24 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Mathematics Education from University of Minnesota is a research degree designed for experienced educators who wish to explore and improve math teaching and learning. 


Mathematics Education at University of Minnesota is focused on helping transition K-12 curriculum from an emphasis on algorithms to one which emphasizes conceptual understanding and problem solving.

Focus areas of research include:

  • STEM integration
  • Learning and cognition
  • Research on instructor preparation
  • Evaluation and assessment


The MA program can be completed in two years of full-time study or can be completed in a longer timeline on a part-time basis.

To view the core curriculum and electives visit the MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction page in the course catalogue and look under sub-plan for "Mathematics Education".

Two curriculum options are available for MA students. You can choose either a thesis (Plan A) or final paper (Plan B) to complete your degree.

Career outlook

Graduates of the MA in Mathematics Education have assumed positions as university faculty, instructional leaders in the public schools, curriculum development specialists, and assessment specialists. Many go on to earn their PhD in STEM education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rational Number Concepts and Proportionality
  • Teaching Problem Solving
  • Teaching Probability and Statistics
  • Technology-Assisted Mathematics Instruction
  • Seminar: Mathematics Education 
  • Research in Mathematics Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts.Upload your transcripts into the application system. Please include all transcripts from any institution you have attended, even if you did not earn a degree or certificate. Please do not mail your transcripts. Official transcripts are required only after you are admitted. Tips for uploading your transcript(s).
  • Resume.
  • CI Application Form. Upload in the graduate program additional materials section.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Ask professors, employers, or supervisors to speak to your potential for successfully completing your degree; they will upload their letters directly into the online application.
  • Personal statement.
  • Diversity statement.
  • Short writing sample.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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