Elementary Mathematics Specialist


 

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The goals of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist are to strengthen mathematical content knowledge, mathematical teaching methods, and leadership of elementary teachers for Grades K-6. The courses in this mathematics program emphasize deep learning of mathematical content as well as progressive mathematics pedagogy appropriate for elementary students.

 

Plans of Study 

Elementary Math Specialist Certificate

Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Mathematics Specialist

 

Prerequisites

Certificate Candidates

  • Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a Master’s degree
  • Documentation of current regular education teacher licensure in Elementary Education

Degree Candidates

  • Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Documentation of current regular education teacher licensure in Elementary Education.

 

Application for Admission and Information

For complete admission information and an application visit: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/

 

For More Information Please Contact:

Dr. Edna Meisel 
Associate Professor (Program Coordinator)
Marshall University
College of Education and Professional Development
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, South Charleston, WV  25303-1600
(304) 746-8983 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 68983
Email: meisele@marshall.edu

 

Mrs. Carolyn Schwarz (Program Secretary)
Phone: (304) 746-1996 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61996
Email:  cshwarz@marshall.edu

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this program?

The purpose of the program, in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education, is to provide elementary teachers with an avenue to attain an Elementary Mathematics Specialist endorsement on their teaching license. At this time, there is no Praxis II exam needed to attain this endorsement. The courses in the program include the learning of mathematics content and mathematics pedagogy for elementary grades K-6.

Is this program offered online?

The program is offered completely online. However, at this time, three of the courses are deemed virtual courses where some synchronous, online activities take place. It is planned that these three courses will become completely asynchronous courses within the year.

What are the goals and objectives of this program?

The goals and objectives of the program cover mathematics content in the areas of Numbers and Operations, Rational Numbers, Technical Mathematics, Algebra, and Geometry. The goals and objectives also cover mathematics pedagogy and technology that can be used in the mathematics classroom.

How were the program objectives determined?

The program objectives are determined through the guidance of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and objectives. Goals and objectives from the West Virginia Department of Education Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Mathematics and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are also used as guidelines for course content.

 

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