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Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization/Certificate
Meets the content requirements for the TSPC Specialization: Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) for Oregon for instructors teaching elementary math.
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Valid Oregon teaching License
To receive an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) Specialization from TSPC takes:
- 24 credits of EMIL coursework
- Passing score on the Commission-approved multiple subjects exam
- 3 years of teaching experience
Begin your EMIL Specialization program:
- Entrance to the EMIL program is available fall, winter, spring, and summer terms
Where you will take classes:
- Must hold a valid Oregon teaching license
Where this EMIL Specialization can take you:
- Graduates of the WOU EMIL program are prepared to serve as instructional coaches, math leaders, and math specialists in K-8 schools
- Apply your EMIL credits to a Master of Science in Education: EMIL
What you will learn:
Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders will know and deeply understand the mathematics of elementary school, how mathematics concepts and skills develop through middle school, will have foundation in pedagogical content knowledge and will be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. These math specialists will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.
- Know and understand deeply the mathematics of elementary school and how it develops through middle school, including knowledge teachers need in order to understand and support student learning of elementary mathematics.
- Have a foundation in pedagogical content knowledge as specified by the NCATE/NCTM Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.
- Be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. Graduate will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.
You can rely on the people behind the EMIL program to help you become a professional in the field of mathematics education. Ask us questions-about the process, about the field, or about your career. We look forward to your contributions to this field.