Mathematics Specialist Field Experience

Become a Mathematics Specialist and Instructional Leader
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Our EDUC 663 Math Specialist Field Experience online course includes how to

  • develop coaching practices
  • plan a professional development program
  • facilitate and assess evidence-based math programs

Our online Math Specialist Field Experience is designed to align with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a math specialist.

Spring: January 21 - April 3, 2020
Not Offered Summer Term
Tuition: $452 per graduate credit ($904 per course)
Spring Tuition Due - March 2020

*Background check required.

Online Course
Two semester hours of graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Tony Pickar and Michelle Dupree

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

We invite you to enroll in our course to meet your professional development goals if you need license renewal, graduate credits, or a refresher course.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

Prerequisite course: EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists

This course is the culminating capstone course for the Math Specialist Certificate

Our students include:

Elementary and middle school educators with a professional development goal of becoming a math specialist at the classroom, school, or district level.

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered twice each year (spring and fall).

What Our Students Say

"Getting the opportunity to step into a coaching role for the first time was a life-changing experience. Designing my own observation form and then applying it to a classroom setting followed up with a debriefing conversation provided me with a relevant glimpse into the role of an Instructional Math Coach."
~ Victoria Johansen

"I want to thank Michelle for always writing such thoughtful feedback on assignments.  Good grades are nice, but what I really look forward to is reading the feedback."
~ Rebecca Capizzi

Textbooks to Purchase

Purchase the following paperbacks from an online book store such as or the publisher.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. ISBN: 978-0873537742

McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning). (2010). What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning. (3rd Edition). Solution Tree. ISBN-13: 978-1935249955

No travel to campus - 100% Online
  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.