of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) - Master of Arts, M.A. Elementary Mathematics
This variation of the Education Strand of the Master
of Arts degree in Teaching and Teacher Education meets the requirements
of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement granted
by the Arizona Department of Education for teachers who are
currently certified in elementary education or special education.
Students take the 9 units of college and major core courses
required of all TTE majors. The 18 units of mathematics and
mathematics education courses required for the endorsement are
part of the supporting coursework for the degree. See also the
(Middle/High School) Math Specialist in Teacher Mentoring Program.
Community College (Mesa, AZ) - Math Specialist Endorsement (K-8)
This program is designed for Elementary or Special Education
certified teachers to teach math up to grade 8. Required Course
(3 credits): EDU249 Methods & Curriculum Development for
Math, plus 15 credits of Math Elective Courses. Other requirement
include: passing the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam (AEPA)
and Middle Grades Mathematics subject knowledge test.
Salado College (Online) (Tempe, AZ) - K-8 Math Specialist Endorsement
If you have a degree from another state and would like
to become certified in Arizona, Rio Salado College has courses
that can help you meet Arizona Standard Elementary, Secondary,
and Special Education certification requirements, including
the attainment of a math specialist endorsement.
San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) - The Mathematics Specialist Certification Program
The SDSU Elementary Mathematics Specialist Certificate Program is a two-year program designed specifically for elementary school teachers. The PDC offers two programs: the Mathematics Specialist Certificate Program (MSCP) for Upper Elementary (4-6) grade level teachers and the Primary Mathematics Specialist Certificate Program (PMSCP) for Primary (K-3) grade level teachers.
of Georgia (Athens, GA) - Elementary and Middle School Advanced
Mathematics Teaching Specialist
The University of Georgia Department of Mathematics
and Science Education offers MEd and EdS degrees for practicing
elementary and middle school teachers at the Griffin campus.
The overall purpose of the degree programs is to provide a discipline-focused
program of graduate study to prepare advanced mathematics teaching
specialists at the elementary and middle school levels. Click here for specific admission requirements.
Illinois (Chicago Public Schools)
University (Chicago, IL) - CPS K-5 Math Specialist
DePaul's School of Education offers a sequence of four
courses for practicing teachers who have a K-9 elementary teaching
certificate and who plan to teach mathematics in grades K through
5. The program will enable participants to complete all requirements
for a CPS K - 5 mathematics specialization, and it will enhance
their ability to teach mathematics to children. Teachers who
aim to become leaders in the reform of mathematics education
may include these courses in a Master's degree program in Curriculum
University (Chicago, IL) - Grades K-5 Mathematics & Science
Certification Enhancement Program
The NLU Grades K-5 mathematics specialization program
path is designed for certified teachers who want to broaden
their expertise in mathematics teaching. Teachers will examine
the latest methods for teaching mathematics using the best current
research and practice. They will analyze curricular programs
to make sure that the most important mathematical topics and
problem solving processes are thoroughly addressed. They will
build up their own knowledge of critical concepts in mathematics
to be better able to differentiate instruction, modify lessons,
and extend student learning in challenging ways.
McDaniel College (Westminster, MD) - Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Program
The Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) Program is a specific option within McDaniel's graduate Elementary Education Program. The course sequence does not lead to initial teacher certification. EMIL courses are designed for certified elementary or early childhood educators who seek positions as mathematics instructional leaders and math specialist teachers at the elementary school level. The program was created through the Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project (EMS&TL) supported by The
of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) - Master of Arts
in Education with a Concentration in K-8 Mathematics Instructional
The Howard County Public
School System (Ellicott City, MD) has partnered with UMBC
to develop a Master of Arts in Education or graduate certificate
program to expand mathematics content knowledge especially in
the areas of inquiry pedagogy, culturally responsive instruction
and leadership in mathematics. The MAE with a concentration
in Mathematics Instructional Leadership is a graduate degree
program designed for practicing teachers who wish to enhance
and develop professional practices and content understanding
in the field of mathematics. This (second) cohort program is aligned to Maryland's Mathematics Instructional Leader, Grades PreK-6 and 4-9 endorsements (effective: October 4, 2010). The course work includes 18
credits in mathematics education and 18 credits
of core education/leadership courses.
