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Description of Program

The K-8 mathematics specialist concentration at James Madison University leads to a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in K-8 Mathematics Specialization and allows candidates to meet the competencies required for the K-8 Mathematics Specialists endorsement through the Virginia Department of Education. The program consists of 36 hours: 15 hours of course work in mathematics, 15 hours of course work in mathematics education and 6 hours of an externship.

The Mathematics Specialist concentration at James Madison University is a cohort program. We will accept 25 students into the program. Those interested in applying should complete the graduate admission application provided by The Graduate School This program is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education.

Degree Offered

Master of Education (M.Ed.)


K-8 Mathematics Specialization

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