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Licensed Teachers - Early Childhood Education (Elementary Education, M.S.Ed.)

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.

Licensed Teachers - Early Childhood Education (Elementary Education, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Early Childhood Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU like?

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.

Program Highlights


What makes Early Childhood Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU unique?

  • 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

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.

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

$33,590

MEDIAN SALARY


Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

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 Early Childhood 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

TLCI 735:
Researching with Children: Contemporary Perspectives on the Child in Research


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.

TLCI 736:
Working with At-Risk Children and Families: An Ecological Approach


CLASS WILL MEET IN LITERACY CENTER ED2 3148

Requirements


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

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)

Applicants must:

  • 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.

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

Tuition Discounts


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

Next Steps


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Office:

757-683-7077


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

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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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