Master of Arts in STEM Education, Math-Science

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: MA

Classroom Type: Fully Online On campus Online and on campus classes

Positions teachers with expertise in STEM learning and highly effective assessment and teaching practices to effectively guide today's learners. Graduates help meet the demand for qualified math-science teachers and become leading educators at the forefront of this field. Offered in on-campus, hybrid, and fully online formats.

Application​ deadlines

July 12, 2024

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

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 access to insightful research, an understanding of learning for diverse students and highly impactful assessment and teaching practices. University of Colorado Denver’s MA in STEM Education concentration in mathematics-science education prepares you to be a leader and advocate at the forefront of this field. You may choose from on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.

This program is designed for licensed practicing teachers with a passion for scientific discovery, mathematical problem-solving and educational equity. You will learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who are known for innovation and research in STEM education.

Personalized Professional master’s degree TM

The STEM MA is part of CU Denver’s Personalized Professional master’s degree™. Join an innovative program that provides courses and deepens your expertise in math-science education. At the same time, this Personalized Professional master’s degree allows you to customize your curriculum by selecting from courses outside of the main area of focus according to your own needs and interests. Please discuss your course options with your faculty advisor.

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 5621 - A World of (Different) Numbers: Quantity and Operation 3 credits
  • MTED 5623 - Geometrical Ways Of Reasoning 3 credits
  • SCED 5340 - Equity & Culture in Science Education: Local/Global 3 credits
  • SCED 5500 - The Nature of Science 3 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: July 12

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 2 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 or call 303-315-6300.

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