A proud national leader in STEM education, the CU Boulder School of Education offers this program to support educators who are interested in developing greater understanding and expertise in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The program helps you develop your own content knowledge in mathematics and science, as well as greater understanding of how curriculum and instructional strategies can be tailored to foster students’ understandings of mathematics and science. Some students enroll in the program in conjunction with their participation in a CU Boulder-sponsored professional development program offered in collaboration with local school districts: Partners in Education (PIE)

Admissions Requirements

  • A Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts required after admission)
  • If international, TOEFL scores
  • Application Fee ($60 domestic application/$80 international) along with the application

Admission to all our graduate programs is competitive and based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, personal statement, evidence of special accomplishments, and relevant past experience. Criteria are considered in the aggregate. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact edadvise@colorado.edu.


  • Fall & Summer Application Deadline: January 15, international
  • Fall & Summer Application Deadline: February 1, domestic
  • Spring Application Deadline: September 1, international and domestic 

For more information about courses and program requirements, visit the CU Boulder Course Catalog