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Department of Teaching & LearningSecondary Education


Our Mission


The Secondary Education Program at ODU considers diversity an educational resource, and our work in Hampton Roads mirrors a commitment to urban, rural, and suburban communities. Our current program has dynamic faculty members whose expertise resides in teaching, learning, and teacher education. It also offers flexibility in both online and face-to-face courses and attracts candidates who desire the challenges and rewards of teaching all students, including historically marginalized learners. Our graduates implement critical pedagogies and succeed in a range of educational settings.

Master of Science in Education Post B.A. Endorsement M.S. in Education w/ Licensure Graduate Certificate Monarch Teach


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Academic Preparation

Candidates will be able to demonstrate that learners are individual meaning makers and foster knowledge construction.

They will be able to recognize families and communities as assests and engage them as allies in student learning.

Commitment to Teaching

Candidates will be able to demonstrate an ethic of care in choice of text and curriculum materials, instructional strategies, and classroom management techniques.

They will be able to explain the role of caring in teaching and analyze their evolving beliefs.


Promote Self Reflection

Candidates will be able to reflect upon their own and PK-12 learners' lived experiences and culture in order to address both local and global critical issues.

Professionalism & Leadership

Candidates will be able to develop their voices as educators and citizens in the transformation of equity for all.

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Core Faculty


Jori Beck

Jori Beck

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Secondary Education

Mary Enderson

Mary Enderson

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

KaaVonia Hinton

KaaVonia Hinton

Professor, English Education

Kelly Rippard

Kelly Rippard

Senior Lecturer, Instructional Technology


Demetrice Smith-Mutegi

Demetrice Smith-Mutegi

Assistant professor, science education

Yonghee Suh

Yonghee Suh

Professor & Graduate Program Director, Social Studies Education


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