The Secondary Education Program at ODU considers diversity an educational resource, and our work in Hampton Roads mirrors a commitment to urban, rural, and suburban communities. Our current program has dynamic faculty members whose expertise resides in teaching, learning, and teacher education. It also offers flexibility in both online and face-to-face courses and attracts candidates who desire the challenges and rewards of teaching all students, including historically marginalized learners. Our graduates implement critical pedagogies and succeed in a range of educational settings.
Candidates will be able to demonstrate that learners are individual meaning makers and foster knowledge construction. They will be able to recognize families and communities as assests and engage them as allies in student learning.
Promote Self Reflection
Candidates will be able to reflect upon their own and PK-12 learners' lived experiences and culture in order to address both local and global critical issues.
Commitment to Teaching
Candidates will be able to demonstrate an ethic of care in choice of text and curriculum materials, instructional strategies, and classroom management techniques. They will be able to explain the role of caring in teaching and analyze their evolving beliefs.
Professionalism & Leadership
Candidates will be able to develop their voices as educators and citizens in the transformation of equity for all.