To The Top

Graduate study in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum prepares teachers, curriculum leaders and teacher educators for professional excellence. With the rapid changes in education–especially developments in instructional materials and techniques, curriculum construction and classroom organization — teachers who have completed their certification may need to update, refine and extend their knowledge and skills.

Further, many educators enter new roles as subject-matter specialists, curriculum coordinators, supervisors of instruction, department heads, leaders of professional development education or teacher educators. Graduate programs in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum are designed to prepare the professionals for these new roles.

Areas of study
Majors can elect an area of concentration in curriculum development and research, or teacher education. Concentration areas in disciplines outside professional education, such as economics, management, science, mathematics, English and sociology, also may be chosen.

Degrees Offered

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