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Elementary Education with Mathematics Education Specialist Endorsement

This graduate program leads to a Master’s of Science in Education degree. Elementary major, with the Mathematics Specialist (PK-8) endorsement. This program is offered in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Sciences.

Elementary Education with Mathematics Education Specialist Endorsement


Description


What is Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialist Endorsement at ODU like?

This graduate program leads to a Master’s of Science in Education degree. Elementary major, with the Mathematics Specialist (PK-8) endorsement. This program is offered in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Sciences.

Program Highlights


What makes Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialist Endorsement at ODU unique?

  • Program is designed for teachers with a strong interest in teaching mathematics and at least three years of successful teaching

  • Program was developed jointly with ODU’s College of Sciences in order to build strong mathematics content along with student centered content pedagogy

  • Develop sound knowledge of the mathematical concepts, skills, and reasoning processes being taught

  • Understand how students learn mathematics across the spectrum of diverse populations

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

$57,110

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialist Endorsement at ODU?

MAPD 601:
Number and Operations for PK-8 Mathematics Specialists


This course will meet the requirements of students in the Master of Science in Education: PK-8 Mathematics Specialist Endorsement Program, and cannot be used for credit toward any degree offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The course introduces students to a number of topics in PK-8 mathematics and related pedagogical methods. Acknowledging that learning with understanding occurs through a process of establishing a solid knowledge base upon which to build, students will explore the many and varied ways in which PK-8 students may develop number sense. The focus will be upon the development of best practices for teaching mathematics. This requires that the student have knowledge of the content, use a variety of pedagogical approaches, and be able to select and utilize appropriate manipulatives and technological resources that will foster PK-8 student understanding.

STEM 661:
Mathematics Specialists as Teacher Leaders


The critical characteristics and responsibilities of Mathematics Specialists as teacher leaders will be explored. Structuring classroom assistance through peer coaching, mentoring, observations and conferencing will be highlighted to expand the prospective Mathematics Specialists

STEM 668:
Internship for Mathematics Specialist


An internship experience that provides mathematics specialists an opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to impact and improve the mathematics program of schools. Requires 150 hours of internship. Prerequisites: MATH 335.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialist Endorsement at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialist Endorsement should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Candidates must:

  • Have 3 years of successful classroom experience in teaching mathematics;

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university;

  • Hold the Virginia Collegiate Professional License or an equivalent license from another state.

  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.80 and an average of 3.00 in the major; and

  • Submit an application for graduate studies.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Virginia Educator's Discount


PK-12 educators working in a Virginia school division are eligible for the Virginia Educator’s Discount

Next Steps


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Graduate Program Director:


Name:

Sueanne Mckinney


Location:

3133 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4917


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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