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Mizzou's online master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education 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.

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.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. While this program is intended for certified mathematics instructors, certification is not required for admission.
  2. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education. See note regarding letters of recommendation below.
  4. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  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. Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. If your GPA is below 3.0 or you are an international student (have an international transcript), three letters are required. The Graduate School 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.
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.

To apply to this program:

International students should apply by March 1 for fall, Oct. 1 for spring and Feb. 1 for summer.

Application Deadlines

May 1
October 1
March 1


  • .Mathematics education or mathematics courses (Select 17 credit hours)

    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 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 8866Contemporary Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education2 Credits

    athematics 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 8874Teaching and Learning Algebraic Reasoning Advanced3 Credits

    Course focuses on the content and complexities of teaching and assessing algebraic reasoning in grades 1-6. Includes examinations of representation, analysis of mathematical structures, patterns, functions, and the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Graded on A-F basis only. Corequisites: LTC 8884

  • LTC 8875Technology in 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.

  • LTC 8871Teaching and Learning Number/Operations Advanced3 Credits

    Course will develop understanding of learning and teaching pre-number concepts, counting and cardinality, numbers and operations in base ten. Emphasis will be given to how children think about and learn these concepts and how they fit into the elementary school curriculum. Graded on A-F basis only. Corequisites: LTC 8881.

  • LTC 8900Seminar: Mathematics Education3 Credits

    Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction. Some sections may be graded on A-F or S/U graded basis only.

  • LTC 8873Teaching and Learning Geometry and Measurement Advanced3 Credits

    This course is designed to develop and understanding of the teaching and learning of geometry and measurement. Emphasis will be given to how children think about and learn these concepts and how they fit into an elementary mathematics curriculum. Graded on an A-F basis only. Corequisites: LTC 8883.

  • LTC 8877Foundations of Mathematics Leadership in Elementary Schools2 Credits

    This course provides opportunities for participants to develop knowledge and understanding of leadership principles and the process of continuous improvement as it related to the roles and responsibilities of elementary mathematics specialists. Graded on 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.

  • MATH 7070Connecting Algebra to Middle/Secondary Schools3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with MATH 4070). A detailed study of integer and rational arithmetic and algebra. Topics include: Bionomial Theorem, induction, division algorithm, Euclid's Algorithm, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Pythogorian triples, modular arithmetic and generalizations to polynomials, matrices and other axiomatic structures. Prerequisites: MATH 1400, enrollment is restricted to Math Education majors

  • MATH 7XXXConnecting Geometry to Middle/Secondary Schools3 Credits

    In development

  • MATH 7100Differential Equations3 Credits

    cross-leveled with MATH 4100). Traditional introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes 1st and 2nd order linear differential equations with numerous applications; Laplace transforms; power series solutions; numerical methods, linear systems. Prerequisites: graduate standing and MATH 2300.

  • MATH 7140Matrix Theory3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with MATH 4140). Basic properties of matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and Jordan normal forms. Introduction to writing proofs. Prerequisites: graduate standing and one of MATH 2300, MATH 2320, MATH 2120 or MATH 2340.

  • LTC 8085Problems in Curriculum and Instruction1-3 Credit
  • .You may select other courses with approval from your advisor.
  • .Master's Core (10 credit hours)
  • LTC 8913Curriculum Development3 Credits

    Curriculum Development explores the intersections of learning, teaching, and curriculum. Students investigate not just various definitions of, types of, and purposes for educational curriculum, but more specifically focus on curriculum-in-practice. Student explore how teachers enact curriculum and the factors that inform curriculum use, such as state and national standards, standardized assessments, school contexts and curricular materials. Students study and apply models of curriculum development and curriculum decision-making for everyday classroom use, which may include backwards design, culturally-relevant designs, principles of learning and/or other curricular and instructional approaches. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3 Credits

    This course equips practicing teachers, curriculum developers, and community leaders with tools to address the varied cultural and social landscape of today's classrooms. Students examine political, cultural, and economic conditions of schools and develop strengths-based, culturally responsive approaches to teaching. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • LTC 8915Classroom Research2 Credits

    Study of original classroom research and theories of instruction leading to plans for personal research and theory development. Prerequisites: advanced graduate standing.

  • LTC 8910Individual Research1-3 Credit

    Independent research not leading to thesis. Prerequisites: consent required.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $386.00
  • Fees: $67.03
  • Total: $453.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1158.00
  • Fees: $201.09
  • Total: $1359.09
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $386.00
  • Fees: $67.03
  • Total: $453.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1158.00
  • Fees: $201.09
  • Total: $1359.09
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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