• Course Delivery
    100% Online
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  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

This program provides you with an educational specialist in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education and is the only program of its kind in Missouri. If you have already completed a masters degree and are seeking additional education related to leadership, curriculum development, research and improving your teaching skills, this may be the degree for you.

Potential careers:

  • Doctoral study of mathematics education 
  • Mathematics curriculum coordinator
Course work covers:
  • Mathematical leadership
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Research and research methods
  • Contemporary equity issues
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Applied statistics

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Application to this program does require you to submit GRE scores. If you have not taken the exam in the past years, now is the time to do so.
  5. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  6. Résumé or CV.
  7. Three letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of three people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
  8. Personal data sheet and brief statement of purpose regarding your reasons for undertaking graduate study, including career objectives, motivation for advanced level studies and other pertinent information: https://missouri.app.box.com/s/r4m2xvat4ksbw0m3p0i4a0xyb4zlxt61
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Application Deadlines

May 1
October 1
March 1


  • *Mathematics education curriculum (select at least 14 credit hours)
  • LTC 8085Problems in Curriculum and Instruction 1-3 Credit

    Problems in Curriculum and Instruction.

  • LTC 8866Contemporary Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education 2 Credits

    Mathematics curriculum is a concern to students, parents, school districts, business leaders, and government officials. This course examines current trends in mathematics curriculum from the perspective of mathematics educators, policymakers, and the public. Factors influencing changes in mathematics curriculum are examined. Graded on an A-F basis only.

  • LTC 8865Assessment in Mathematics Education3 Credits

    Examination of assessment practices and the accountability movement. Emphasis is placed on significant research findings in assessment and implications for planning, implementing, and evaluating mathematics instruction. Prerequisites: ESC_PS 7100 and teaching experience.

  • LTC 8886Contemporary Equity Issues in Mathematics Education3 Credits

    Certain student populations (e.g., socioeconomically disadvantaged, racial minorities, English Language Learners, students with disabilities) have been traditionally underserved by the U.S. mathematics education system. This course explores the fundamental issues underlying this situation and explores mathematics teaching techniques that can be used to make students' learning opportunities more equitable. Graded on an A-F basis only.

  • LTC 8896Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective3 Credits

    This course deepens understanding of the mathematics underlying the secondary school curriculum. It addresses high school content from the viewpoint of advanced mathematics. Connections are explored within high school content and between high school and college content. Content strands include analysis, algebra, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry. Graded on an A-F basis only.

  • LTC 8900Seminar: Mathematics Education 1-3 Credit

    Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction

  • LTC 8875Technology and Mathematics Education3 Credits

    This course will focus on effective uses of technology in mathematics teaching and learning. Participants will experience different electronic technologies including computers, graphing calculators, and calculator based laboratories. Prerequisites: Open to masters and doctoral students.

  • *Elementary curriculum (if you wish to simultaneously pursue an elementary math specialist certificate)
  • LTC 8871Teaching and Learning Number/Operations Advanced3 Credits
  • LTC 8872Teaching and Learning Rational Number Advanced1 Credit
  • LTC 8873Teaching and Learning Geometry and Measurement Advanced 3 Credits
  • LTC 8874Teaching and Learning Algebraic Reasoning Advanced3 Credits
  • LTC 8882Internship - Rational Numbers in Elementary Schools 1 Credit
  • LTC 8883Internship - Geometry/Measurement in Elementary Schools1 Credit
  • LTC 8884Internship - Algebraic Reasoning in Elementary Schools1 Credit
  • LTC 8876Teaching Data Analysis and Mathematical Modeling3 Credits
  • LTC 8877Foundations of Mathematics Leadership in Elem Schools 2 Credits
  • LTC 8878Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Schools Advanced3 Credits
  • LTC 8881Internship - Number and Operations in Elementary Schools 1 Credit
  • *General electives (choose up to 9 credit hours)
  • ED_LPA 8428Curriculum Leadership3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 7115Human Learning3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 7160Developmental Aspects of Human Learning3 Credits
  • IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3 Credits
  • LTC 8642Teaching Writing and Reading in Content Areas3 Credits
  • LTC 8647Language and Culture for Educators3 Credits
  • SPC_ED 7300Introduction to Special Education3 Credits
  • *Research core (7 credit hours)
  • ESC_PS 7170Introduction to Applied Statistics3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8020Overview of Research Methods3 Credits
  • LTC 8910Individual Research1 Credit

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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