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Reading, Non-Licensure (Reading, M.S.Ed.)

The program is designed for those candidates who do not necessarily have a teaching license but want to get a master's degree in reading. The master's only program is designed to provide professional training in literacy for administrators, literacy coaches, policy makers and elementary and secondary-level teachers in private schools that do not require a teaching license. The non-licensure track is for students who are not interested in obtaining reading specialist endorsement. This track is designed for those students who seek to work in schools, institutions and agencies that do not require state licensure or certification. Many literacy specialists work outside of the traditional K-12 public school classroom. Program study may include an intensive search of the professional literature on literacy or selected field experiences in public, private or governmental reading program that provide literacy services to clients. In addition, candidates tutor struggling readers and aid in the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. This degree does not provide a Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Reading, Non-Licensure (Reading, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is this program at ODU like?

The program is designed for those candidates who do not necessarily have a teaching license but want to get a master's degree in reading. The master's only program is designed to provide professional training in literacy for administrators, literacy coaches, policy makers and elementary and secondary-level teachers in private schools that do not require a teaching license. The non-licensure track is for students who are not interested in obtaining reading specialist endorsement. This track is designed for those students who seek to work in schools, institutions and agencies that do not require state licensure or certification. Many literacy specialists work outside of the traditional K-12 public school classroom. Program study may include an intensive search of the professional literature on literacy or selected field experiences in public, private or governmental reading program that provide literacy services to clients. In addition, candidates tutor struggling readers and aid in the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. This degree does not provide a Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Program Highlights


What makes this program at ODU unique?

  • 30-credit hour program (Estimated completion: 3-4 semesters)

  • Asynchronous online course format

  • Practicum (in your local school division)

  • Affordable and state-competitive tuition

  • Focus on linguistic and cultural diversity

  • No GRE/MAT scores required

  • Distinguished Faculty Members

  • Accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)

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.

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Tutors

$59,810 (Approx)

MEDIAN SALARY


Instruct individual students or small groups of students in academic subjects to support formal class instruction or to prepare students for standardized or admissions tests.

Instructional Coordinators

$70,160

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Courses


What are some courses offered in this program at ODU?

READ 619:
Word Study, Phonics, and Linguistics


Provides an overview of the field of linguistics, the scientific study of language and word study, an approach to spelling instruction that relies on an understanding of English orthography that incorporates instruction in phonics, spelling and vocabulary. Students will learn to recognize characteristics of readers and writers at different levels of development. The course provides multiple opportunities for hands-on practice and application.

READ 683:
Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in the Classroom


Provides classroom teachers with strategies/techniques to employ to ongoing diagnosis and remediation through the use of informal and standardized tests to select appropriate instructional strategies for pupils' existing reading capabilities.

TLED 775:
English Language Learners in the PK-12 Classroom


The course is designed to infuse the teachers' competencies related to meeting the instructional needs of English language learners. The course will explore the language, culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism in order to understand and teach linguistically diverse learners effectively.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for this program at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in this program should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Students must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university;

  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.80 and an average of 3.00 in the major, preferably education;

  • Have two letters of recommendation from former professors, principals or educators;

  • Submit an essay;

  • Have an interview with the graduate program director;

  • Have official copies of all transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees sent to Graduate Admissions; and

  • Submit an online application, which includes an essay and recommendations, official transcripts to the MSED in Reading Education program.

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

VA Public School Employees


Students are eligible for a 25% discount if they are enrolled in graduate education courses related to PK-12 schooling and are current employees of Virginia public school divisions.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Office Mgr, Dept Teach & Learn


Name:

Barbara Webb


Location:

3101 EDUCATION BUILDING , NORFOLK, VA, 23503


Office:

757-683-3284


For General Inquiries:

reading@odu.edu


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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