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Department of Teaching & LearningMath Specialist


Develop teachers interested in becoming teacher leaders and expanding their expertise in mathematics learning and teaching. This program will develop your leadership and mathematics content knowledge through learner-centered "doing" activities during class and in field-based experiences.


You'll have oppotunities for interaction and networking in your online courses and required practicum. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not.


Our faculty and staff are here to guide you throughout your educational journey and to help you achieve your academic and career goals.


For more information about admission, continuance, curriculum and cost, call 1-800-501-1207

  • Re-examine connections among key concepts in the preK-8 curriculum.

  • Facilitate professional learning & bridge the gap between research and practice

  • Support learners through culturally responsive pedagogy & reform-oriented instrudtion
  • Leverage processes & practices for developing content understanding.

  • Utilize effective mathematical tasks for optimal learning to enhance students' mathematical confidence

  • Gain a deeper understanding of students' mathematical thinking and cognitive development


Professor and Program Director

Melva Grant, Ph.D.

Melva Grant, Ph.D., is a second-career educator. For nearly two decades, she was an electrical engineer, developing ground-breaking technology in the private sector. In 1998, she shifted to the public sector, striving to improve K-12 mathematics learning and teaching for underserved students in urban environments. Grant has served as a teacher, consultant, and leader in education including: an urban high school, a state department of education, a non-profit organization, and now at Old Dominion University.

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