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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 23. Licensure Regulations for School Personnel

8VAC20-23-650. Mathematics specialist for elementary and middle education.

Endorsement requirements. The candidate shall have:

1. Completed at least three years of successful, full-time teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school in which the teaching of mathematics was an important responsibility;

2. A Virginia license with a Mathematics – algebra I (add-on) or mathematics (secondary) teaching endorsement (6‑12); and

3. Either:

a. Graduated from a graduate-level approved mathematics specialist elementary and middle education preparation program - master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university required; or

b. Completed a graduate-level program in mathematics, mathematics education, or related education field - master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university required - with at least 21 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate mathematics coursework distributed in the following areas; (i) number and operations; (ii) rational numbers; (iii) geometry and measurement; (iv) probability and statistics; (v) algebra and functions; and (vi) at least nine semester hours of graduate coursework pertaining to mathematics education in mathematics instructional leadership, evaluation of mathematics curriculum and instruction, mathematical learning theory, and student assessment for mathematics.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-298.1 and 22.1-299 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 24, eff. August 23, 2018.

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