Why ODU for Secondary Education?
If you have a a non-teaching bachelor's degree and want to gain a Virginia initial teaching license for grades 6-12 without getting a master's degree, this endorsement is for you.
This program prepares you for licensure in one of these content areas, which will be listed on the license:
- earth science
- history/social studies
Courses taken in this endorsement may be applied towards a master's degree in Education from ODU.
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- 34 credit hours minimum
Your coursework will include professional education, a practicum, and a Teacher Candidate Internship.
If you do not have a bachelor's degree in the content area you wish to teach, you will need to take additional courses.
Online Learning Environment
Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
This licensure-only program is designed for students who have a non-teaching bachelor's degree. It will prepare them to obtain a Virginia initial teaching license for grades 6-12.
If you live outside Virginia, we encourage you to check your state's teacher licensure requirements before applying to ODU.
Use these links to see if we have determined whether this program meets requirements in other states.
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How to Apply
This program is designed for Virginia teacher licensure. You will apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. A separate application to this endorsement program is required in accordance with Virginia Board of Education requirements. Please visit the department's website for details.