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Ed.S. in K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education

On-campus Degree Overview

Child with hand raisedThe goal of the Ed.S. K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education is to acquire knowledge and understanding of content knowledge and leadership in mathematics in order to assume the role of a school-based K-8 mathematics specialist. Coursework focuses on increasing a teacher's understanding of mathematics and how students develop a core knowledge base of concepts and processes within the discipline of mathematics, including: number systems and number theory, geometry and measurement, statistics and probability, functions and algebra, and discrete mathematics. The program is designed to meet the growing demand for trained mathematics specialists by providing competency-based courses that fulfill the requirements for a Virginia Mathematics Specialist endorsement.


25% Scholarship:
A 25% scholarship is available for individuals accepted to and enrolled in the Ed.S. in K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education for the 2014/15 academic year.

Specialist in K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education Highlights

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Length: 35 credit hours. May be completed in 24 months.
Format: Courses offered on campus. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Results: Educational Specialist degree and Virginia Mathematics Specialist endorsement
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K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education graduates will be able to:

  • Acquire a deep understanding of the mathematics they are teaching.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how it connects to higher levels of mathematics.
  • Exhibit a skillful use of methods to guide students in the learning.
  • Increase understanding of mathematics and how students develop a core knowledge base of concepts and processes within the discipline of mathematics that include: number systems and number theory, geometry and measurement, statistics and probability, functions and algebra, and discrete mathematics.
  • Develop coaching and leadership knowledge and skills needed to provide job-embedded professional learning opportunities and to improve mathematics programs at their schools, including addressing the needs of high and low-achieving students as well as the needs of diverse learners.