Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Secondary Math (License)

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: BS License

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Equips future teachers with the expertise to encourage middle and high school students to solve complex problems and use critical analysis and decision making.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

Becoming a math teacher gives you a deeper understanding of how to excite middle and high school students' interest's mathematics, problem-solving and decision making. This profession in-demand, is important in encouraging students to learn and thrive in a world increasingly driven by information and technology. In this four-year, 124 credit hour undergraduate BS program, you will learn to plan assessment-informed instruction for educational excellence and equity for all children including those from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, class and ability backgrounds.

Preparing math teachers is a highly collaborative process between the math department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver as well as our highly experienced K-12 partner educators in the metro area.

In this teacher education program, you will learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who are known for innovation and research in STEM education, social and emotional growth and building a diverse teacher workforce. Through the math department, you will garner the essential content and education theory needed to be an effective math teacher. In our school district partnerships, you will "live the life of a teacher," becoming a vital member of the teaching staff as a teacher candidate.

You may be starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or returning to the university setting after years away. Regardless, you'll join a top education school with collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty who will prepare you for success in any classroom anywhere.

Any school can promise a teacher residency. Few can deliver one as well supported and prepared as ours. For more than 25 years, we have been working closely with area schools to create a proven residency program that supports your development as you work with teams of dedicated practicing teachers, teacher leaders and university faculty in the school. Further, because of our urban location and emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, our graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in any classroom.

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 careers in teaching. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That's why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.


To earn this 124 credit hour BS in Mathematics with a teacher's license in Secondary Education students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below. Students should declare their track as early as possible to avoid taking classes that do not count toward their degree or licensure. Please reach out to your CLAS advisor as soon as possible to indicate your interest and to plan your course schedule.

Sample Courses

  • EDFN 4010 - Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in Urban Education 3 credits
  • CLDE 4020 - Responsive Classroom Communities 3 credits
  • MTED 4300 - Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Mathematics 3 credits
  • MTED 4301 - Assessment and Equity in Mathematics Instruction 3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:4 Years

Required Credits for Completion:120

Admission Requirements

We encourage applications from incoming freshmen, current students at CU Denver, students transferring from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants and people who are interested in working in community-based organizations.

This program has rolling admissions; but, the application closes:

  • Jan 1 for Spring semester
  • May 15 for Summer semester
  • August 1 for Fall semester.

For more information, email or call 303.315.6300.