Why ODU for a Mathematics Specialist Endorsement?

Designed for educators interested in expanding their expertise in mathematics education leadership, this program will increase your content knowledge and enhance your teaching and leadership skills.

Strengthen your ability to:

  • Re-examine connections among key concepts in preK-8 curriculum
  • Leverage processes and practices for developing content understanding
  • Use effective tasks to enhance students' mathematical confidence
  • Gain a deeper understanding of students’ mathematical thinking and cognitive development

This endorsement is designed for educators with a Virginia teaching license.

* Note: This program is not available in the state of Washington.

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Required Courses

  • 21 credit hours

You will take five math content courses and two STEM leadership courses.

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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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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

Want to get started now?

You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.