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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 32
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $13,327.68*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in mathematics education from MU can help you build your expertise. If you are a certified, practicing teacher wanting to fulfill your continuing education requirements while preparing for a leadership position, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

6%
Employment growth1
25%
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Special Education Teachers

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. However, you may choose to enroll in electives that require face-to-face meetings on campus.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work may be tailored for teachers of any grade level with optional areas of focus in elementary or secondary education.

This program emphasizes

  • Current issues in mathematics education
  • Elementary or secondary mathematics content
  • Increasing equity in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Recent research in mathematics education
  • Strategies for incorporating technology into mathematics instruction

Note This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

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This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

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