The Master of Science with an Elementary and Middle School Mathematics concentration is designed for current teachers with at least two years of successful teaching experience who want to improve their mathematics instruction; expand their knowledge of mathematics teaching and learning; and apply to the Virginia Department of Education for a K-8 Mathematics Specialist endorsement.

Program Focus

Our program is offered in a part-time, hybrid format (in-person and online class time) setting with flexible course scheduling and locations, making it perfect for individuals or school divisions seeking endorsement for a group of candidates. Students may enter the program under a non-degree seeking status and take up to six credits before applying to the program.

Career Paths

  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Mathematics Coach


Assessment in Mathematics, Mathematics Specialist Leadership, and Functions and Algebra for K-8 Teachers are just a few of the courses you’ll take to prepare you for a career as a school-based leader in mathematics education. Learn more about these and other courses:

Admission Requirements

Program Specific (Elementary & Middle School Mathematics)

  • Applicants must hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state and have at least two years teaching experience that includes some teaching of mathematics. To receive the state Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Specialist endorsement, a student must have at least three years teaching experience in which mathematics was an important part.
  • Once admitted into the program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. If a student falls below a 3.0, he or she is placed on academic warning and have until the end of the term to bring the GPA to a 3.0 or higher. If a student fails to bring the GPA up during this timeline, the student is dismissed from the program.

Longwood Graduate Student Admissions  

Applicants should review Longwood’s Graduate Student Admissions which include:  

  • Graduate Admissions Requirements
  • Application Procedures & Deadlines
  • Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid


Enrolling Semester

Fall: Deadline May 1
Spring: Deadline Oct. 1
Summer: Deadline Feb. 1

Costs & Financial Aid