of Michigan-Dearborn (Dearborn, MI) - MA in Education with a specialization in Mathematics Education Enhancement and Leadership
This program welcomes teachers who are certified at the elementary or secondary level with a mathematics endorsement, who are interested in becoming more learned in the teaching and learning of mathematics across all levels, K-12, and who may in the future seek mathematics education roles in schools or school districts. The program provides stimulating, collegial, research- and practice-based learning centered on national and state frameworks.
of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI) - Mathematics for Elementary Education
The vision for the EDM program is that all future K –
8 teachers will: discover that mathematics makes sense and is
interesting and valuable; have a profound understanding of foundational
mathematics; make effective use of best pedagogical practices
following the NCTM Principles & Standards; use the language
of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely both
orally and in writing; become leaders in mathematics education
to effect positive change in their communities; and, most importantly,
guide children to success with mathematics.
East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - Elementary School Mathematics Graduate Certificate Program
The Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) assists teachers in developing their teaching, in working toward National Board Certification, and in becoming a teacher leader. This MAEd in Mathematics is designed for teachers of K-5 mathematics. The MAEd is designed to be completed in three years while the graduate student continues to teach in her or his classroom. It is possible to attend full-time and finish the degree more quickly and we have had some finish in three summers and two academic years. Courses are offered in a variety of means to accommodate busy professionals who live a distance from ECU: on campus (including Saturday classes), off campus, via video network, and over the internet. Following are degree requirements for secondary teachers (Minimum degree requirement is 39 semester hours of credit).
The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) - UNC Master of Education for Experienced Teachers (M.Ed.) and the Elementary Mathematics Add-on Licensure Program
There are two options for experienced teachers to obtain the North Carolina Elementary School Mathematics Add-On License: 1) Complete the UNC Master of Education for Experienced Teachers (M.Ed.) program with a specialty in elementary mathematics (Elementary teachers who successfully complete the program requirements earn an M.Ed., the recommendation for master’s level licensure in elementary education, and the elementary mathematics add-on license), or 2) Complete the Elementary Mathematics Add-on Licensure program to receive the elementary mathematics add-on license. In either option, the Elementary Mathematics Add-on License program includes six courses totaling 18 graduate credit hours that meet the requirements for the elementary mathematics add-on license and are focused on the mathematical knowledge needed for successful teaching of mathematics at the elementary level.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) - Elementary School Mathematics Graduate Certificate Program
The Elementary School Mathematics Graduate Certificate Program is an 18-hour program that meets all of the requirements for the North Carolina Elementary School Mathematics Add-On License. The 18 hours can either be taken as a Graduate Certificate, or can be part of a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. The program has been developed in order to: deepen teachers' and teacher-leaders' knowledge of mathematics content related to the topics in the elementary mathematics curriculum, develop teachers' and teacher-leaders' pedagogies to more effectively teach elementary mathematics learners, and to equip teachers and teacher leaders with leadership skills to be effective leaders of elementary mathematics instruction.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) - Master of Teacher Education with a concentration in Elementary Mathematics Education
The Master of Education with a concentration in Elementary Mathematics Education can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The 33 hour program is aimed to develop elementary teachers' knowledge as it relates to K-5 learners of mathematics. The program is also oriented toward improving results in teaching practice, as well as gaining critical knowledge, skills, and dispositions, in action research, professional development, leadership, and working successfully with diverse learners in schools.
State University at Newark (Newark, OH) - P-6 Mathematics Specialist
The P-6 Mathematics Specialist Endorsement prepares
candidates to serve in leadership roles in schools as classroom
coaches, mathematics teacher leaders, curriculum or professional
development providers, and more. The endorsement can be attached
to early childhood licenses or certificates, middle childhood
licenses or certificates, or AYA mathematics licenses or secondary
mathematics certificates. Consider the P-6 Mathematics Specialist
Endorsement if you are one of those K-12 mathematics teachers
interested in redirecting your teaching career toward working
with elementary schools and teachers to improve the mathematics
learning of students. For more information
Hills State University (Spearfish, SD) - MSCI Math Specialist
The MSCI Math Specialist plan of study offers core
courses online and specialization courses in a site based format.
