Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education
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Secondary programs include the Master of Science in Education degree program and three Post-baccalaureate licensure programs. Within the Master of Science in secondary education degree program there are a number of concentrations and content area choices for both licensed teachers as well as those seeking initial licensure or endorsement.
For those seeking initial licensure there are the following content areas: 6-12 (content areas: biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, physics, social studies) and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (TESOL).
For licensed teachers seeking additional education there are the following concentration areas: 6-12 . Post-baccalaureate endorsement programs are designed for individuals with a non-teaching BS or BA degree who want to obtain licensure, or for those with a teaching license who want to be licensed in an additional teaching area. The two endorsement programs offered in secondary education are 6-12 and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (TESOL).
Please note that there are secondary education programs for earning a bachelor's degree with initial licensure in grades 6-12 described in the ODU Undergraduate Catalog.
Master of Science in Education with Initial Licensure 6-12 - Science
There are a number of individuals who have earned BS or BA degrees who now want to obtain a master’s degree leading to licensure as a secondary school teacher. In the program, students complete (or have completed) a minimum of 32 credits of undergraduate courses in one endorsement area (earth science, chemistry, biology, or physics) and an additional 31-34 credits of education courses at the graduate level.
Students seeking this degree need to apply through the Department of Teaching and Learning.