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Secondary Education (6-12) with Initial Licensure (Education, M.S.Ed.)

This master’s program in secondary education (grades 6-12) with initial licensure is designed for individuals with a non-teaching B.S. or B.A. degree who want to obtain licensure as a teacher in grades 6 through 12 and earn a master’s degree at the same time.

Secondary Education (6-12) with Initial Licensure (Education, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Secondary Education with Initial Licensure at ODU like?

This master’s program in secondary education (grades 6-12) with initial licensure is designed for individuals with a non-teaching B.S. or B.A. degree who want to obtain licensure as a teacher in grades 6 through 12 and earn a master’s degree at the same time.

Program Highlights


What makes Secondary Education with Initial Licensure at ODU unique?

  • 100% online (synchronous and asynchronous), hybrid formats or face-to-face

  • 37 credit hour minimum

  • Affordable tuition

  • Estimated completion: 4 semesters

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.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$62,860

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Secondary Education with Initial Licensure at ODU?

TLED 551:
Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: English


This course requires a field experience. Upon registration, please complete the placement request that will be sent via email as soon as you register for the course. If you have not already completed your Background / Clearance check, please visit www.odu.edu/tes for specific directions.

TLED 608:
Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment


Provides students with an understanding of historical, philosophical, economic, and sociological issues in American education, their effect on student achievement, and the impact of social change on existing institutions. Includes the development of instruction based on assessment data including the use, construction, interpretation, and analysis of valid assessments. A 30-hour observation/participation experience is required in an appropriate prek-6, 6-8, or 6-12 grade level. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

SPED 613:
Human Growth and Development


This course is designed to give a thorough overview of human development from birth through adolescence and to develop an understanding of what impact physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development may have on the student, the learning environment, and instructional decisions. This course provides an advanced overview of current research and theory in human growth and development and their applications to the classroom. Throughout the course, issues of diversity as it applies to economic, social, racial, ethnic, and religious characteristics will be explored; developmental issues related to giftedness or disability and the impact of family disruptions, child abuse, and substance abuse will be addressed within the context of each topic.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Secondary Education with Initial Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Secondary Education with Initial Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

An application for graduate studies and official transcripts must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for admission. Under certain circumstances, applicants who do not fully meet the requirements for regular admission to the program may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to conditions specified by the graduate program director. Requirements include:

  • Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

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

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Jori Beck


Location:

3113 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3392


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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