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What will I learn?

The math education major is an accredited program primarily focused on the skills needed for teaching secondary education as well as elementary education. Students understand the concept behind mathematical formulas and develop the tools necessary to instruct future students on those concepts. Class sizes are small and follow a cohort model. Students learn the latest techniques and technology to effectively teach middle school and high school students, using tablets, smart boards and software programs. 100% of students who graduate with a degree in math education obtain employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. Northwest’s math education program is highly respected by surrounding educators, and it is common for principals to call Northwest in search of math teachers.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$13,449.52 per year
This fee is calculated on 28 credit hours - 14 each trimester.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

12 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

270 Administration Building,

Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Drive, 101 Valk,



64468, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Admission requirements for first-time freshmen must include the following: A minimum high school grade point average of 2.00 or "C" average and; A college-preparatory curriculum in secondary school, including courses in mathematics, science, language and social studies.

English proficiency exam score

TOEFL – 61

IELTS - 5.5

PTE – 44

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) – 162

GTEC – 1100

iTEP – 3.5

SAKAE – 11 to 12

EIKEN - Pre-1 (2304)

TOEIC – 586

Duolingo – 90

The application deadline for fall term is Jun 15 and Spring term is Nov 01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Northwest Missouri State University

Programs are career-focused, meaning students gain the skills required for a competitive edge in the tough graduate job market.

  • Main campus in Maryville, Missouri
  • 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • 96% graduate prospects rate
  • Focus on profession-based learning