Skip to main content

Programs

We See the Potential in You.
We see the builder and the healer, the artist and the activist, the scientist and the entrepreneur.
Norfolk State University
Secondary Education and School Leadership Programs

The SESL Department offers various multi-dimensional Master of Arts degrees in Urban Education.  In addition, teacher education is offered to assist in-service and pre-service school practitioners who are interested in acquiring state endorsements and enhancing their professional development. 

Larry T. Ferguson, Ph.D., COI
Chair, Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership
(757) 823-2926


Programs

Administration and Supervision PreK-12
The Administration and Supervision PreK-12 program is geared toward teachers wishing to become an administrator in PreK-12 settings. Teachers must have at least three years of full-time teaching and a full not provisional teaching license. Applicants must provide a copy of their Teacher’s License when applying as well as three performance evaluations. Forms are available through the Graduate School or the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership. Applicants may be admitted for enrollment in the fall and spring terms.

Community Counseling (Offered at Norfolk Naval Base and on campus)
This is an accelerated program designed for students interested in community counseling and family service agencies. Teacher certification is not required, applicable or available. Refer to the Graduate School for application deadlines for fall, spring and summer admissions.

Curriculum Development & Supervision
This program is designed for in-service teachers and/or school staff personnel who wish to be endorsed as a curriculum leader/ specialist/ supervisor or the equivalent.

Master of Arts in Subject Area Concentration (MASAC)
This program is designed for teachers pursuing their Master’s degree as well as interested in re-certification in their content area. Applicants must submit a copy of their teaching license as well as complete the Certificate of Preliminary Endorsement Form.

Master of Arts in Teaching -  Secondary Education This is an initial teacher certification program which enables its candidates to receive a Master's degree and certification in a subject content area and be qualified to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Professional School Counseling PreK-12
This program is designed for applicants wishing to become school counselors (not agency-based counselors) in Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve. Applicants may be admitted for enrollment in the fall and spring terms.

Requirements

Urban Education/Community Counseling
The Community Counseling program requires that applicants have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals
  • Resume
     

Urban Education/Administration and Supervision PreK-12
The Administration and Supervision PreK-12 program requires that applicants have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • The candidates are expected to have three years of experience as certified teachers prior to admission (provisional licensure is not accepted)
  • Copy of Teaching License
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals
  • Resume
     

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program
The MAT program requires that applicants have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Pass the Praxis Core/ VCLA / SAT/ ACT tests
  • Pass Praxis II (before finishing the program)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals
  • Resume
  • *Certificate of Preliminary Endorsement form completed by an advisor in the academic department of intended teaching discipline (This is completed before the interview to assess additional courses the applicant may need before attempted entry into the MAT subject area he/she wishes to pursue), found here.


Master of Arts Subject Area Concentration (MASAC)
The MASAC program requires that applicants have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Copy of Teaching License
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals
  • Resume
  • Complete a Certificate of Preliminary Endorsement form which has been completed by an advisor in the academic department of intended major (completed after the interview)


Urban Education/Professional School Counseling PreK-12
The School Counseling PreK-12 program requires that applicants have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals
  • Resume