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M.Ed. in Leadership in Mathematics Education

Unlock Potential Through Leadership in Mathematics Education

You’re shaping tomorrow for your students. Invest in brighter possibilities for you too. Regent’s Master of Education – Leadership in Mathematics Education is designed for the K-8 classroom teacher who wants to improve and expand instructional skills in mathematics. Coursework will equip you to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the mathematics you are teaching and how they connect to higher levels of math.

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August 23, 2021
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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Capitalize on a higher salary teaching a subject your passionate about.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Enjoy opportunities in public and private schools and communities.

DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING INSTRUCTION

Enhance mathematical literacy through active learning.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 5 online graduate education programs in Virginia for seven consecutive years. Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this in-demand degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies program are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023.

On completing the Master of Education – Leadership in Mathematics Education program, you will be able to:

  • Understand disciplines of math that include number systems and theories, geometry, statistics, algebra, and discrete math.
  • Apply contemporary teaching methods used to guide students, both high- and low-achieving.
  • Develop coaching and leadership knowledge and skills needed to help improve school mathematics programs.

Career Opportunities

  • K-8 Math Teacher
  • Math Consultant
  • Math Tutor
$63Thousand
Mean annual wage for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
Essential characteristics, skills, and dispositions needed to maintain effective math education leadership roles in K-8 schools. In-depth review of national and state mathematics standards. On-site professional development models discussed with primary emphasis on the Content-Focused Coaching model by Lucy West. Cross-listed with EADM 647.
Field-based experience to develop and demonstrate skills for carrying out effective mathematics coaching in K-8 schools. Review of literature on best practices and case studies, and self-critique of videotaped coaching sessions. Cross-listed with EADM 648.
Technology resources for learning mathematics and for leaders of mathematics education. Instructional applications through online resources, hand-held resources, and software packages that target the mathematical development of K-8 teachers and students. Includes management technologies for the mathematics leader. Cross-listed with EADM 653.
Discusses big picture mathematics curricular design ideas, including history of mathematics curriculum, development of national and state standards, curriculum frameworks, and implementation of effective practices into K-8 schools. Reviews recent developments, research, and theoretical foundations of curricular concepts and practices in mathematics. Cross-listed with ECUR 601.
Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Education.

Before the awarding of a degree, successfully complete a culminating experience. For most, the project will consist of providing evidence, in the form of a portfolio, that critical program competencies have been met. Cross-listed with EFND 698.

Discusses math standards and curriculum, as well as methods for diagnosis, remediation, instructional design and curriculum adaptation. Identify students with math difficulties; conduct record reviews and interviews; administer and interpret formal and informal tests; write reports; and design, implement and critique instruction.

Historical numeration systems, base systems, representing numbers, combining numbers, relationships among numbers, and the nature of large and small numbers. Includes children's thinking, how they learn this basic mathematics, their problem-solving strategies, and how they construct their understandings of the base ten number system and arithmetic. Cross-listed with MATH 641.

Mathematical reasoning and geometric ideas through the study of topics in Euclidean geometry and measurement. Provides an appreciation for topics in other geometries such as nonEuclidean, fractal, and computational. Includes evaluating geometric thinking in grades K-8 using the van Hiele model of geometric thought. Prerequisite: MATH 549. Cross-listed with MATH 642.
The mathematical underpinnings of algebra: patterns, variables, and functions. Includes modeling and interpreting graphs of linear and nonlinear functions (quadratic, polynomial, and exponential growth and decay) as well as analyzing, interpreting, and assessing children’s algebraic thinking in both written and oral communication. Prerequisite: MATH 549. Cross-listed with MATH 644.
Basic number strands in fractions and rational numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions as identified in K-8 national and state standards. Includes interpretation, computation, and estimation to develop rational number concepts, skills, and proportional reasoning. Prerequisite: MATH 541. Cross-listed with MATH 649.

Counting (i.e., combinatorics), probabilistic structures, data analysis and reasoning. Includes common misconceptions in children's learning and K-8 classroom applications to meet national and state standards. Includes interpreting children's probabilistic thinking, understanding how they learn these concepts and how to help build problem-solving strategies. Prerequisites: MATH 542 & MATH 544. Cross-listed with MATH 651.

Includes topics in discrete mathematics and implementation in both K-8 classrooms and in professional development programs for teachers. Review of national recommendations in discrete mathematics for schools, related educational literature, and how best to implement discrete mathematics in schools. Prerequisite: MATH 551. Cross-listed with MATH 663.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Application Process – M.Ed. in Leadership in K-8 Mathematics Education

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Active Teaching License
Please send a copy of your active teaching license to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master’s Application Pieces.

Step 4: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 6: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.


Important Information

FBI Background Check: An FBI background check is now required for individuals to fulfill practicum requirements during the program. The FBI background often takes several months to process and complete. Please be sure to begin this process as soon as possible to ensure practicum hours can be completed in a timely manner. Learn more.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Licensure Requirements

Must hold a valid Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state and have taught for a minimum of three years in which the teaching of mathematics was an important area of responsibility.

“A great teacher learns how to love and care for the students. At Regent this isn't only taught as our responsibility to others but it is modeled. The caring instructors seek to grow leaders with a Christian worldview and a heart to serve others.”

Wilbur Chapman, M.Ed., 2011 TESOL

“One of my professors actually called me while I was in the program. That really opened up the door for me. Even though I'm doing this online, I still have a person and a face to talk to. Just having those lines of communication is awesome.”

Rahni Jenkins, MA, 2016

“There’s an atmosphere of excellence at Regent.”

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

“I just can't say enough about the program—it's everything I wanted.”

Gary Maestas, Ed.D., 2010 K-12 School Leadership

“The Virginia Beach City Public Schools cohort of ESL teachers in training was the perfect platform in which to study and learn. Upon completion of my last TESOL class, I was blessed with the opportunity to join the ESL staff of VBCPS. The amazing faculty of Regent's TESOL department helped make it possible.”

Altina Suber, M.Ed., 2015 Teacher