Elementary mathematics specialists are teacher leaders who are responsible for supporting effective pre-K–6 mathematics instruction and student learning. The specific roles and responsibilities of EMS professionals vary according to the needs and purposes of each setting, but their expertise and successful experience at the elementary level are critical. At the classroom level, an EMS professional may teach mathematics to elementary students in one or more grade levels or work with groups of students to provide remedial or enrichment support services. At the school or district level, EMS professionals may work primarily with teachers as coaches, in a professional development capacity or targeting school-wide improvement in mathematics.
- Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
- Three official letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant’s potential as a teacher leader in elementary mathematics
- Submission of an official goal statement related to the program, including professional goals and interest in this specific program
- Professional vita
- Record of initial certification in elementary or early childhood education with 18 months of successful teaching experience
Note: 18 months of experience must be completed by the end of the program
Applications will be due by the first business day after December 1st of the year prior to program entrance, although candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will be admitted for a summer start only.