Become a valuable resource for your colleagues as well as for your students by earning a Master of Science in Education for Elementary Mathematics Specialists. The University of Central Missouri’s online Elementary Math Specialist program will refresh and strengthen your understanding of elementary mathematical concepts and give you the tools to become an educational leader within your school or district.
After completing this UCM graduate degree program, which is aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, current Missouri educators will be eligible for the state’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist add-on teaching certificate. Adding this certification to your credentials will qualify you for a broader range of jobs in elementary education, including leadership roles.
Online program, hands-on experience
UCM has been training educators for more than 150 years. Our effective, research-based methods prioritize experiential learning, even in distance education. The online Elementary Mathematics Specialist master’s degree program is designed to support working teachers by offering coursework in an accessible virtual environment, complemented by fieldwork conducted in your own classroom.
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UCM’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist master’s degree program builds your knowledge in three foundational areas: mathematical content, leadership and pedagogy.
By the time you receive your UCM graduate degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate mastery of the content area, show that your students have grown as a result of your instruction and exhibit instructional leadership skills in mathematics education.
Coursework for your online Math Specialist master’s degree program may include:
The University of Central Missouri emphasizes hands-on learning — even when the degree program is remote. While earning your online Elementary Math Specialist certification, you’ll have ample opportunities to put your coursework into practice:
UCM’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist degree program is an ideal way to develop your understanding of the content area and build leadership skills. Some program graduates use what they’ve learned to become more effective classroom teachers, while others move on to new roles in the elementary mathematics education field or pursue doctoral studies.
The education and practical experience you’ll receive in the University of Central Missouri’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist master’s degree program will reignite your relationship with the discipline and help you become a valued leader in your school. The additional credential Missouri educators can earn at the conclusion of our graduate program — Missouri’s Elementary Math Specialist certification — will also make you a strong candidate for district-level roles involving peer training.
Jobs for elementary math specialists
Elementary mathematics specialists are in strong demand, in school districts both in Missouri and nationwide. This growth-oriented field offers many opportunities for professional advancement. Explore trends, salaries and projections for elementary mathematics specialist careers using our interactive tool below.
A UCM graduate degree in education, respected in the field since 1871, is a strong investment in your future. Our commitment to an accessible, high-quality education means we keep our tuition rates low for in-state and out-of-state graduate students and offer generous financial aid packages.
Your financial advisor will help you identify the best combination of loans, grants, scholarships and other programs to finance your master’s degree program. As an Elementary Mathematics Specialist student, you may be eligible for specific funds above and beyond the resources available university-wide. Learn more about what scholarships you may qualify for by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
To maximize your career opportunities as an elementary mathematics specialist, consider UCM’s Education Specialist degree track:
UCM offers alternative graduate degrees in Mathematics, including:
Our program leads to an advanced teaching certificate as an elementary mathematics specialist. This will open new career options for you!
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