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:

  • 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 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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

State Licensure

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

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.