About this Program

The Licensed Teacher program with a concentration in Secondary Education is designed for licensed teachers 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 participate in educational research in their schools. Completion of the program requirements leads to the upgrade of the teaching license to the Postgraduate Professional level. 

Program Highlights

  • Courses taught asynchronously online, in short-session format

  • A relevant curriculum taught by Ph.D. prepared faculty with classroom experience

  • A relevant curriculum taught by Ph.D. prepared faculty with classroom experience

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Science in Education
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$62,860 Median Salary

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.


What are the requirements to apply for Secondary Education for Licensed Teachers at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Secondary Education for Licensed Teachers should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university

  • A Virginia Collegiate Professional License or an equivalent from another state for middle school education or a secondary discipline. 

  • A general undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80

  • An application letter of interest

  • Official copies of all transcripts

  • A written essay on career goals (two pages) that demonstrates academic writing proficiency

  • Two letters of professional reference for this program of study

  • An interview with the graduate program director


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 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
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

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

Tuition Discounts

Teachers from qualified Virginia public school divisions can qualify for a partial tuition discount. Inquire for more information.


Associate Professor

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