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:

  • English
  • mathematics
  • earth science
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • physics
  • history/social studies

Courses taken in this endorsement may be applied towards a master's degree in Education from ODU.

* Note: This program is not available in the state of Washington.

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Required Courses

  • 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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

State Licensure

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.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.