Virginia Commonwealth University
The Preparing Virginia’s Mathematics Specialist Institute was supported by the Math Science Partnership program of the National Science Foundation and operated by Virginia Commonwealth University. Two cohorts of 25 K–5 teachers in Virginia participated in the project, each attending a four-week Institute for three consecutive summers; completing a total of 33 graduate credits during the Institute sessions and the subsequent academic years. Each participant earned a master’s degree and certification as a Mathematics Specialist, and then assumed duties as a full-time specialist in an elementary school. HRI served as the external evaluator for the project.