Program Description

This 30-credit program includes all required course work for state endorsement as a K–8 mathematics specialist. With both blended and 100% online program options, it is designed for working professionals, most of whom complete the degree in three years or fewer.

In this program you will:

  • learn skills that are 100% transferable to your context
  • engage with expert faculty who consistently spearhead change at all levels
  • gain knowledge and experience through mathematics content and leadership courses
  • participate in course work for your master’s degree and state endorsement

What it costs

The cost for this program is $709.70 per credit hour for VA state residents, $909.70 per credit hour for Non-VA residents. All of Mason’s tuition rates and fees can be found on our Student Accounts site.

Application Deadline

This program has a priority application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. The space available deadlines are August 15 for Fall and January 14 for Spring. For all application information and deadlines, see the CEHD Admissions site. 

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Program Summary

100 Percent Online

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Concentration: Mathematics Specialist Leadership

Degree: MEd

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 30 total

Who should apply?

This program is for those who already have teaching licenses in mathematics; it is not an initial licensure program (for initial licensure options please contact the Elementary Education or Secondary Education Program).


Program requirements are subject to change; please refer to the Mason Course Catalog for the most up-to-date requirements.

All of the courses for this program are offered as fully online synchronous courses. Availability varies per semester. Please contact your program advisor for more information.

Tuition (2022-2023)

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.

Career Opportunities

As a Mason student, you may contact the George Mason Career Services center for more career information and counseling.

Academic OfficeMathematics Education Leadership
Graduate School of Education
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Fax: (703) 993-9380
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Admission to graduate programs at George Mason University is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on the strength of their academic backgrounds, results of standardized exams (if required by the program), work experience, and any additional evidence of potential success in the program. Faculty admissions review is a holistic review of requirements as well as the applicant’s potential academic and professional success upon completion of the program.

At a minimum all admitted students must have:

  • An earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from official transcripts. Expectation of an earned baccalaureate prior to the first day of classes for the term for which the student is applying will also meet this requirement. See the graduate admissions policy (New Window) for more information.
  • A minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale in baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement may be higher for some graduate programs. The university, at its discretion, may additionally consider the difficulty of the baccalaureate degree, relevant work experience, and/or other evidence of ability to succeed in graduate study when evaluating the GPA requirement.
  • International students should reference Admission of International Students (New Window) for additional requirements.


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a US institution that is accredited by one of the organizations found here
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study (Some applicants with a lower GPA may be admitted provisionally if there is sufficient evidence of potential success)
  • One year of documented, successful teaching or related educational experience

Application Materials

  • All application materials must be submitted through Mason’s online graduate application. In addition to meeting general university admissions requirements (New Window), applicants will need to provide the requirements below. Please review the FAQ page for more information.To be considered for graduate studies, the following items are evaluated during the admission review process:
    • Graduate application and fee (New Window)
    • 750- to 1,000-word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
    • Current resume
    • Two letters of recommendation: Applicants should follow the instructions included in the online application to submit the recommendation forms directly to their recommenders. Mason does not accept paper recommendations. Recommendations should be professional or academic in nature.
    • Transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the United States. Please refer to the Office of Graduate Admissions information page (New Window) for specific requirements regarding uploading unofficial transcripts.
    • Applicants with transcripts from institutions outside of the United States could have additional requirements. Please refer to the How To Apply page (New Window) for specific requirements about submitting international transcripts, evaluations, and English language proficiency.

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact the CEHD Admissions Office at or (703) 993-2892.