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Mathematics Education @ UCM

Mathematics Education at the University of Central Missouri is designed to prepare teachers of mathematics for grades 5 - 12. Courses focus on helping pre-service teachers deepen their understanding of a number of fundamental areas of mathematics, learn how to analyze and evaluate students' mathematical thinking, and become practitioners who can effectively use a variety of instructional strategies and resources. Mathematics teachers play a significant role in the lives of students and help shape the future by helping others to learn.

At a time when many professions are feeling the effects of "downsizing", the demand for teaching middle and high school mathematics teachers is increasing with these areas being identified at both the state and national levels as "teacher shortage areas."

Experienced Faculty

The mathematics education faculty are highly qualified and dedicated. Most hold a terminal degree in their field, and are active in their professions either through research and/or continuing professional development.

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Program Information

Program Offered


Numerous scholarships are available specifically for mathematical majors.  In addition, there are paid opportunities to work as a tutor or teaching assistant.  For a full list of scholarships visit

Get Involved!

Explore mathematics outside the classroom by joining a mathematics student organization. These include:

  • the Missouri Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor society
  • Central Missouri Mathematics Educators

By participating in these organizations, you will learn from guest speakers, attend regional and national conferences, and participate in state and national mathematics competitions.


Program Accreditation


The undergraduate mathematics education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.



Dr. William McGalliard
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
WCM 123
Tel: 660-543-8766
Fax: 660-543-8013


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