Jun 25, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement

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The program of study for the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement (K-6) includes 24 semester hours of coursework.  Each course links the course content to the Ohio Common Core Mathematics curriculum and effective classroom practice.  The courses are designed to prepare specialists capable of providing coaching and professional development in mathematics education for classroom teachers of mathematics in grades pre-kindergarten through grade six.  Teacher candidates will be involved in 90 hours of field experiences where they will use the knowledge and skills gained in the courses.  This endorsement may only be added to a valid teaching license in one of the following areas:  Kindergarten - primary, elementary or early childhood license, or middle childhood, high school, or adolescence to young adult mathematics teaching license.  Candidates must have a least three years of successful experience teaching mathematics under a standard teaching certificate or license.  Please note that to make the endorsement valid you must take the Ohio licensing exam for Middle Childhood Mathematics Content Knowledge.

The Mathematics Specialist Endorsement at Xavier is a 24 credit hour endorsement.  All courses requirements must be taken at the Graduate level.  The program requires 90 hours of documented field hours.  Graduate level coursework taken as part of the Mathematics Specialist Endorsement may be used towards the M.Ed. in Elementary Education.  Please refer to the counseling sheet for Masters in Elementary Education. 

Entrance Requirements:  Admission into Xavier University Graduate Program, Valid Ohio Teaching License, Documented Three Year Mathematics Teaching Experience.

Required Mathematics Specialist Courses for the Endorsement

Successful completion requires a B- or above and meets or exceeds expectations on key assessments.  (All courses are three (3) semester hours.)


    EDEL 550 and EDEL 551 are prerequisites for the subsequent classes.


  • EDEL 552 - Trigonometry, Algebra and Geometry II (15 field hours)
  • EDEL 553 - Geometry, Measurement and Probability (15 field hours)
  • EDEL 554 - Number Theory for Teachers (15 field hours)
  • EDEL 555 - Mathematics Specialist Practicum (30 field hours)
  • EDEL 556 - Algebra and Geometry for Teachers III (30 field hours)
  • EDEL 557 - Statistics, Action Research & Inquiry into Effective Practices  (15 field hours)

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