditions.
  • Understand the unique learning needs of learners of all ages.
  • Design curriculum and assessments to measure outcomes.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Corporate Training & Development
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Education Office Administration
  • Preparation for master's in teaching

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College of Arts & Sciences 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type


On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours


  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.


  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour


Student Fees




Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)



One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)



Contributes to university academic and administrative operations


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.


A B.S. in Professional Studies with a concentration in Teacher Education does not qualify a student for state educational licensure.

B.S. in Professional Studies – Teacher Education (IDS)