Mathematics education

Educational specialist University of Missouri
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Overview

The online educational specialist degree in mathematics education from MU is the only program of its kind in the state of Missouri. If you have already completed a master’s degree and are seeking additional education related to leadership, curriculum development, research and improving your teaching skills, this may be the degree for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Educational specialist in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Educational specialist

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$13,903.50

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

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Doctoral study of mathematics education
  • Mathematics curriculum coordinator
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators
7%
Employment growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators
$62,270
Median salary

Program structure

The online educational specialist degree in mathematics education 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.

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 includes

  • Mathematical leadership
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Research and research methods
  • Contemporary equity issues
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Applied statistics

Note: This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Learn more about this program

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