Master of Science in Education in Elementary Math Online

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Program Overview

Explore our 100% online MSEd. in Elementary Math

Sharpen your expertise as an elementary math educator when you earn your MSEd. in Elementary Math online from Northwest Missouri State University. Address the demand for math teachers in the classroom and math specialists in the workplace while learning innovative teaching techniques that will prepare students for success.

In this master’s in elementary math education, you will deepen your understanding of how elementary school students learn data and probability, pre-number concepts and operations in base ten, geometry, measurement, and algebraic reasoning. Additionally, develop your ability to teach equitably and contribute to a supportive school culture with essential multicultural education coursework.

Expand your career opportunities with our focus on instructional leadership. After completing this program, you will have satisfied the course requirements for the elementary math specialist advanced teaching certification. Broaden your impact on education and promote school-wide learning when you master the process of evaluating, analyzing and integrating multiple data sources.

Northwest courses focus on real-world application. Improve your teaching when you apply what you learn today in your classroom tomorrow. We are the university for education for a reason—our AAQEP-accredited online programs give you the most benefit with the most convenience. Designed for practicing educators, our 100% online MSEd. in Elementary Math is relevant and rewarding.

Accreditation:

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduates of this MSEd. in Elementary Math online will be able to:

  • Improve math teaching abilities in the elementary environment
  • Equip teachers with the expertise to provide math teaching, coaching and direction for other teachers
  • Identify strategies for school and district improvements in math education
  • Improve math teaching abilities in the elementary environment
  • Equip teachers with the expertise to provide math teaching, coaching and direction for other teachers
  • Identify strategies for school and district improvements in math education

Career opportunities in education include:

  • Elementary Math Teacher
  • Math Curriculum Specialist
  • Math Interventionist
  • Elementary Math Specialist
  • Elementary Math Teacher
  • Math Curriculum Specialist
  • Math Interventionist
  • Elementary Math Specialist

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Total Tuition $11,730*
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation:

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

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Tuition

Our competitive tuition price makes Northwest stand out

Our MSEd. in Elementary Math online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $11,730*
Per Credit Hour $391

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Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24
Fall 210/21/2410/7/2410/10/2410/14/2410/16/2412/6/24

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Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24
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Admissions

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At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSEd. in Elementary Math online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Teaching certificate, valid and in good standing

To apply for this program, you must meet these requirements:

  • Valid teaching certificate
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript OR an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 and a 3.0 GPA on six hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is requested.
  • Documentation of ONE of the following:
    • Successful completion of another Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA OR
    • National Board Certification OR
    • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment or content assessment OR
    • Department analytical writing assessment that is evaluated using a writing scoring guide based on the modified CUNY scales with a score of 4.0 or higher. OR
    • Recent teaching evaluation

If you are a non-Missouri student, you should determine whether this program fits the certification requirements for your state.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Teaching certificate, valid and in good standing

Courses

Explore the coursework for the MSEd. in Elementary Math online

For the MSEd. in Elementary Math online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed to develop understanding of probabilistic reasoning and the collection, exploration, and analysis of data. Emphasis will be given to how children think and learn about these concepts and how they fit into the elementary school curriculum.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the learning and teaching of pre-number concepts, counting and cardinality, and 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. Co-requisite: EDCI 62625 Seminar and Internship in Numbers and Operations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the learning and teaching of rational numbers and ratio and proportional relationships. Emphasis will be given to how children think about and learn these concepts and how they fit into the elementary school curriculum. Co-Requisite: EDCI 62626 Seminar and Internship in Rational Numbers and Proportional Thinking.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the content and complexities of teaching and assessing algebraic reasoning in grade 1-6 settings. Course content will include examination of representation and analysis of mathematical situations and structures. Attention will be given to patterns, functions, and the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Co-requisite: EDCI 62627 Seminar and Internship in Algebraic Reasoning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the teaching and learning of geometry and measurement. Emphasis will be given to how children think and learn these concepts and how they fit into an elementary mathematics education. Co-requisite: EDCI 62628 Seminar and Internship in Geometry and Measurement.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This introductory course provides opportunities for participants to develop knowledge and understanding of leadership principles and the process of continuous improvement as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of elementary mathematics specialists.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This second leadership course in the EMS program focuses on research and practice related to teamwork, interaction, communication, conflict resolution, and leadership in K-5 schools. Candidates will examine strategies for influencing and facilitating school/district improvement (e.g., mentoring and observing colleagues, conducting professional development, and making data-informed decisions to improve student learning) collaborating with colleagues and administration. Candidates will focus on mentoring and observing colleagues, conducting professional development, and making data-informed decisions to improve student learning school and district-wide. Prerequisite: EDCI 62623 Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Foundations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This practicum course serves as a capstone for the Masters in Elementary Mathematics Program. Candidates will acquire experience through their practicum that provides opportunities to synthesize and apply the content knowledge, develop and refine the leadership skills, and demonstrate their capabilities as an Elementary Mathematics Specialist included in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator’s EMS Standards. Pre-requisites: 4 out of the 5 of the following courses - MATH 17623, MATH 17625, MATH 17626, MATH 17627, and MATH 17628.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the development of skills related to finding, evaluating, analyzing, prioritizing and integrating data sources for the improvement of student learning. Students will retrieve data, develop an action plan for improvement, and create a project demonstrating proficiency in data literacy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 27 hours field experience embedded in the course.

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