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Licensed Teachers (Elementary Education, M.S.Ed.)

The Licensed Teacher program with a concentration in Elementary Education is designed for licensed teachers who wish to improve and update their professional competency in teaching and enrich their teaching expertise for becoming master teachers. Licensed teachers completing the program enhance their ability to teach effectively and to participate in educational research in their schools. Completion of the program requirements leads to the upgrade of the teaching license to the Postgraduate Professional level. 

Licensed Teachers (Elementary Education, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU like?

The Licensed Teacher program with a concentration in Elementary Education is designed for licensed teachers who wish to improve and update their professional competency in teaching and enrich their teaching expertise for becoming master teachers. Licensed teachers completing the program enhance their ability to teach effectively and to participate in educational research in their schools. Completion of the program requirements leads to the upgrade of the teaching license to the Postgraduate Professional level. 

Program Highlights


What makes Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU unique?

  • Courses taught asynchronously online, in short-session format

  • A relevant curriculum taught by Ph.D. prepared faculty with classroom experience

  • Apply curricular learning to solve problems experienced in classroom and school settings

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

$57,110

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU?

TLED 701:
Teacher as Leader


This course prepares elementary and secondary teachers to become facilitators of change in schools and communities. They will explore various leader roles in the K-12 context, including exemplary and critically minded practitioner, curriculum decision-maker, researcher, advocate, and facilitator of job-embedded professional development

TLED 724:
Curriculum Development Principles and Practices in Elementary Schools


This course will engage students in the on-going debates about the development and shaping of curricula with an emphasis on how these forces play out in elementary schools. The course requires students to investigate the scope and components of curriculum planning, development, and delivery. Students are first expected to develop an understanding of the many forms of dynamic tension at play in curriculum debates, and, subsequently, they are required to develop an understanding of specific ways in which teachers and curriculum leaders can shape the instructional process, and select and use curriculum materials.

TLED 744:
Diversity and Equity in Elementary Education


This course focuses on factors of diversity and social justice that effect decisions elementary teachers must make regarding design and implementation of curriculum, teaching strategies, and materials in order to provide equity and excellence for all learners in the elementary grades.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university

  • A Virginia Collegiate Professional License or an equivalent from another state for elementary or middle school education

  • A general undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80

  • An application letter of interest

  • Official copies of all transcripts

  • A written essay on career goals (two pages) that demonstrates academic writing proficiency

  • Two letters of professional reference for this program of study

  • An interview with the graduate program director

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Tuition Discounts


Teachers from qualified Virginia public school divisions can qualify for a partial tuition discount. Inquire for more information. 

Next Steps


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Location:

3117 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7077


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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