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Master of Science in Education in Elementary Math Online

Strengthen student learning outcomes with data-centered instruction strategies that adapt to the academic needs of each learner.

08/03/22 Next Application Due Date
08/17/22 Next Class Start Date

Overview

Explore Our 100% Online MSEd. in Elementary Math

$10,500 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Sharpen your expertise as a 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 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. Designed for practicing educators, our 100% online MSEd. in Elementary Math is relevant and rewarding.

Northwest Missouri State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). This program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2027. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to continue to do so.

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

  • Improve math teaching abilities in the K-6 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:

  • Math Teacher
  • Math Curriculum Specialist

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Tuition and Fees

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.

$350 Per Credit Hour
$10,500 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MSEd. in Elementary Math $350 $1,050 $10,500*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).

Calendar

Remember These Important Dates and Deadlines

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

08/03/22 Next Application Due Date
08/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/10/22 04/26/22 04/29/22 05/03/22 05/05/22 06/24/22
Summer 2 06/27/22 06/13/22 06/16/22 06/20/22 06/22/22 08/12/22
Fall 1 08/17/22 08/03/22 08/08/22 08/10/22 08/12/22 10/07/22
Fall 2 10/17/22 10/03/22 10/06/22 10/10/22 10/12/22 12/09/22

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Admissions

Apply for Your Degree Quickly and Easily

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. The requirements include:

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from all institutions attended

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

  • An official undergraduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 OR an official undergraduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 with a 3.0 GPA in the first six semester hours of graduate study at Northwest in the major where admission is requested.
  • Documentation of ONE of the following:
    • Valid state issued teaching certificate OR two years previous teaching experience with a valid teaching certificate
    • 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE
    • Successful completion of another master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment (MoPTA, edTPA, etc.)
    • Departmental analytical writing assessment with a 4.0 score or higher (based on the modified CUNY scale)
    • National Board Certification

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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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).

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 21 hours field experience.

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.

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