Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL)


Contact: Lauren Keenan

This graduate level sequence of courses includes an MSDE Approved licensure endorsement as an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader to an existing teacher certificate in elementary, early childhood, or special education; 10-12 additional credits would yield the MS degree in elementary education (see path options below).

Total Credit Hours: 21

Elementary Education MS Degree Two Options

Complete either thesis capstone or synthesis project option with the EMIL coursework to earn a Master’s of Science and certification in elementary mathematics instructional leader (EMIL).

State Authorization

McDaniel is an approved institutional member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses/programs offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For more information about SARA, including the states currently participating in the agreement, visit

SARA membership allows McDaniel to accept and deliver our programs/courses online to students in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students who reside in California, currently the only state not a member of SARA, should contact the admissions office prior to application to verify if you are eligible to participate in the online program of interest.

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