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. You’ll complete a final master’s project that is a practical solution to your teaching and learning goals.

Master of Science in Mathematics Education

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: MS

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Designed for licensed teachers who want to delve into mathematics theory while developing research-based teaching practices that support students' mathematics learning.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling Admission

Program Details

Interest Categories: Computing & Mathematics Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver recognizes that effective mathematics teaching requires a deep understanding of student learning and deep knowledge of mathematics content. This program is seeking licensed teachers who want to delve into mathematics theory while developing research-based teaching practices that support students' mathematics learning. Graduates of the Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSEd) may be well positioned to pursue a PhD. Working successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics plays in the sciences and engineering.

Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a teacher leader. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Sample Courses

  • MTED 5030 - Theories Of Mathematics Learning3 credits
  • MTED 5040 - Mathematics Teaching - Theory and Practice3 credits
  • MTED 5050 - Critique Of Mathematics Education Research3 credits
  • MTED 5060 - Developmental Pathways In Students' Mathematical Thinking3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:2 to 3 years

Required Credits for Completion:30

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, proof of teaching license or special services license is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-6300.

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