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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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
Teachers from qualified Virginia public school divisions can qualify for a partial tuition discount. Inquire for more information.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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