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Why ODU for Teacher Education?

If you have a non-teaching bachelor's degree, this online master's degree can get you started on a teaching career in Virginia.

You will choose an area of content concentration from:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth science
  • History/social science

You will receive training in both general teaching as well as your specific content area.

Many students have found this program to be a good fit as an online master's program for military service members and dependents.

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

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Best Schools for Online Teacher Education, Subject-Specific Degrees, 2020 - CollegeFactual.com

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 for in your content area.

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$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This program is designed for Virginia teacher licensure. You should have a non-teaching bachelor's degree in liberal arts or sciences. If your degree is in a different area, you may need to take prerequisite courses.

You will apply to ODU as a graduate student and submit a separate application to this program in ODU's Darden College of Education.

Want to get started now?

You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

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.