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Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist

May 16, 2022

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Courses Required

$640

Cost Per Credit Hour

32

Total Credit Hours

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Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist

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The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, enables individual teachers to not only teach the students in their classroom, but also to have influence within their school and beyond as coaches, change agents, curriculum developers, and facilitators of job-embedded professional development. Teacher leaders develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and encourage their colleagues to join them on a journey to improve teaching and learning locally and further afield.

Completing this master’s degree will support you in:

  • Creating a network of colleagues who will support your development as a teacher,
  • Developing your knowledge and skills as a teacher leader,
  • Deepening your understanding of teaching and learning in elementary mathematics.

This online teacher leadership program, which can be completed in five semesters (including summers), are designed around a series of four core courses and two majors (Elementary Math Specialist and Digital and Connected Learning). Courses will be conducted during summer, fall, and spring sessions, both synchronously and asynchronously.

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Start Date

May 16, 2022

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Program Details

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The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, enables individual teachers to not only teach the students in their classroom, but also to have influence within their school and beyond as coaches, change agents, curriculum developers, and facilitators of job-embedded professional development. Teacher leaders develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and encourage their colleagues to join them on a journey to improve teaching and learning locally and further afield.

Completing this master’s degree will support you in:

  • Creating a network of colleagues who will support your development as a teacher,
  • Developing your knowledge and skills as a teacher leader,
  • Deepening your understanding of teaching and learning in elementary mathematics.

This online teacher leadership program, which can be completed in five semesters (including summers), are designed around a series of four core courses and two majors (Elementary Math Specialist and Digital and Connected Learning). Courses will be conducted during summer, fall, and spring sessions, both synchronously and asynchronously.

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Admissions

Admission into the Elementary Mathematics Specialist major is based on the academic accomplishments of the applicant as well as the alignment of the applicant’s goals with the goals of the program. Students are selected based on the strengths of their application and their fulfillment of the specific admissions requirements listed below.

Application requirements:

  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university,
  • Three official letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant’s potential as a teacher leader in elementary mathematics,
  • Submission of an official goal statement related to the program, including professional goals and interest in this specific program,
  • Professional vita,
  • Record of initial certification in elementary or early childhood education with 18 months of successful teaching experience.

Note: the 18 months of experience must be completed by the end of the program.

Applications will be due by April 15 the semester prior to program entrance, although candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will be admitted for a summer start only.

Applicants will be reviewed by a committee of department faculty using a standardized review rubric in which the reviewer will assess the candidate based on: 1) the applicant’s fulfillment of the required admittance criteria; 2) the applicant’s fit with the program’s goals; and 3) the applicant’s potential for success in the program. Reviewers will indicate an overall admissions recommendation for each applicant. Final admissions decisions based on reviewer recommendations will be made by the program coordinator.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist requires 32 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $640.

Total Degree Cost

$20,480 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $640
3 $1,920
6 $3,840
9 $5,760

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Master of Arts degree in Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Education Professor
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Middle School Teacher
Projected Growth: 3-4%

Special Education - Preschool
Projected Growth: 8% or higher *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Elementary and Secondary
Projected Growth: 3-4%

Tutor
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Elementary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 3-4% *Bright Outlook

Special Education Teacher
Projected Growth: 8% or higher *Bright Outlook

Instructional Coordinator
Projected Growth: 5-7% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Postsecondary
Projected Growth: 3-4%


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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