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Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours:  24

Certificate description: The EMS graduate certificate program includes five integrated mathematics content/pedagogy  courses, each with an attached internship and two leadership development courses (total of 24 credits). The program is designed for inservice K-­‐6 teachers interested in pursuing advanced learning experiences and training to increase their knowledge and skill to teach or lead others in teaching mathematics in elementary classrooms. That is, the program is designed for teachers currently working full time. The courses will be offered over a 2-­‐ year cycle beginning in the Fall semester (6 semesters of part-­‐time student effort).

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/elementary-mathematics-specialist/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Corey Webel

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 882-6774
Address: 303 Townsend Hall

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, and TESOL.

Admission Criteria

Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. It is suggested applicants submit their applications in plenty of time for the desired semester of entrance. Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process.

  • Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of successful experience in an appropriate field

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE Scores*

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011810+
On or after August 1, 2011291=(V:150, Q:141)

*Note: Not all programs require the GRE exam. The following programs require the GRE for consideration into the program: Early Childhood Education, English Education (including TESOL focus), Mathematics Education and Science Education.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE scores (a copy may be sent to the department too; minimum, an official result needs to be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies)
  • Resume/CV
  • Except for Music Education, all other emphasis areas desire at least 2 letters of recommendation, regardless of GPA. If your GPA is below a 3.0 or you are an international student (have an international transcript), three letters of reference are required. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY. Please contact the department if you have any questions or concerns about this requirement.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

The program offers Doctoral degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Science Education, and Social Studies Education.

Admission Criteria

PLEASE NOTE: Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. It is suggested applicants submit their applications in plenty of time to be reviewed for the desired semester of entrance.

Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process.

  • Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree)
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of successful experience in an appropriate field

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE Scores*

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111000+
On or after August 1, 2011V:153, Q:144=297+

 

*Note: Minimum GRE score varies by program area. All the doctoral programs in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum require the GRE exam in order to be considered for the program.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE scores (a copy may be sent to the department too; minimum, an official result needs to be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies)
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:   Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
 No

Total Credit Hours: 18

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares English language teachers, English language program administrators, language testers, and educational materials writers to work in contexts where English is a foreign language (EFL contexts).  The objectives of the certificate are to develop professionals with a) knowledge of the structure of the English language; b) an understanding of how languages are used and learned; and c) skills in designing and implementing pedagogical tasks to facilitate language learning. The certificate consists of 18 graduate credit hours divided among five core courses and one elective course.

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/ed-tesol/gradcertificate.aspx

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Nikki Ashcraft
Email:  
Phone:  (972) 226-0923 (remote)

Dr. Rachel Pinnow
Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-8465
Address:  Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, 303 Townsend Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211

Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary certificate program that will permit graduate and professional students at MU to receive intensive training in the fundamental skills needed to translate life science discoveries into products and services that will improve health. The certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship will require completion of a core curriculum of three 3-hour courses (nine hours) that are designed to cover the lifecycle of a translational science/business venture. The program-level learning objectives for students are as follows: (1) Know and understand the life science industry well enough to be familiar with terms, trends, issues, and industry culture to recognize needs that might be commercializable. (2) Know and understand the three disciplines represented by the courses such that they are able to assess the commercializability of a life science technological innovation. (3) Know how to commercialize new life science discoveries into products and services to improve health in humans and/or animals. The only prerequisite for the first course in the sequence will be good standing in a graduate/professional program or the consent of the instructor on a case-by-case basis; the prerequisites for the second and third course in the sequence will be completion of the preceding courses.

Certificate web site:  
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/medicine/life-science/grad-cert/index.aspx?redirect=medicine/life-science/graduate-certificate

For information about certificate, contact:
Debbie Taylor, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

Phone:  (573) 884-0042
Email:  
Address:  School of Medicine, One Hospital Dr. MA204D, Columbia, MO 65212

Learning Technologies and Design, Master of Science/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers a Master of Science and an Educational Specialist degree with emphasis areas in Online Education and Technology in Schools.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: June 1
Deadline for Spring entrance: November 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: April 1

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Learning Technologies and Design Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate Studies online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Any supporting materials

Library and Information Science, Master of Library and Information Science

100% Online On Campus

Upon successful completion of the 39-hour Library and Information Science program, students receive a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). The program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted and reviewed for admission continuously until the capacity is met.

