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Old Dominion University

Program in Reading Education

Norfolk, VA

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Old Dominion University

Overview

Old Dominion University / Program in Reading Education is located in Norfolk, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Reading specialist

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Virginia Reading Specialist Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
18
Accepted
18
Enrolled
75%

Applying

18
Application Fee - Domestic
0
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 15th No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, 2.8 overall; 5-year renewable teaching certificate; official transcripts; 2 letters of reference; essay

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
98%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.82%
Black or African American 18.31%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.41%
Unknown 2.82%

Gender

Male (2%)
Female (97%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 12
Male (2)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Metacognition and reading, strategies for improving comprehension in reading science, reading in content areas, vocabulary instruction for adolescents, literacy with special needs children, Reading First instruction, reading in the content area, vocabulary, diversity and literacy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
150,000

Location & Contact

Address 145 Education Building
Norfolk, VA  23529
United States
Contact Dr. Tami Al-Hazza
Graduate Program Director
Email: reading@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-3228
Fax: 757-683-5862