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Illinois Elementary Math Specialist Project

The Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program is a series of five courses that prepare teachers for the new Illinois State Board of Education Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement, which can be added to a 1-6 Professional Educators License (PEL). The program focuses on increasing mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge for teachers in grades 1­–6, and developing their tools and skills to become teacher leaders in their schools.

These courses are open to teachers with a PEL and at least one complete year of teaching experience. In addition, teachers require instructor approval to enroll. Please contact Kathleen Pitvorec by email at to see if you qualify.

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DateCourse TitleCollegeFormat
August 21 - December 1, 2023LRSC 594 - Special Topics: Number and Operations with Whole NumbersCollege of Liberal Arts & SciencesHybrid
January 8 - April 26, 2024LRSC 594 - Elementary Math Specialist Course 2College of Liberal Arts & SciencesHybrid