Mathematics education

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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

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

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Special Education Teachers
6%
Employment growth
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.
25%
Average salary increase

Program structure

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.

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.

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.

Rebecca Polasek, M Ed in math education.
It's taken a lot of work to get here, but it's definitely paid off in the long run.
M Ed ’17
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MPER Early Career Scholars Program

If you are a first-, second- or third-year teacher, and teach in an MPER partner school district, you might qualify for a 50 percent tuition sponsorship from the College of Education.

See how you can apply today.

Learn more about this program

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