This is a focused plan of study dealing with math instruction
at all levels. The MSCI Math Specialist program meets the South
Dakota requirements for designation as a Math Specialist.
See TX SBEC's list of Approved
Master Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs
University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) - Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) Masters Degree Program
For each of the three calendar years a teacher is enrolled, the VMI provides four courses, two during the summer and one each semester during the academic year. Each course awards three graduate credits. The two summer courses comprise a “Summer Institute” that runs for two weeks (10 days) at 8 hours per day. The two academic year courses each meet on three Friday-Saturday “VMI weekends” during the fall and spring semesters, again for 8 hours each day. Upon satisfactory completion of the three-year program, a teacher will have earned the 36 graduate credits required for the Master's Degree. Click here for the application.
of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) - Math Specialist (K-8)
A teacher may earn a Masters of Arts in Education as
a K-8 Math Specialist through the College of William and Mary
program. Satisfactory completion of all program requirements
will lead to endorsement as a K-8 Mathematics Specialist through
the Virginia Department of Education. A teacher who already
has a Masters Degree in a related field may submit
their credentials to the Virginia Department of Education for
evaluation after completing the five math courses and three
leadership courses required. The William and Mary Mathematics
Specialist program is relatively new, their first graduates
completed their program in Spring 2009. For any additional information
on this program, please contact
Dr. Margie Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mason University (Fairfax, VA) - Mathematics Specialist Leader
(K-8) Concentration (MSLR)
The 33-credit math specialist leader concentration
includes the required course work for state licensure as a K-8
mathematics specialist. Students study mathematics content and
mathematics pedagogy in the program. Students who apply for
math specialist licensure must have three years of successful
teaching experience and a graduate degree. Read program FAQs.
Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) - Master of Education
in K-8 Mathematics Specialist
The Master of Education program that leads to K-8 Mathematics
Specialist endorsement begins Summer 2009. Mathematics Specialists
are teacher leaders based in elementary and middle school settings
who have strong preparation and background in mathematics and
instructional strategies specific to grades K-8 and are prepared
to serve in leadership roles. Mathematics specialists serve
as resources for professional development for teachers, curriculum
development and implementation, and parent and community education.
University (Farmville, VA) - K-8 Mathematics Curriculum and
The K-8 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants
to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge
and skills in mathematics. Completion of this program may lead
to the Postgraduate Professional License and an add-on endorsement
as a K-8 Mathematics Specialist.
of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) - Math Specialist Program
For those who do not already have a Master's Degree, UVa offers
a Math Specialist M.Ed. program. The Mathematics Specialist
program at UVa is a 33 credit program leading to an M.Ed. degree
in mathematics education. The program will be offered in a cohort
model with candidates typically completing the program over
Virginia Commonwealth University
(Richmond, VA) - Masters Degree which includes endorsement as a Mathematics Specialist
Virginia Commonwealth University offers a masters' degree program to prepare experienced teachers to serve as Mathematics Specialists in grades k-8. The core program includes five mathematics courses that develop a deep understanding of k-8 mathematics, three education leadership courses that consider effective teaching and coaching, and an externship project. A number of mathematics and education courses designed for Mathematics Specialists are offered as electives to complete the 39 credit program. The program has been developed with support from the National Science Foundation and is offered as a part of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition's Statewide Masters Programs. The program has a robust enrollment, including 45 individuals in different cohorts who are scheduled to complete the program in spring 2013.
Tech (Blacksburg, VA) - Mathematics Specialist (K-8) Program
The Mathematics Specialist Program at Virginia Tech
is designed for in-service teachers in grades K-8. The program
is a cohort program made up of 33 hours of coursework focusing
on mathematics education leadership and mathematics content
specific to grades K-8. The Mathematics Specialist Program leads
to a Masters of Education Degree (MAED) or Education Specialist
Degree (EdS) in Curriculum and Instruction.