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English with Teaching Licensure (B.A.)

This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia. Licensure in English prepares students for a full range of secondary school teaching assignments. The program is accredited by the State of Virginia; in addition, Virginia has licensure reciprocity agreements with thirty other states, should the student leave Virginia. The program combines the usual requirements of a college major and minor. Students take courses in the English department (ENGL) of the College of Arts and Letters and Teaching and Learning department of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in English. Graduates of our program have been recognized for their teaching across the Hampton Roads schools.

English with Teaching Licensure (B.A.)


Description


What is English with Teaching Licensure at ODU like?

This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia. Licensure in English prepares students for a full range of secondary school teaching assignments. The program is accredited by the State of Virginia; in addition, Virginia has licensure reciprocity agreements with thirty other states, should the student leave Virginia. The program combines the usual requirements of a college major and minor. Students take courses in the English department (ENGL) of the College of Arts and Letters and Teaching and Learning department of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in English. Graduates of our program have been recognized for their teaching across the Hampton Roads schools.

Program Highlights


What makes English with Teaching Licensure at ODU unique?

  • Prepares reflective, equity-minded English teachers with strong disciplinary backgrounds

  • Provides opportunities to participate in field experiences in schools, as well as in university and community programs that aim to empower readers and writers

  • Offers an option of working toward a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate through Old Dominion University’s English Department

  • Invites alumni to participate in a teacher inquiry group that supports them in their professional growth and reflective practice as they transition from the university to the classroom

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.

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.

Instructional Coordinators

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Editors

$68,230

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Recreation Workers

$27,950

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Courses


What are some courses offered in English with Teaching Licensure at ODU?

ENGL 406:
The Teaching of Literature


This course is designed to provide an intensive examination of issues, approaches, and methods utilized in the teaching of literature, particularly literature written for children and young adults. Prerequisites: One 300-level literature course or permission of the instructor.

ENGL 455:
The Teaching of Composition, Grades 6-12


A study of the theory and practice of teaching writing. Special attention will be given to the ways effective teachers allow theories and experiences to inform their pedagogical strategies. Prerequisites: ENGL 300W or ENGL 327W or permission of the instructor.

TLED 451:
Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: English


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 English, grades 6-12, informed by national instructional standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning; 35 hours of teaching practicum required. Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290 or TLED 430 or SPED 313, 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 2.75.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for English with Teaching Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in English with Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Apply for and be admitted into the approved English teacher preparation program after 60 credits of coursework

  • Maintain the minimum required grade point averages (GPA):

    • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
    • A major/content GPA of 2.75 is required – all upper-division English courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Lower-division and English W courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
    • A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required – all professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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

Financial Aid


The U.S. Department of Education offers financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students here.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) offers financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students here.

The ODU Office of Financial Aid has a list of scholarships for current and prospective students here.

TEACH Grant


Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Click here to learn more.

Hattie Strong Foundation Scholarship


If you're interested in applying for the Hattie Strong Foundation Scholarship, click here. For more information, contact the Office of Clinical Experiences, 2345 Education Building, 757-683-3348.

The Virginia Scholarship Loan Program (VSLP)


The primary purpose of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is to provide financial support to students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career in one of the top five critical shortage teaching areas.  The critical shortage teaching areas are determined annually through the Supply and Demand Survey for School Personnel, based on data received by school divisions in Virginia. The application is received from VDOE each April. For more information, contact The Office of Clinical Experience, 2345 Education Building, 757-683-3348 or click here.

Student Loan Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers


Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Click here to learn more.

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Michelle Fowler-Amato


Location:

5030 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4030


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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