School of Education - George Mason University

Mathematics Education Leadership

The Mathematics Education Leadership program prepares graduates for leadership in the improvement of mathematics education at all levels in public and private schools, colleges and universities. The program places emphasis upon research and scholarly activity in the areas of Mathematics learning, Mathematics teacher learning, and Curriculum reform.

The Mathematics Education Leadership Program offers a concentration in mathematics education at the Master's Degree level, and a specialization in mathematics education at the Ph.D. level. The 30-credit Math Specialist Leader K-8 concentration is unique for individuals who desire part-time study to become specialists in the teaching and leadership of school mathematics. Students in the Mathematics Education Leadership Master's degree concentrations study teaching, research, curriculum, and mathematics content. They also explore school-based leadership issues in mathematics education.

There is also a specialization in Mathematics Education Leadership in the PhD in Education and Human Development Program. The PhD specialization in Mathematics Education Leadership focuses on issues in curriculum design and evaluation, the preparation and professional development of mathematics teachers, leadership in mathematics at all levels, and the design and evaluation of mathematics education research. This program prepares individuals for high level leadership positions in mathematics education including: college/university faculty and researchers, school and central office leaders, curriculum and instructional materials developers, state and national agency leaders, and mathematics education consultants.