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What does it cost?

Learn more about the cost of an online endorsement, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

Five courses, 15 semester hours

All required classes to earn an endorsement can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Online K-5 Mathematics Endorsement

Talk to enrollment coach
404-413-4393
[email protected]

Talk to the program coordinator
Naomi A. Jessup, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
[email protected]
404-413-8221

The 15-hour online kindergarten through 5th grade mathematics endorsement program prepares you to hold the Georgia Professional Standards Commission endorsement and may qualify you for salary incentives in your district when available.  The courses will develop your pedagogical content knowledge, mindset and instructional capabilities as an effective and equitable elementary mathematics teacher.

You will take four courses that focus on the key domain of elementary mathematics and one course that serves a field placement where you will apply in your classroom the concepts covered with supportive feedback. All required courses are completed online. The K-5 mathematics endorsement can be completed as a stand-alone program or embedded in a graduate degree such as an M.Ed., Ed.D. or Ph.D.

You must hold a clear, renewable teaching certificate, level 4 or higher in one of the following areas: early childhood education, middle grades – mathematics or special education general curriculum/early childhood education. One year of teaching experience is required.

Program Highlights

Preparing, Supporting and Retaining Elementary Mathematics Specialists (PSREMS) is a five-year project involving partnerships among Georgia State, Gwinnett County public schools and the non-profit Corners Outreach that is funded by the National Science Foundation. The project increases the number of Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMSs) in high-need urban schools. EMSs, who are highly effective mathematics teachers and teacher leaders in elementary schools, have the potential to systemically improve mathematics education by positively influencing teachers’ instruction at their school sites and across the district and by enhancing student achievement. Preparation and support are provided to the EMSs in part through the completion of the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement program.

Program Details
  • Online application
  • Application fee of $50
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience
  • Proof that you are eligible for the certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript(s): Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

This endorsement is intended for teachers who hold a clear, renewable certificate, level 4 or higher in one of the following areas: early childhood education, middle grades — mathematics, or special education general curriculum/early childhood education.

The program includes five courses, with four focused on concentrated study of elementary mathematics and one serving as a field placement. The Kindergarten through 5th Grade (K-5)

Mathematics Endorsement may be completed as a standalone program or embedded in a graduate degree such as an M.Ed. or Ed.D.

For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

Affording Your Online Endorsement
Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student's future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances, and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

Learn more about the cost of an online endorsement, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study.

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Corporate Assistance
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University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
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Successful completion of the endorsement program leads to the addition of the Georgia K-5 Mathematics Endorsement to your teaching certificate.  You will be prepared to serve as an effective and equitable elementary mathematics teacher and teacher leader in your school and community, through the development of your in-depth content knowledge of elementary mathematics, identity and agency as a teacher and instructional capabilities.

Description

Careers

We help students become effective and equitable mathematics teachers and teacher leaders in their schools and communities. Professionals who have completed our program have become instructional coaches, master teachers in their classrooms and grade levels, curriculum specialists, grade level leaders and chairs, and have filled other roles in schools and districts.

Contacts

Online Programs

LaToya & Moisés
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
[email protected]

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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Naomi A. Jessup, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
[email protected]
404-413-8221

Early Childhood and Elementary Education
[email protected]
404-413-8020

 

Mailing Address & Office Location
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 550
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

College of Education Logo140 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.