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What is a math specialist leader?

A math specialist leader is a teacher who can work in a variety of math leadership capacities as a coach and interventionist. These individuals provide ongoing professional development to school stakeholders to improve mathematics instruction and advocate for research-informed, effective practices.

Who is this degree for?

  • Current teachers who want a “mathematics specialist leader” endorsement
  • K-8 educators who want to become math leaders, math coaches, math curriculum directors, curriculum specialists, or learning facilitators in their schools or districts
  • High school educators who would like to gain new skills in math education, and do not want an endorsement

Why math leadership education at George Mason University?

  • Our program is designed for working professionals
  • Courses are 100% online
  • 15% tuition discount for Virginia educators
  • World-class faculty at an accessible cost
  • Study at Virginia’s largest and most diverse university


Is this program only for K–8 mathematics educators?

No! While the program is designed for K–8 educators, high school mathematics teachers have found the course work provides valuable and transferable skills. Please note that both the master’s degree content and the Virginia math specialist endorsement are designated K–8 only.

What if I already have a master’s degree and am looking to take additional courses for the math specialist endorsement?

Teachers who already have master’s degrees should have their transcripts evaluated by the state department of education to determine which courses are still needed for the math specialist endorsement. The Academic Program Coordinator can assist with developing a program of study once an evaluation has been completed. Contact us for additional support.

Can I transfer my math specialist course work from other programs into my master’s degree at Mason?

You may be able to transfer up to 12 credits from a Virginia partner institution. A transfer is dependent upon the approval of the academic program coordinator. Credits cannot have been used toward a previous master’s degree and must follow policies for transfer credit.

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