Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education
On-campus Degree Overview
The Ed.S. in K-8 Leadership in Mathematics Education is specialized mathematics teacher training to help educators 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 K-8 Mathematics Education Specialist 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.
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.