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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Five courses, 15 semester hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn an endorsement can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

K-5 Mathematics Endorsement

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The 15-hour online kindergarten through 5th-grade mathematics endorsement program prepares you to hold the Georgia Professional Standards Commission endorsement and may qualify you for salary incentives in your district when available.  The courses will develop your pedagogical content knowledge, mindset and instructional capabilities as an effective and equitable elementary mathematics teacher.

You will take four courses that focus on elementary mathematics content and pedagogy and one course that serves as a field placement where you will apply in your classroom the concepts covered with supportive feedback. All required courses are completed online. The K-5 mathematics endorsement can be completed as a stand-alone program or embedded in a graduate degree such as an M.Ed., Ed.D. or Ph.D.

You must hold a clear, renewable teaching certificate, level 4 or higher in one of the following areas: early childhood education, middle grades – mathematics or special education general curriculum/early childhood education. One year of teaching experience is required.

Program Highlights

Preparing, Supporting and Retaining Elementary Mathematics Specialists (PSREMS) is a five-year project involving partnerships among Georgia State, Gwinnett County Public Schools and the non-profit Corners Outreach that is funded by the National Science Foundation. The project increases the number of Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMSs) in high-need urban schools. EMSs, who are highly effective mathematics teachers and teacher leaders in elementary schools, have the potential to systemically improve mathematics education by positively influencing teachers’ instruction at their school sites and across the district and by enhancing student achievement. Preparation and support are provided to the EMSs in part through the completion of the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement program.

Program Details


  • Online application
  • Application fee of $50
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience
  • Proof that you are eligible for the certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript(s): Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

This endorsement is intended for teachers who hold a clear, renewable certificate, level 4 or higher in one of the following areas: early childhood education, middle grades — mathematics, or special education general curriculum/early childhood education.

The program includes five courses, with four focused on concentrated study of elementary mathematics and one serving as a field placement. The Kindergarten through 5th Grade (K-5)

Mathematics Endorsement may be completed as a standalone program or embedded in a graduate degree such as an M.Ed. or Ed.D.

For information about the specific courses offered, view the catalog.

Successful completion of the endorsement program leads to the addition of the Georgia K-5 Mathematics Endorsement to your teaching certificate.  You will be prepared to serve as an effective and equitable elementary mathematics teacher and teacher leader in your school and community, through the development of your in-depth content knowledge of elementary mathematics, identity and agency as a teacher and instructional capabilities.



We help students become effective and equitable mathematics teachers and teacher leaders in their schools and communities. Professionals who have completed our program have become instructional coaches, master teachers in their classrooms and grade levels, curriculum specialists, grade level leaders and chairs, and have filled other roles in schools and districts.


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Naomi A. Jessup, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
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Early Childhood and Elementary Education
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Mailing Address & Office Location
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 550
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.