  • Fall admission deadline: July 15
  • Spring admission deadline: December 15

All applications received after the above dates will be considered for admission in the following semester.

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA (Grade Point Average): Minimum 3.0 in last 60 hours of degree
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required if applying for admission Spring 2016 and later
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Library and Information Science Program

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose answering three questions:
    • Where do you plan to reside during your program of study? (Choose one of the following locations.)
      Columbia, MO / Kansas City Metro Area / St. Louis Metro Area / Springfield, MO / Nebraska / Another Location (please provide location)
    • One 250 word essay question answering the question: Why do you want to earn a master’s degree in Library and Information Science?
    • One 250 word essay question answering the question: What areas of Library and Information Science interest you; do you anticipate working in a particular type of library or information agency?

Detailed application instructions are available at: https://education.missouri.edu/degree/library-science-ma/.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Every year SISLT provides more than $22,000 in merit and need-based financial support to new and current LIS students.

  • Application deadline: March 1.

More information is available at: https://education.missouri.edu/degree/library-science-ma/.

Linguistics, Minor

On Campus

Linguistics is the study of human language. It seeks to understand and explain the social, psychological, and structural properties of human language in a clear and formal manner. Although specialists often know more than one language, such knowledge is complementary rather than essential.

Graduate degrees are not offered, but a Graduate Minor in Linguistics can be taken. MA and PhD degree programs with emphasis in linguistics and language are available in some cooperating departments.

The linguistics area program is staffed by faculty from various departments. Supporting course work may include foreign language, literature, psychology, philosophy, English, education, speech, anthropology or South Asian studies.

Financial aid, when available, is arranged through the participating departments.

Linguistics Website 

English, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 1

  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • MA in English or its equivalent

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the English Program (go to website for details)

  • GRE scores. The general test is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be academic.
  • One transcript from all colleges or universities you have attended.
  • CV
  • List of any previous graduate classes taken
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words): The admissions committee is interested in your past academic interests, including specific papers and projects you have worked on, and what you wish to accomplish as a graduate student. Please explain why you wish to pursue a particular emphasis (poetry, Romanticism, etc.), in this department. The Statement of Purpose serves as your request to be considered for a Graduate School fellowship.
  • Writing Sample: One 15-20 page scholarly paper for students applying for Literature Studies or for English Language and Linguistics. Creative Writing applicants should submit one critical/scholarly paper and one of the following: a sample of your fiction (15-30 pages), creative non-fiction (15-20 pages), or poetry (15-20 pages).

 

Law and Conflict Resolution Minor

On Campus

This is a program for doctoral students at the School of Journalism to declare a Designated Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution by taking certain courses at the Law School. It is designed for doctoral students who are interested in teaching and researching in journalism and law and conflict resolution in a school of journalism or communication department. Under the program, students may receive the Designated Minor upon completion of at least 15 credits, including both core courses and at least 6 credits of electives at the Law School. The Designated Minor will appear on the student’s transcript.

See website for more information: Minor in law and Conflict Resolution

Lifespan Development, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Developmental psychology and lifespan developmental studies include the scientific study of psychological changes that occur over the life course. Therefore, developmental studies are inherently interested in many of the same questions of other areas of psychology, education, family studies, etc., but by investigating the ways in which particular psychological processes change and develop from infancy to adolescence, and through to adulthood. The purpose of the graduate certificate in lifespan development is to provide students in other areas of psychological study, or human behavior broadly defined, a better understanding of the ways in which psychological functions change with age, as well as the challenges and special considerations that are a part of research with children and adolescents and how they may be different from those of working with adults.

Certificate web site:
http://psychology.missouri.edu/dev

For information about certificate, contact: 
Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr, Coordinator

Email:                 
Phone: 
 (573) 884-1681
Address:   Lifespan Development Graduate Certificate Program, 204D McAlester Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211