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), library science K-12 (Note: the library science concentration may also be done through Master of Science in Education, Elementary Education), 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 and library science K-12 (Note: the library science concentration may also be done through Master of Science in Education - Elementary). 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 three endorsement programs offered in secondary education are 6-12, Library Science K-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 for Licensed Teachers, 6-12 - Science
The Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education program for licensed teachers is designed for those 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 conduct powerful educational research that has a direct impact upon their individual practice and school settings. Completion of the program requirements leads to the upgrade of the teaching license to the Postgraduate Professional level.
Students seeking this degree need to apply through the Department of Teaching and Learning.