This degree is designed primarily for those who want to teach mathematics at the secondary school level. A candidate for the degree must have a valid teaching certificate before entering the program and must satisfactorily complete 30 hours of approved course work. Math 8190 or Math 8090 is required. At least 15 hours must be in 8000-level courses, of which at least 9 hours must be courses from the Mathematics Department. At least two courses are required in the fields of algebra, analysis and geometry/topology. The successful completion of a Master's Project (Math 8190) or Master's Thesis (Math 8090) must be certified by a Master's Committee consisting of three members of the Mathematics regular faculty.

Note: The MU College of Education at the University of Missouri is a separate academic unit offering graduate degrees in Mathematics Education, with an emphasis on learning, teaching, and curriculum development.