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Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Program
Common Core Graduate Mathematics Courses at WOU

Oregon's first TSPC approved Elementary Mathematics Specialist program (WOU News) (Statesman Journal article)

Click here for complete information on the WOU Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization program


Common Core Graduate Mathematics Courses

These primarily online graduate mathematics courses may be taken as part of the EMIL specialization program, as part of a Masters in Education, as part of your personal professional development plan or as a non-admit WOU student.

Contact advisors Dr. Cheryl Beaver (503-838-8404, or Dr. Laurie Burton (503-838-8345, for more information.

  MTH 611 Counting and Whole Number Operations: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
  MTH 612 Fractions and Proportions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
  MTH 613 Geometry and Measurement: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
  MTH 614 Statistics and Probability: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
  MTH 615 Patterns and Algebraic Thinking: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
  MTH 616 Algebra and Functions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)


EMIL Learning Outcomes

Content Knowledge:
EMIL professionals will know and understand deeply the mathematics of elementary school as well as how mathematics concepts and skills develop through middle school including specialized knowledge that teachers need in order to understand and support student learning of elementary mathematics as specified by the AMTE Standards for Elementary Math Specialists.

Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics: EMIL professionals will have a foundation in pedagogical content knowledge as specified by the NCATE/NCTM Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.

Leadership Knowledge and Skills: EMIL professionals will be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. They will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.