Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

STEM Education MA with a concentration in Mathematics Education: Online

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The need for qualified and effective mathematics teachers has never been greater. University of Colorado Denver recognizes that impactful mathematics teaching requires a deep understanding of both student learning and mathematic content. Graduates of the STEM MA mathematics education concentration are positioned to work successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics play in their student’s lives.

This degree plan does not include a license or an endorsement.

This degree option is available for online students. Core courses are fully online and asynchronous. Distance students may select hybrid courses when available. Distance students participate via video conference in hybrid courses and local students attend face to face sessions. Therefore, the program may be completed with online courses.

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

Thematic Courses (15 credit hours)

The Thematic Course Categories is a collection of courses across all SEHD disciplines designed to allow students to expand student learning.

  • Course 1
  • Course 2
  • Course 3
  • Course 4
  • Course 5

Concentration Research Course (3 credit hours)


To be decided by student with Faculty Advisor

Concentration Capstone Course


The Capstone is completed in your final core course.

Total Credit Hours 30


Program Requirements and Courses

To complete the STEM Education program and earn a master’s degree, students must complete the appropriate course work as outlined above.  All courses require a grade of B- or better and a 3.0 minimum GPA is required for graduation. 

Active Status

Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Students typically take four courses each calendar year. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials.

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