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Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), K-12 with Initial Licensure (Secondary Education)

The master’s program in Secondary Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) concentration is for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to earn a Master of Science in Education degree and qualify for a Virginia Teaching license for grades K-12 in English as a Second Language. The program emphasis is teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), K-12 with Initial Licensure (Secondary Education)


Description


What is Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure at ODU like?

The master’s program in Secondary Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) concentration is for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to earn a Master of Science in Education degree and qualify for a Virginia Teaching license for grades K-12 in English as a Second Language. The program emphasis is teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Program Highlights


What makes Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure at ODU unique?

  • Supervised practicum (at your local school district)

  • Affordable tuition

  • NCATE accredited

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.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

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.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

$56,800

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Norfolk Public Schools, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Chesapeake Public Schools

Courses


What are some courses offered in Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure at ODU?

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.

ENGL 677:
Language and Communication Across Cultures


An investigation of how language and cultural differences affect communication. Readings from linguistics, anthropology, and literature address problems of intercultural communication.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) 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 a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher 

  • Qualifying ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis testing scores

Cost

Tuition and Fees

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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

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


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Yonghee Suh


Location:

3109 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6697


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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