Mathematics Specialist Field Experience

Become a Mathematics Specialist and Instructional Leader
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Our 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 EDUC 663 Math Specialist Field Experience allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

Register now to reserve a spot.
There is no registration fee to reserve a class.

Fall: September 16 - October 25 or October 28 - December 6, 2024
Tuition: $476 per semester hour graduate credit ($952 for a two-credit course)
Fall Tuition Due: TBA

*Background check required.

Online Course
Two semester hours of graduate credit
Instructors: 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.

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.

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

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

Prerequisite courses: EDUC 648, EDUC 659 or EDUC 661 & EDUC 662

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

  • Upon completion of the four math specialist certificate courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher and passing the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in Mathematics (5733) with a qualifying score of 150, each student is mailed a signed certificate with the University of Wisconsin-Stout official seal titled "Graduate Certificate for Math Specialist."
  • Praxis Test Centers and Dates
  • If you have previously completed Praxis (5732) or Praxis (5161/0061) or Praxis (5169/0069) or Praxis (5061) or Praxis (5730) with a qualifying score of 150 you may submit that documentation and are not required to retake the test.
  • You may also request an official University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript documenting the ten graduate credits.

Our students include:

Elementary, middle school, and high 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.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is top-rated, 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


E-textbooks will be provided when you log in to the course. You may open the e-textbook to read online from your laptop or desktop.

McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning). (2010). What we know about mathematics teaching and learning. (3rd ed.). Solution Tree Press. ISBN-13: 978-1935249955

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all. ISBN: 978-0873537742

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 assignments due each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.