The program will also provide valuable leadership training for the emphasis in grades 1-6 mathematics education.
The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Specialist Grades 1-6 program at Lindenwood University is designed to train teacher leaders to provide support for elementary classroom teachers.
You will study mathematics concepts, teaching pedagogy, and leadership strategies in a program focused on four major content strands: numbers and operations; geometry and measurement; algebraic reasoning; and data, statistics and probability. The program will also provide valuable leadership training for the emphasis in grades 1-6 mathematics education.
Note: The program is open to educators certified in the areas of early childhood (B-3), elementary (1-6), middle school (5-9), secondary (9-12), or a K-12 subject content area.
A minimum of 10 hours of prerequisite coursework from the areas of basic statistics, college algebra, pre-calculus, elementary functions, survey of calculus, and computer science is required for admission to the program.
To obtain certification as a Mathematics Specialist Grades 1-6 through Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MODESE), you will need to complete the designated assessment and show evidence of a minimum of two years of mathematics teaching experience. Please, contact MODESE for details. The master’s degree can be earned by students who do not seek the state certification.
Twelve hours of core coursework is required for the degree from the following areas: analysis of teaching and learning, conceptualization of education, educational research, and curriculum analysis and design. Sixteen hours of core conceptual mathematics coursework and seminar/internship study is required in the areas of numbers and operations; geometry and measurement; algebraic reasoning; and data, statistics and probability. Nine hours of coursework in mathematics leadership is a required part of the program of study.
The program is designed to pair each core conceptual mathematics course with a seminar and internship course to provide student connections to mathematics application, leadership skills, and research in the area of mathematics education.