Why ODU for a Mathematics Specialist Endorsement?
This program will increase your knowledge and enhance your teaching and leadership skills. It is for educators interested in expanding their expertise in mathematics education leadership.
Strengthen your ability to:
- study mathematics for deepening content knowledge and awareness of mathematical connections;
- engage ALL math learners (kids, adults, and differently abled) in productive struggle and sense making;
- support teachers and administrators to improve mathematics learning and programs in schools; and
- investigate mathematics learning and teaching and use findings for improvement.
This endorsement is designed for educators with a Virginia teaching license.
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- 21 credit hours
You will take five math content courses and two courses in education.
Online Learning Environment
Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
With a mathematics specialist endorsement, you may be able to serve as a:
- Mathematics specialist
- Mathematics resource teacher
- Mathematics coach
Keep in mind that professional license requirements may vary by state.
This licensure-only program is designed for educators with a Virginia teaching license who want a mathematics specialist endorsement.
If you live outside Virginia, we encourage you to check your state's teacher licensure requirements before applying to ODU. Use these licensure links to explore whether this program may help you obtain a teaching endorsement in other states.
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How to Apply
This program is intended for licensed teachers in Virginia. To apply to this endorsement program, you should:
- Have a master's degree
- Have three years of successful classroom experience in teaching mathematics
- Hold the Virginia Collegiate Professional License or an equivalent license from another state