When you decide to pursue this degree, you will learn practical and valuable knowledge and skills to help you engage your students in exciting STEM content. Our program focuses on understanding students' ideas, creating equitable STEM learning environments, assessing students' needs and providing high-quality instruction. The courses you will take focus on developing this knowledge and these skills in the context of rich STEM content. Developing a final master’s project on creating a practical solution to your teaching and learning programs.

STEM Education - Math

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver The need for qualified and effective mathematics teachers has never been greater. University of Colorado Denver recognizes that impactful mathematics teaching requires a deep understanding of both student learning and mathematic content. Graduates of the STEM MA mathematics education concentration are positioned to work successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics play in their student’s lives. You may choose from on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.

STEM Education - Math-Science

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Math-science educators are in high demand. CU Denver recognizes this shortage and prepares teachers to effectively guide today’s learners. Math-science teachers need expertise in understanding STEM learning and highly effective assessment and teaching practices. CU Denver’s MA in STEM Education with a concentration in math-science education prepares you to be a leading educator at the forefront of this field. You may choose from on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.

Teaching - Secondary Math

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Math (7 - 12) teaching license expertly prepares you to become an effective, knowledgeable and technology-savvy math teacher. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. Join us if you want state-of-the-art mathematics pedagogies, with a strong focus on technology integration as well as a focus on equity in reaching diverse students.

Teaching - Secondary Science

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Science (7 - 12 Generalist)) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program designed and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. You will gain in-depth, relevant knowledge and skills that allow you to make science meaningful to your students.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity - Mathematics Education

Degree Earned: EdD Campus: CU Denver CU Denver's Doctor of Education (EdD) concentration in math education prepares students to lead schools in designing strategies and pedagogies for improvement in teaching and learning mathematics. Our students are trained in research methods that are practice-oriented and conduct Doctoral Research Projects (DRP) to address issues of equity in math education and to understand the relationship between teacher professional development and student learning.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development - Mathematics Education

Degree Earned: PhD Campus: CU Denver ​Mathematics education is in crisis across the country—there is a critical shortage of teachers prepared to teach effectively in classrooms at all grade levels, from preschool through college and student achievement levels are lagging. At the same time, we are making great headway in understanding how children learn simple and complex mathematical concepts over the arc of their schooling experience. CU Denver’s PhD in Education and Human Development concentration in mathematics education prepares you to be a leader, faculty member and researcher at the forefront of the change.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development - Science Education

Degree Earned: PhD Campus: CU Denver ​CU Denver's Education and Human Development PhD with a concentration in Science Education prepares you to explore, understand, and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. This program prepares you to become an equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leader in the field of science research and education, allowing you to foster experiential learning and exploration in all the learners you encounter.