Master of Arts in STEM Education, Science

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: MA

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Prepares licensed practicing teachers to think critically about the nature of science education from a research-oriented perspective. Graduates are positioned to be leaders in their communities and in diverse schools.

Application​ deadlines

July 12, 2024

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Environmental Sciences & Sustainability Science & Technology

Campus: CU Denver

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver’s STEM Education MA with a concentration in science education prepares licensed practicing teachers to think critically about their contexts, their learners and the nature of science education from a research oriented perspective. Graduates are positioned to be leaders in their communities, and in diverse schools.

In this program students will:

  • Obtain knowledge on science education and pedagogy.
  • Apply the latest theories in experiential science.
  • Gain skills in strategic teaching.

The degree is part of CU Denver’s Personalized Professional Master’s Degree™. Join an innovative program that provides courses to deepen your expertise in the field of science education. At the same time, this Personalized Professional Master’s Degree allows you to customize your curriculum by selecting up to half of the credits of your program from courses outside your main area of focus according to your own needs and interests. Please discuss your course options with your academic advisor and 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

  • SCED 5340 - Equity & Culture in Science Education: Local/Global 3 credits
  • SCED 5500 - The Nature of Science 3 credits
  • SCED 5350 - Issues and Trends in Science Education 3 credits
  • SCED 6110 - Science and Math Curriculum Studies 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.

Additional Information

We welcome applications from teachers who have a strong passion for scientific discovery. The experiential, inquiry-based nature of the program attracts individuals who want to take an active role in their personal and professional growth.

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