Endorsement, Middle School Math


Designed for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and a deeper understanding of how to engage middle school students in math. This endorsement gives teachers the unique qualifications needed 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.


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: 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 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.