Advance your career, strengthen your knowledge of elementary mathematics and build your leadership skills with a graduate online Math Specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri. Our accredited Mathematics Specialist teacher program will ensure you have the content area understanding you need to coach not only students but colleagues, as well as the confidence to lead your school and district through program-level changes.
UCM’s Education Specialist degree in Elementary Mathematics program is offered to make an advanced degree in the field accessible to working educators like you. You can complete internships in your current classroom, giving you practical experience that will serve you not only in the future but also in your current administrative environment.
Why choose an EdS math specialist degree?
UCM’s Education Specialist degree in Elementary Mathematics is designed for practicing math teachers looking to advance their leadership skills along with their understanding of the content area and pedagogy. A Mathematics Specialist degree can dramatically enhance your career options and earning potential without requiring the significant time and financial investment of a doctoral degree program.
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Master elementary math pedagogy
Hands-on learning in your own classroom
#1 most focused Math Ed college in MO
UCM’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist EdS degree program builds your expertise in major mathematics concepts, procedures and pedagogy. Our virtual learning platform facilitates meaningful connection with your peers and expert faculty while enabling you to put new concepts and techniques to work immediately in your own classroom.
In the Elementary Mathematics Specialist degree program at UCM, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of:
The University of Central Missouri’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist teacher program emphasizes hands-on learning that you can apply immediately to your own classroom and educational environment. Graduates of our Elementary Mathematics Specialist degree program frequently report that they find extreme value in this applied learning approach:
The University of Central Missouri’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist degree program will help you become a more effective classroom teacher and prepare you for leadership roles in math education. Elementary math specialist jobs include math coach, math resource teacher, math teacher in a departmentalized setting and math curriculum specialist.
What you learn over the course of your Elementary Mathematics EdS will empower you to take your career to new heights anywhere in the country. Current Missouri educators will also qualify to take the state’s assessment for an advanced teaching certificate as an elementary mathematics specialist. Some school districts seek out candidates with this certification to instruct other educators.
If you decide to pursue a doctoral degree, the UCM College of Education is regionally accredited by CAEP, opening up the possibility for transferring your credits.
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The University of Central Missouri has been providing excellent, affordable degree programs for educators for more than 150 years. Consistently ranked among top regional universities by U.S. News and World Report, UCM offers a graduate education that represents tremendous value.
As a graduate student in UCM’s Elementary Math Specialist degree program, you may qualify for a variety of loans, grants, scholarships, assistantships and other programs. Your financial advisor will work with you to identify how best to finance your advanced degree, so you can prepare for elementary math specialist jobs without taking on excessive student debt.
In addition to university-wide funding opportunities, you may be eligible for additional scholarships as a math specialist. You can learn more about what scholarships you may qualify for by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
UCM is one of six universities in Missouri working collaboratively to offer the elementary mathematics specialist program. These universities have worked together for many years to design a program that prepares you well to work as a math specialist. Courses transfer easily among these universities.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
The Mathematics Education program at UCM is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics