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Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 24
  • Estimated program cost: $10,872.72*

*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 certificate you deserve

The online graduate certificate in elementary mathematics specialist from MU can help you further your existing career in elementary education. If you are a full-time, in-service elementary teacher and want to be a mathematics coach, teacher leader or an elementary mathematics teacher in your district, this may be the certificate for you.

Career prospects

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

Program structure and topics

Delivery of the program is entirely online during the school year, with scheduled synchronous online meetings approximately five times a semester. Summer courses may include meetings on the Columbia campus, with a video conferencing option for students who are unable to attend in person.

Classes follow the same schedule as on campus. Students typically take one or two classes each semester, including summers, and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Algebraic reasoning
  • Data analysis and mathematical modeling
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Mathematics leadership
  • Numbers and operations
  • Rational numbers

This graduate certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential or be applied toward a master’s degree (M Ed) or an education specialist’s degree (EdSp).

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.

Ask us about this program

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