Teacher Leadership: Elementary Math Specialist

Next Start Date May 16, 2022


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

Provide Effective Math Teaching and Learning

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.

Learning Formats
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Online Synchronous
Start Date
  • May 16, 2022

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Mathematics leaders at all levels of a school organization are vital for ensuring effective mathematics teaching and learning. The Master of Arts in Elementary Mathematics Specialist program is designed to prepare currently licensed teachers to be teacher leaders (either in informal or formal positions) in elementary mathematics.

The design of the courses and experiences included in the program combines opportunities for program participants to engage in: 1) an intensive study of mathematics concepts relevant to the elementary grades; 2) an examination of effective teaching practices for supporting meaningful and equitable mathematics learning for all students; and 3) targeted study of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be an effective teacher leader.

The program is designed for working professionals with courses offered online in both summer and during the school year. Courses during the school year are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate teachers’ work schedules.

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