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Elementary Mathematics Specialist Graduate Certificate

About This Program

Utah State University's online Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Certificate is designed for graduate students and professionals to strengthen their mathematics content, pedagogy and leadership knowledge and expertise to serve as leaders in elementary mathematics. As outlined in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) standards, Elementary Mathematics Specialists are "teachers, teacher leaders, or coaches who are responsible for supporting effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels."


Students who complete the EMS Certificate program will receive a graduate-level certificate as an Elementary Mathematics Specialist that is aligned with national standards. The program is offered completely online. Participants may complete the 24-credit EMS Certificate in one year. USU's EMS Certificate is available as a stand-alone program, and is also complementary to USU's Master of Education degree. In addition, USU's EMS Certificate is complementary to the Elementary Mathematics Endorsement and the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement awarded by the Utah State Board of Education.

Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Patricia.

Patricia Moyer-Packenham

Patricia Moyer-Packenham
Professor of Mathematics Education
(435) 797-2597
patricia.moyer-packenham@usu.edu