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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.

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) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  5. Application to this program does require you to submit GRE scores. If you have not taken the exam in the past five years, now is the time to do so.
  6. 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.
  7. Résumé or CV.
  8. 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. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
  9. 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)
  • LTC 8085Problems in Curriculum and Instruction 1-3 Credit

    Problems in Curriculum and Instruction 1-3 credit hours; offered as needed

  • 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 8866Contemporary Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education2 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 8878Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Schools Advanced3 Credits

    This advanced leadership course focuses on research and practice related to teamwork, interaction, communication, conflict resolution, and leadership in K-5 schools. Candidates will examine effective strategies for influencing and facilitating school/district improvement. Course 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.

  • LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education3 Credits

    Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction

  • MATH 7100Differential Equations3 Credits
  • MATH 7140Matrix Theory3 Credits
  • *Education electives (Select 9 credit hours)
  • IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3 Credits
  • SPC_ED 7300Introduction to Special Education3 Credits
  • ED_LPA 8428Curriculum Leadership3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 7115Human Learning3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 7170 Introduction to Applied Statistics3 Credits
  • LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3 Credits
  • LTC 8913 Curriculum Development3 Credits
  • *Master's project (4 credit hours)
  • LTC 8910Individual Research1-3 Credit
  • LTC 8915Classroom Research 2 Credits

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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