2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Elementary Mathematics M.S.Ed.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript or an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 and a 3.25 GPA on eight hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is requested.
  2. A valid teaching certificate.
  3. A current teaching position in elementary school or middle school mathematics.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a current administrator who has completed a performance-based annual evaluation on which the teacher has achieved the level of developing or higher.
  5. Successful completion of the Analytical Writing Assessment.

Comprehensive Exam

The degree candidate must pass the Missouri content Assessment for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.


Core Requirements (5)

MATH 17681Curriculum Construction in Mathematics


MATH 17622Introduction to Research Methods for the Social Sciences


MATH 17624Research Project

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Subject Field Requirements (24)

MATH 17623Data and Probability for Elementary Mathematics Specialists


MATH 17625Number and Operation for Elementary Mathematics Specialists


MATH 17626Rational Numbers and Ratio and Proportional Relationships for Elementary Mathematics Specialists


MATH 17627Algebraic Reasoning for Elementary Mathematics Specialists


MATH 17628Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Mathematics Specialists


EDCI 62623Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Foundations


EDCI 62624Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Mathematics Spec.: Influencing and Facilitating Improvement


EDCI 62625Seminar and Internship in Number and Operation


EDCI 62626Seminar and Internship in Rational Numbers and Proportional Thinking


EDCI 62627Seminar and Internship in Algebraic Reasoning


EDCI 62628Seminar and Internship in Geometry and Measurement


Approved Electives (3)

Any advisor-approved graduate course from any department may be selected as an elective providing the student will have completed 16 semester hours at the 600 level. These may include any of the prerequisite courses that have not been completed. They must be taken at the graduate level to be applied to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Total Credit Hours: 32