Master of Arts in STEM Education, Math


Positions teachers to work successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics play in students' lives. Graduates help meet the high demand for qualified, effective mathematics teachers. Core courses are fully online. Offered in on-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Online Classroom: Fully Online Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 2 to 3 years Credits required for completion: 30 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you'll learn

Today’s successful mathematics teacher deeply understands diverse learners and has strong content knowledge about mathematics. There is a shortage of mathematics teachers in many parts of the U.S including in Colorado. In fact, the need for qualified and proficient mathematics teachers has never been greater. 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 students' lives. Core Courses are fully online. You may choose elective courses in on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.

Personalized Professional master’s degree TM

The degree is part of CU Denver’s Personalized Professional master’s degree™. Join an innovative program that provides courses and deepens your expertise in mathematics 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.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

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 or call 303-315-6300.