Mathematics for Educators (MA)

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Graduate Courses for Spring 2020

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the School of Education and is only available at the St. Louis home campus. 

Program Description

All of our courses are designed specifically for the mathematics teacher, grades 9-14. The faculty strives to consistently demonstrate outstanding teaching, with the hope that our graduates will be among the most talented and capable teachers in the schools. We want out students to study mathematics in an interesting, growth-producing environment so that they will always be enthusiastic learners and teachers of mathematics. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in mathematics that are relevant to their own teaching.
  • Students will increase their power to employ mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques.
  • Students will experience learning mathematics in ways that stimulate their imagination and intelligence.


Students must complete 33 credit hours of graduate mathematics courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. There are no specific course requirements.


Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should also see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Essay.
  • A mathematical background equivalent to that of an undergraduate mathematics major.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the director of the Mathematics for Educators program.

Transfer of Credit

Up to 6 credit hours of mathematics courses may be transferred from another university, provided that the courses transferred are part of the host university's graduate degree program in mathematics and that the grades earned for the courses are B or higher.

Advancement to Candidacy

Upon completing 9 credit hours, students are required to Advance to Candidacy for which they write an essay describing what they have learned so far in the program and what they hope to learn in the remaining part of the program.

Final Reflections

During their penultimate semester, and at least one academic year following their Advancement to Candidacy, students need to register for MTHC 5900 Final Reflections. This is a no tuition, zero-credit-hour course in which students write an essay describing how they have changed as a result of participating in the program.