More than 550 teachers have earned Master’s degrees to receive the Mathematics Specialist endorsement. The following universities offer Mathematics Specialist Preparation programs that are derived from the Coalition white paper and the course work developed by the National Science Foundation supported course development teams. The contact person for each program is provided: VT, Betti Kreye; VCU, Aimee Ellington; GMU, Courtney Baker; NSU, Phillip McNeil; JMU, Ann Wallace: W&M, Margie Mason: ODU, Melva Grant; and LU, Maria Timmerman.
Brief descriptions of cohorts scheduled at the various universities follow:
- GMU offers five courses each year for prospective Mathematics Specialists. Approximately 30 students are in a non-cohort model program that permits teachers to complete the program on a self-paced manner.
- Longwood University started a new cohort in January 2015.
- VCU started a new cohort with 20 students in June 2015.
- Old Dominion University completed a cohort with 10 teachers from Virginia Beach in June 2015 and has an ongoing cohort of 18 teachers from Norfolk public schools.
- Virginia Tech completed the first year of its fourth cohort of Mathematics Specialists. Their cohorts have met in Montgomery County, Roanoke City, Abingdon and on the Virignia Tech campus.