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The Licensed Teacher program with a concentration in Early Childhood Education provides early childhood educators with an advanced professional degree and qualifications beyond licensure. Course work for the degree includes a focus on scholarly research, statistical analysis, and writing for professional journals. This degree is also suitable for early childhood teachers who wish to pursue a doctoral degree, but is also for early childhood teachers who wish to improve and update their professional competency in teaching and enrich their teaching expertise for becoming master teachers. Completion of the program requirements leads to the upgrade of the teaching license to the Postgraduate Professional level or its equivalent from another state.
Courses taught through a mixture of face-to-face and asynchronously online instruction
A relevant curriculum taught by Ph.D. prepared faculty with classroom experience
Apply curricular learning to solve problems experienced in classroom and school settings
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
This course will explore philosophical and methodological orientations towards conducting research with children in and out of school settings. Students will focus on ethical, political, and pedagogical considerations that arise in working with young persons; explore methods for listening and representing children's voices; and consider implications for policy and practice.
CLASS WILL MEET IN LITERACY CENTER ED2 3148
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Early Childhood Education for Licensed Teachers should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university;
Have a general undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80;
Submit an application letter of interest;
Submit official copies of all transcripts;
Submit a written essay on career goals (two pages) that demonstrates academic writing proficiency;
Submit two letters of professional reference for this program of study; and
Have an interview with the graduate program director.
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.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Teachers from qualified Virginia public school divisions can qualify for a partial tuition discount for specific coursework. Inquire for more information.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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