math instructional leadership

Mathematics Instructional Leadership (M.S.)

  • Master's

About this Program

The mathematics instructional leadership program offers a pathway for currently certified teachers to meet the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education Mathematics Instructional Leadership endorsement in either grades PreK-6 or grades 4-9 while also earning a master’s degree.

Program Overview


Mathematics Instructional Leaders need mathematical content knowledge and skills, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and leadership knowledge and skills. Through coursework in mathematics, education, and leadership the program provides all this and more. 

Preparation for the Future 

Maryland’s adoption of the Mathematics Instructional Leadership endorsement is aligned with a nationwide movement and professional organizations advocate that every elementary school have access to a mathematics leader. Thus, it is likely that the need for Mathematics Instructional Leaders will grow in the coming years.


Two concentrations (Grades PreK-6 or Grades 4-9) ensure applicability. Evening and summer courses accommodate working teachers. Many program courses are offered partially online. Courses may be taken in a variety of sequences.

Program Contact

Christy Graybeal

Program Director


Christian DiGregorio

Director of Graduate Admission


Degrees Offered

  • MS

Candidates must be admitted to the Hood College Graduate School. To be considered for admission to graduate study, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. 

The program does not lead to initial teacher certification and only candidates who meet all program requirements will be eligible for the Maryland Mathematics Instructional Leader endorsement in either Grades PreK-6 or Grades 4-9. 

For students applying to the M.S. in mathematics instructional leadership program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution attended
  • A one-page statement describing how the program relates to previous academic and professional experience and to occupational or personal goals

Our advisory board...

provides support and assistance in the development of new programs, serves as ambassadors for our program and identifies best practice standards.

All Faculty
Christy Graybeal

Christy Graybeal

  • Associate Professor of Education and Mathematics
  • Department Chair of Education

Tricia K. Strickland

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning