Leadership in Teaching: Mathematics Instructional Leader


The Mathematics Instructional Leadership (MIL) programs for grades PreK-6 and grades 4-9 will prepare current teachers for a role as a mathematics instructional leader. The program includes mathematics content coursework as well as courses in education and leadership. Courses integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) and will focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Effective Principles of Teaching and Learning.

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Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the mathematics content taught in grades Pre-K-6 or 4-9
  2. Plan effective mathematics lesson planning that addresses the standards
  3. Integrate the NCTM goals, principles, and standards in the classroom
  4. Incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice into daily lessons
  5. Plan instruction to address the needs of a variety of learners, including: special needs learners, struggling students, English Language Learners (ELL), and gifted learners
  6. Integrate technology into mathematics instruction
  7. Analyze the thinking of students and use assessment data to inform instruction
  8. Plan and implement professional learning for continual improvement
  9. Plan and implement outreach and collaboration with families and the community

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Enhance career and professional development opportunities for employment pathways in the profession, e.g., lead teacher, mathematics coach, mathematics instructional facilitator, mathematics curriculum specialist.
  2. Serve as a mathematics leader within the school, school system, and community.


Math Instructional Leader Grades PreK-6

Required Courses

MAT 541 - Number and Operations for Elementary School Educators 
MAT 542 - Number and Relationships for Elementary School Educators 
MAT 543 - Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Educators 
MAT 544 - Data Analysis and Probability for Elementary School Educators 
MAT 545 - Patterns and Algebraic Thinking for Elementary School Educators 
MAT 546 - Algebra for Elementary School Educators 
EDU 616 - Mathematics Leadership Practicum 
EDU 567 - Learning Theory and Practice 
EDU 583 - Special Topics in Mathematics Education 
EDU 557 - Leadership Seminar I 
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Education Research 
EDU 665 - Digital Game-Based Learning and Design

Math Instructional Leader Grades 4-9

Required Courses

MAT 501 - Number and Operations 
MAT 503 - Fundamentals of Algebra 
MAT 507 - Algebraic Functions 
MAT 521 - Measurement and Geometry 
MAT 531 - Data Analysis and Statistics 
MAT 532 - Probability and Simulations 
MAT 533 - Pre Calculus 
EDU 557 - Leadership Seminar I 
EDU 567 - Learning Theory and Practice 
EDU 583 - Special Topics in Mathematics Education 
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Education Research 
EDU 616 - Leadership in Mathematics Education Practicum

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays or online.
Jaclyn Tamburo
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Alum Leadership in Teaching: Mathematics Instructional Leader

The Mathematics Leadership Program has provided me with the knowledge and skills needed to become a math leader. By completing this program, I have been given opportunities to continue to build my leadership skills and offered several new and exciting roles and duties at my school. I am now currently receiving my Administration certificate.

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Education Careers

Notre Dame is one of the state’s largest and most significant private providers of teacher education.

Graduates of our program act as instructional leaders in their schools and districts. They have assumed positions as mathematics coach, curriculum developer, facilitator, professional development coordinator, supervisor of mathematics and department chairs.

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