Mathematics Specialists are teacher leaders based in elementary and middle school settings who have strong preparation and background in mathematics and instructional strategies specific to grades K-8 and are prepared to serve in leadership roles.

Mathematics specialists serve as resources for professional development for teachers, curriculum development and implementation, and parent and community education.

Our program consists of 36 graduate credit hours: 15 credit hours in mathematics pedagogy, 15 credit hours in advanced mathematics, and 6 hours of an optional externship. Each cohort group is restricted to 25 participants.

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Dr. Ann Wallace

Dr. Ann Wallace
Program Coordinator 


  • Three years teaching mathematics,
  • Six hours of mathematics courses, and
  • Complete Praxis II for middle school mathematics.

To Apply:

Complete the online graduate admissions application and submit to Dr. Ann Wallace the following items:

  • Two letters of recommendation, and
  • A personal statement indicating why you want to enroll in the program (2-3 pages).

Mathematics Education Courses

MAED 626. Advanced Mathematics Instruction for K-8

MAED 627. Assessment of Learners (Leadership I)

MAED 628. Diverse Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

MAED 629. Professional Development of Adult Learners (Leadership II)

MAED 630. Research in Mathematics Education (Leadership III)

MAED 631. Externship in Education I (optional)

MAED 632. Externship in Education II (optional)

Mathematics Courses

MATH 502. Numbers and Operations for K-8

MATH 503. Algebra and Functions for K-8

MATH 504. Rational Numbers for K-8

MATH 505. Probability and Statistics for K-8

MATH 506. Geometry for K-8

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