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Middle School (Grades 6-8) with Initial Licensure (M.S.Ed.)

This master’s program in elementary education with a concentration in middle school education (grades 6-8) is designed for prospective teachers wanting to obtain initial middle school teaching licensure and a master’s degree at the same time. Available to students who have a non-teaching B.S. or B.A. degree, the program requires students to complete two content areas from the following: mathematics, English, science and social studies.

The program prepares professional educators who are confident and excel in their content and pedagogy. They are committed to using effective practices innovatively, while respecting and addressing the needs of diverse student populations in middle school settings.

Middle School (Grades 6-8) with Initial Licensure (M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Middle School Education with Initial Licensure at ODU like?

This master’s program in elementary education with a concentration in middle school education (grades 6-8) is designed for prospective teachers wanting to obtain initial middle school teaching licensure and a master’s degree at the same time. Available to students who have a non-teaching B.S. or B.A. degree, the program requires students to complete two content areas from the following: mathematics, English, science and social studies.

The program prepares professional educators who are confident and excel in their content and pedagogy. They are committed to using effective practices innovatively, while respecting and addressing the needs of diverse student populations in middle school settings.

Program Highlights


What makes Middle School Education with Initial Licensure at ODU unique?

  • The program prepares candidates to teach in diverse settings using culturally sustaining pedagogy.

  • Faculty are world-class educators who use their own real world experiences to teach in relevant ways.

  • Courses include extensive field placements early on to provide candidates with classroom experiences throughout the program.

  • There are many opportunities to study abroad and deepen both pedagogical and cultural knowledge. 

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.

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.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Norfolk Public Schools, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Suffolk Public Schools, Portsmouth Public Schools, Department of Defense Schools

Courses


What are some courses offered in Middle School Education with Initial Licensure at ODU?

TLED 555:
Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Social Studies


Following a theory/research-into-practice philosophy, students explore, develop, and use instructional strategies, materials, technologies, and activities to promote the development of attitudes, behaviors, and concepts in social studies, grades 6-12, informed by national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning; 35 hours of teaching practicum required. Corequisite: TLED 583. Prerequisites: TLED 608, TLED 617, SPED 613, passing scores on Praxis Core or Praxis I |if passing scores were achieved prior to January 1, 2014) or equivalent SAT scores as established by VA Board of Education, a criminal background check, acceptance into teacher education, no grade less than C- in content area and professional education core, minimum major and overall GPA of at least 3.0.

TLED 666:
Internship/Student Teaching and Seminar


COURSE INCLUDES A FIELD EXPERIENCE. COMPLETE A PLACEMENT REQUEST FORM AT HTTP://EDUCATION.ODU.EDU/TES - THIS COURSE REQUIRES A COMPLETED ODU CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO ENTERING A SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY AGENCY WWW.ODU.EDU/TES FOR CLEARANCE PROCEDURES. TAKES 8 WEEKS

TLED 617:
Digital Age Teaching and Learning


In this class, contemporary digital tools and Internet resources are used to develop instructional plans and contribute to teaching techniques. The course is designed with three components: effectively integrating technology into the delivery of the curriculum, evidence-based good teaching practices utilizing technology that spans across grades and subject levels, and the technologies that support those practices. Upon completion of this course students should be able to pass, or apply for exemption from their school district's TSIP exam.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Middle School Education with Initial Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Middle School Education 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:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the liberal arts and sciences (or equivalent), including a minimum of 21 semester hours (which meet Virginia’s stated coursework competencies) in two content areas (English, mathematics, science, and history/social studies)

  • Passing scores on the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

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


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Judith Dunkerly-Bean


Location:

3134 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7079


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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