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This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia. Licensure in English prepares students for a full range of secondary school teaching assignments. The program is accredited by the State of Virginia; in addition, Virginia has licensure reciprocity agreements with thirty other states, should the student leave Virginia. The program combines the usual requirements of a college major and minor. Students take courses in the English department (ENGL) of the College of Arts and Letters and Teaching and Learning department of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in English. Graduates of our program have been recognized for their teaching across the Hampton Roads schools.
Prepares reflective, equity-minded English teachers with strong disciplinary backgrounds
Provides opportunities to participate in field experiences in schools, as well as in university and community programs that aim to empower readers and writers
Offers an option of working toward a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate through Old Dominion University’s English Department
Invites alumni to participate in a teacher inquiry group that supports them in their professional growth and reflective practice as they transition from the university to the classroom
This course is designed to provide an intensive examination of issues, approaches, and methods utilized in the teaching of literature, particularly literature written for children and young adults. Prerequisites: One 300-level literature course or permission of the instructor.
A study of the theory and practice of teaching writing. Special attention will be given to the ways effective teachers allow theories and experiences to inform their pedagogical strategies. Prerequisites: ENGL 300W or ENGL 327W or permission of the instructor.
Following a theory/research-into-practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote the development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in English, grades 6-12, informed by national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning; 35 hours of teaching practicum required. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290 or TLED 430 or SPED 313, passing scores on Praxis Core or Praxis I (if passing scores were achieved prior to January 1, 2014) or equivalent SAT scores as established by VA Board of Education, a criminal background check, acceptance into teacher education, no grade less than C- in content area and professional education core, minimum major and overall GPA of at least 2.75.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in English with Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Apply for and be admitted into the approved English teacher preparation program after 60 credits of coursework
Maintain the minimum required grade point averages (GPA):
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.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
The U.S. Department of Education offers financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students here.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) offers financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students here.
The ODU Office of Financial Aid has a list of scholarships for current and prospective students here.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Click here to learn more.
If you're interested in applying for the Hattie Strong Foundation Scholarship, click here. For more information, contact the Office of Clinical Experiences, 2345 Education Building, 757-683-3348.
The primary purpose of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is to provide financial support to students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career in one of the top five critical shortage teaching areas. The critical shortage teaching areas are determined annually through the Supply and Demand Survey for School Personnel, based on data received by school divisions in Virginia. The application is received from VDOE each April. For more information, contact The Office of Clinical Experience, 2345 Education Building, 757-683-3348 or click here.
Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Click here to learn more.
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At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.