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MA, Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Elementary Math and Science Education


The MA in Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Math and Science Education will change to STEM Education - Elementary Math-Science effective fall 2019 for all enrolled students. The new name is more descriptive of the expertise program completers acquire and provides employers with a clearer description of graduates’ learning. This change better serves the interests of our current and future students and ensures their success post-graduation.


At CU Denver, we recognize the urgent need for outstanding math and science teachers in this country. And, we're all about preparing the finest! If you're a licensed practicing teacher with a passion for scientific discovery, our interactive math and science education classes will prepare you for a purposeful career.

We've designed the program to be convenient for current teachers. For example, courses are offered online, in the evenings, and weekend formats. Course assignments are relevant to the work of practicing teachers and can be completed in teachers' own classrooms.

Our faculty is top-notch. They partner regularly on education projects with the National Science Foundation and The National Park Service. They will put you in touch with the latest theories, experiential math and science learning activities, and innovative teaching strategies.

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We welcome applications from elementary teachers who have a strong interest in bringing hands-on math/science learning to their students. We also accept applications from middle and high school teachers who would like to add an elementary endorsement with a strong math/science focus.

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Classes are scheduled to fit around your professional hours.

We recommend that working teachers take no more than one course per semester during the school year, and up to two courses in the summer. In general, you should not take more than two courses in any given semester.

Your MA course requirements depend upon your background.

Course requirements if you obtained a teaching license through CU Denver's Urban Community Teacher Education program
Course requirements if you obtained your teacher's license in any other way.

For more information, select from the above tabs and/or contact the Student Services Center at or 303-315-6300.


Students for Equity & Justice in Education (SEJE)

Members of this student organization at University of Colorado Denver explore the role of equity and social justice within urban schools. They also participate in community events that relate to the group's mission. 

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Graduates of this program go on to become:
Elementary teachers in public and private schools
Science educators at community and cultural organizations

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