About this Program

The master’s program in Secondary Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) concentration is for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to earn a Master of Science in Education degree and qualify for a Virginia Teaching license for grades K-12 in English as a Second Language. The program emphasis is teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Program Highlights

  • Supervised practicum (at your local school district)

  • Affordable tuition

  • NCATE accredited

AT A GLANCE
Degree Level
Graduate
Degree Earned
Master of Science in Education
Delivery Modes
On-Campus

Careers

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.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830 Median Salary

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

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.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

$56,800 Median Salary

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

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.

Alumni Careers

Norfolk Public Schools
Virginia Beach Public Schools
Chesapeake Public Schools

Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) with Initial Licensure at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Secondary Education (TESOL, K-12) 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:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher 

  • Qualifying ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis testing scores

Cost

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
Non-Resident
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

Contact

Professor

3109 EDUCATION BUILDING
NORFOLK, 23529