Master of Science in Education in Teaching Mathematics Online

Become an advanced math teacher, knowledgeable about concepts and practical uses of the subject across various fields. Build expertise in data literacy, curriculum viability and other school system issues so you can forge ahead in the education sector.

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Program Overview

Help students advance with an MSEd. in Teaching Mathematics

The online Master of Science in Education in Teaching Mathematics gives you the credentials to pursue roles in advanced teaching, department leadership, subject coordination, and beyond. Completion of this degree allows you to teach dual-credit courses, which increases job placement opportunities and salary rates offered.

This degree program prepares you to teach higher levels of math, making you a more competitive candidate for top roles. You’ll also be qualified to write mathematics resource materials and lead subject-focused teams—a level up in the industry.

Courses will help you understand how to teach your students knowledge of numbers for practical, real-life situations. You will be qualified to train students to apply advanced math concepts to new trends in various fields, such as data mining, instructional technology, and mathematics curriculum.

Delivered in a convenient online format ideal for working educators, the MSEd. in Teaching Math offers affordable tuition, along with extensive faculty support throughout the program. We are the university for education for a reason—our AAQEP-accredited online programs give you the most benefit with the most convenience.

Graduates of the MSEd. in Teaching Mathematics online program will be able to:

  • Teach students to apply conceptual and practical mathematics knowledge
  • Gain deeper knowledge of subjects taught in 9-12 that will help students make the connection between algebra, geometry, linear algebra, and calculus
  • Explore developing trends in various fields, such as statistics, data analysis, data mining, and mathematics education
  • Prepare for Ph.D. in mathematics education
  • Earn dual certification while enhancing your teaching skills specifically tailored for mathematics education
  • Teach students to apply conceptual and practical mathematics knowledge
  • Gain deeper knowledge of subjects taught in 9-12 that will help students make the connection between algebra, geometry, linear algebra, and calculus
  • Explore developing trends in various fields, such as statistics, data analysis, data mining, and mathematics education
  • Prepare for Ph.D. in mathematics education
  • Earn dual certification while enhancing your teaching skills specifically tailored for mathematics education

Career opportunities include:

  • 9-12 Math Teacher
  • Department Head
  • Mathematics Coordinator
  • 9-12 Math Teacher
  • Department Head
  • Mathematics Coordinator

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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Northwest offers a variety of specialized online education program options. Check out our other online education programs.

Total Tuition $11,730*
Program Duration 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

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Our MSEd. in Teaching Mathematics 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

Calendar

These dates are important

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

Admission specifics for the MSEd. in Teaching Math

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSEd. in Teaching Mathematics online program, 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 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript OR an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 with a 3.0 GPA on six hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is requested
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Current, valid state-issued teaching certificate OR two years prior teaching experience with a valid teaching certificate OR be enrolled in an alternative certification program
  • Documentation of ONE of the following:
    • 5 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE
    • Successful completion of another master's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • National Board Certification
    • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment (e.g., MOPTA, edTPA)
    • Department analytical writing assessment with a 4.0 or higher score (based on the modified CUNY scale)

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 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Courses

Take our teaching mathematics MSEd. courses at home

For the MSEd. in Teaching Mathematics online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours, with 12 required in education and 18 in mathematics).

These courses are required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to assist experienced teachers in the public schools to become more aware of issues in education which have an impact upon them. Issues will be analyzed in terms of the historical and philosophical bases that have created the climate leading to these problems. Issues will be addressed in terms that help teachers cope in the teaching situation.
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed through field experience to develop the coordination, articulation, and monitoring of a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Students will conduct an audit of curriculum to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of how the designed curriculum is actually being taught in a school with fidelity. **Cannot be taken at the same time as EDUC 61668.**
Students will select 18 credit hours from the mathematics courses listed below.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of topics designed to review concepts that include series, differentiation, integration, functions of several variables, maximum and minimum problems, logic, induction, probability, and matrices. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This is a content course where students will deepen their knowledge and appreciation of geometry. Topics may include transformation geometry, taxicab geometry, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections, and famous theorems in geometry. Prerequisites: MATH 17390, 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics, or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Topics include sequence and series, continuity, differentiability, integration of functions of one real variable and functions of one complex variable. Applications to engineering and modeling problems will be presented. Prerequisite: MATH 17321 or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the theory and applications of algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a standard course in classical number theory. Topics include divisibility, an in-depth study of congruences, with applications to calendar arithmetic; theory of quadratic residues, including quadratic reciprocity; and Diophantine analysis, including nonlinear equations such as Pell's equation. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides an applied overview of modern data analysis methods, including Statistical Machine Learning (SML). Applications of SML may include science, marketing, finance, and other business and industrial disciplines. Under the supervision of the instructor, students will accomplish both lab activities and application-specific projects using modern SML or similar methods. The labs provide practical applications to enhance understanding and appreciation of each method. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, variation, correlation and regression, application and interpretation of estimation procedures using normal, t, chi-square distributions and hypothesis testing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will help to understand and explain the relationships between variables and build statistical models to predict actual outcomes; it also helps support better decision making. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate mathematics or consent of instructor.

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