CU Denver’s BA to MA program (BAMA) in Education and Human Development is an expedient option designed to allow CU Denver students to complete both an undergraduate degree in Education and Human Development and a master’s degree in as little as five years. Pursuing an MA early in your career will allow you to deepen your expertise, advance your career goals and position you for leadership in your field. The BA to MA provides graduates with the skills to teach in a social justice framework, work with diverse learners and engage in high quality instruction and assessment.

What you'll learn

CU Denver’s BA to MA program (BAMA) in Education and Human Development is an expedient option designed to allow CU Denver students to complete both an undergraduate degree in Education and Human Development and a master’s degree in as little as five years. Pursuing an MA early in your career will allow you to deepen your expertise, advance your career goals and position you for leadership in your field. The BAMAs provide graduates with the skills to teach in a social justice framework, work with diverse learners and engage in high quality instruction and assessment. You will save money by completing graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate during your senior year that will double count toward your BA and your MA degree credit hours.

The program starts with our high quality EDHD BA program where students pursue an elementary, early childhood or special education teaching license. It allows students to use up to 9 credits during their final year for both their BA and MA. You will save money by completing graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate during your senior year that will count toward your BA and your MA degree credit hours.

MA options include:

Middle School Math Endorsement

Endorsement

CU Denver’s online Middle School Math endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers who are seeking career advancement and a deeper understanding of how to engage middle school students in math. Mathematical learning opportunities matter and not all students receive the same kinds of opportunities. This endorsement will give you the unique qualifications you need to support and challenge students with diverse abilities and backgrounds.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: Online Classroom: Fully Online Recommended completion time: 1 to 2 years Credits required for completion: 24 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver’s Middle School online Math endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers who are seeking career advancement and a deeper understanding of how to engage middle school students in mathematics. Mathematical learning opportunities matter and not all students receive the same kinds of opportunities. This endorsement will give you the unique qualifications you need to support students with diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Join an endorsement program that is a perfect steppingstone to teacher leader and administrative positions, or simply to deepen your ability to challenge and support students in mathematics learning. We prepare highly competent professionals through high quality curriculum and hands-on projects that are relevant, empowering, applicable, student centered, challenging and focused on social justice. Our faculty members help you open doors to your dream position in math education. They will enhance your teaching practices by giving you a new understanding of the challenges faced by your students and the latest best practices in math education.

The School of Education & Human Development is regularly ranked as a top graduate school by U.S. News & World Report.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about elevating mathematics education. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That is why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.

Courses

MTED 5621: A World of (Different) Numbers: Quantity and Operation

MTED 5622: Expanding Conceptions of Algebra

MTED 5623: Geometrical Ways of Reasoning

MTED 5301: Assessment and Equity in Mathematics Instruction

RSEM 5100: Basic Statistics

MTED 5300: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Mathematics

MTED 5040: Mathematics Teaching – Theory and Practice

MTED 5070: (Re) Humanizing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: July 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.

Additional Requirements

We welcome applications from motivated licensed teachers who want to teach middle school math students.

Courses

A BA to MA program is an uninterrupted enrollment plan that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A student follows a prescribed BA to MA program plan of study. The typical two to three year time-frame that is required to earn a master’s degree may be decreased to as little as one year from the date a student receives a bachelor’s degree.

During an undergraduate’s senior year, BA to MA students develop a plan with their advisor to take graduate courses within their designated BA degree plan.

Admissions Requirements

Apply for admission into the BA to MA program in the semester you apply for your professional year (senior year.)

Professional year applications are forwarded to faculty for those who have chosen to opt in to the BA to MA option for MA admission decisions.

After admittance, you will begin taking three graduate-level courses in your senior year. Once you complete your bachelor’s degree, you move right into completing your master’s by taking 21 additional credits. If you choose to include an endorsement with your MA, you may need to take more than 21 additional credits to receive the MA and an endorsement. If you require additional time, you have up to seven years to complete your master’s degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value equal opportunities in education. 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.