This degree is part of the Mathematics Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

The EdS degree in mathematics education is intended for teachers who have already completed a master’s degree and are seeking additional education related to leadership, curriculum development, research and improving their own teaching skills.

This degree is offered both on campus and online. Visit Mizzou Online for more information about the online option, including degree requirements, coursework and application instructions. Neither program leads to certification.

Degree Requirements

To receive an EdS in mathematics education, you must complete 30 credit hours beyond a master’s degree. Coursework is comprised of at least 15 hours at the 8000 level or higher. At least half the coursework must comprise education courses.


You must meet two sets of minimum qualifications in order to be considered for admission:

A committee of faculty members reviews your application’s credentials. You are not guaranteed admission even if you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the Graduate Studies application, you must submit the following materials to the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)