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MA, Curriculum and Instruction Concentration: Mathematics Education


The MA in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education will change to STEM Education - Math 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.​


Effective, knowledgeable and technology-savvy math teachers are in great demand right now. If you are a licensed teacher, who wants to be actively engaged in the exciting endeavors of understanding and improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, then you've come to the right place!

Our program draws students with strong academic capabilities and broad professional experiences. Your course work will include Curriculum Development and School Improvement, Assessment in Mathematics Education, Curriculum in Mathematics and other relevant courses related to teaching and learning mathematics.

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 will put you in touch with the problem-solving strategies, experiential learning activities, and innovative math teaching strategies. 

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We welcome applications from math teachers. We also accept applications from elementary and middle school teachers with strong math backgrounds who would like to add a secondary MA and endorsement.

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


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.

Course Requirements.

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


This program has continuing education​ master's level classes that build on one another and can be considered a pathway toward certificates, endorsements and degrees. Classes are taught by expert faculty and influential members of our community.​

Graduates of this program go on to become:
Math teachers
University instructors
School district administrators
Curriculum developers

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