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Why ODU for Technology Education?

Technology teachers engage students with hands-on classroom activities that expose them to engineering, architecture, technology and applied sciences.

This endorsement is available to:

  • individuals who want to teach and need a teaching license, or
  • current teachers with a provisional license who desire a technical professional license.

This endorsement can also be earned along with our online Career and Technical Education Teaching master's degree

When you complete this program, you will qualify to apply for a Virginia teaching license to teach technology education. If you are outside Virginia, please check with your state's department of education for licensing requirements, or with your local district for professional education requirements.

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

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Required Courses

  • 46-48 credit hours

As part of your coursework, you will complete a student teaching internship in a middle or high school technology laboratory, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university faculty member. You must earn passing scores on the Virginia Licensure Test before the internship.

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.

Careers in Technology Education

With a technology education endorsement and teacher licensure, you will be ready to help students engage with science and technology. You will introduce students to engineering, architecture, and the sciences with hands-on learning in the classroom.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To apply for this endorsement, you must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, engineering technology, industrial design, industrial technology, physics, or a related field; and
  • apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking student.

To pursue this endorsement along with the Career & Technical Education Teaching master's degree, you should apply to the master's degree. Up to 12 credits may be used toward both the master's and endorsement.

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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.