Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Overview

The courses of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program emphasize deep learning of mathematical content as well as mathematics educational leadership and progressive mathematics pedagogy appropriate for teaching elementary students.

The Elementary Mathematics Specialist endorsement must be associated with a Master’s degree. The courses for this endorsement associated with a Master’s degree are offered through two different avenues. (1) Candidates can gain a Master’s Degree in Education by taking the required Elementary Mathematics Specialist courses as an area of emphasis along with master’s core and capstone courses for a total of 36 hours of course work (see table below). Or, if the applicant already has a master’s degree in education, candidates can gain a graduate certificate by taking only the required Elementary Mathematics Specialist courses for a total of 21 hours of course work. After finishing the program through either of these two avenues, candidates can apply for the Elementary Mathematics Specialist endorsement on their current, regular education, teaching license from the WV Department of Education. If a candidate is working towards endorsement in another state, the candidate must check with their state board of education to see if this program is compatible with that state’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist endorsement requirements.

If the candidate does not have a master’s degree and only wants to gain the graduate certificate, then the candidate can apply for an Elementary Mathematics Specialization endorsement on their current, regular education, teaching license. If a candidate is working towards endorsement in another state, the candidate must check with their state board of education to see if this program is compatible with that state’s Elementary Mathematics Specialization endorsement requirements.

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Plans of Study

Elementary Math Specialist Certificate

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

Mathematics Area of Emphasis Course Work

Mathematics Area of Emphasis Course Work

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

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