EdSp in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Mathematics Education

The Educational Specialist degree in Mathematics Education is intended for teachers who have already completed a masters degree and are seeking additional work related to leadership, curriculum development, research and/or improving their own teaching skills.

Degree Requirements

The Ed.S. is a 30-hour program beyond a master's degree. Coursework is comprised of at least 15 hours at the 8000 level or higher; and at least half the coursework in education. The program of study is approved by the student's advisor and two committee members. Courses for this program are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. However, you may choose to enroll in electives that require face-to-face meetings on campus.

More information about the Mathematics Education Ed.S. program can be found on the Missouri Online website. 

The course work for the Educational Specialist degree in Mathematics Education is comprised of three key areas: Mathematics Education, general electives, and research.

Mathematics education curriculum (select at least 14 credit hours)
LTC 8085Problems in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
LTC 8865Assessment in Mathematics Education3
LTC 8866Contemporary Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education2
LTC 8875Technology and Mathematics Education3
LTC 8886Contemporary Equity Issues in Mathematics Education3
LTC 8896Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
Elementary curriculum (if you wish to simultaneously pursue an elementary math specialist certificate)
LTC 8871Teaching and Learning Number/Operations Advanced3
LTC 8872Teaching and Learning Rational Number Advanced3
LTC 8873Teaching and Learning Geometry and Measurement Advanced3
LTC 8874Teaching and Learning Algebraic Reasoning Advanced3
LTC 8876Teaching Data Analysis and Mathematical Modeling3
LTC 8877Foundations of Mathematics Leadership in Elem Schools2
LTC 8878Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Schools Advanced3
General electives (choose up to 9 credit hours)
LTC 8642Teaching Writing and Reading in Content Areas3
LTC 8647Language and Culture for Educators3
ED_LPA 7428Curriculum Leadership3
ESC_PS 7115Human Learning3
SPC_ED 7300Introduction to Special Education3
IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3
Or others based on student interest and course availability (with advisor approval)
Research core (7 credit hours)
ESC_PS 7170Introduction to Applied Statistics3
ESC_PS 8020Overview of Research Methods3
LTC 8910Individual Research1


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the EdS in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.

A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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