Bachelor of Science

Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education Licensure

Offered by: Radford University
Type: Bachelor's
Format: Hybrid
When Most classes are held during the day between 8am and 5pm. Senior year involves placement in the Roanoke City Public School system which requires students to conform to school schedules.
Average Time to Complete 2 years (4 full-time semesters and one part-time summer)

About the Program

Radford University has been preparing teachers since its establishment in 1910. Since the program requires a major in interdisciplinary studies, students are also prepared for other careers requiring a broad liberal arts background, especially those in which they must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.  Students who are admitted to Radford University must also make separate application within one semester of admission to the Radford University Teacher Prep Program which has a separate set of criteria outlined in the curriculum description.

Career Paths

Graduates of this program are eligible for a VA preK-6th grade teaching license.  The employment rate for students pursuing licensure to teach at Radford University is currently 94 percent. This program also provides the foundation for continuing in such careers as literacy education, school counseling, special education, curriculum development, principalship and supervision.

Courses & Requirements

122 Credit Hours

Approximately 62 hrs from community college, including 15 additional hrs beyond A.S., which should be selected in consultation with RU adviser. 60 credits  delivered through Radford University.

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees Information

Students Accounts

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities at Radford University.

Radford University FAFSA code is 003732.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Center
  • Computer lab and student lounge
  • Cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

How to Apply

It is strongly recommended that prospective students arrange for pre-admission consultation to determine you will meet the university AND program admissions criteria at the time of matriculation into RU.  These consultations are available at the RHEC office.  A Roanoke Degree Program application will be provided within the context of the consultation.

Visit the program page for more information.