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Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization
Preparing teachers to become Elementary Mathematics Specialists
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Designed for:

Meets the content requirements for the TSPC Specialization: Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) for Oregon.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Oregon teaching License

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

To receive an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization from TSPC:

  • 2 years
  • 24 credits
  • Completion of Practicum
  • Passing score on the Commission-approved multiple subjects exam

Begin your EMIL Specialization program:

Next term

Where you will take classes:

  • On-line/Hybrid

Licensing required:

Must hold a valid Oregon teaching license

Where this endorsement can take you:

  • Become an EMIL in grades K-8 in your school district

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. They will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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. They will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.

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