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M.Ed. Professional Studies in Mathematics Education


The Master of Education in Professional Studies in Mathematics Education is a graduate-level, practitioner-based program designed for experienced mathematics teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the field of mathematics education.

The M.Ed., Professional studies degree does not lead to teaching licensure and is designed for teachers that already hold a teaching license. If you wish to earn your teaching license, please apply to our M.Ed. and Initial Teaching License in Mathematics Education program.


With guidance from faculty advisers, candidates complete courses in three areas: a core academic program in education, courses specific to the area of mathematics education, and elective courses.

Coursework is planned around your interests.

Topics covered include instruction and assessment, technology-assisted mathematics instruction, teaching problem solving and mathematics for diverse learners. View all the courses in the catalog. Look under sub-plans at Mathematics Education

Career Outlook

  • Teachers with a master's degree are regarded as experts in their field, making you a more competitive job candidate with an M.Ed.
  • Teachers who have a master's degree will see a roughly $7,000 annual salary increase []
  • Though the salary increase with a master's degree will vary by district and state, Minnesota teachers are on the higher end of the payscale. Median Minnesota teacher salaries were $62,470 and $64,310 for middle school and high school respectively in 2016 [BLS]
  • Once a teacher is employed, there is much more mobility that comes with a master's degree. Teachers with advanced degrees can be promoted to school administration positions and can become mentors to other teachers based upon specific graduate training.

Timeline and Admissions

Applications are accepted for three different start times throughout the year.

Priority admission deadlines:

  • December 15 (spring start)
  • April 30 (summer start)
  • July 31 (fall start)

For more detailed admissions information visit the M.Ed. in Professional Studies admissions page

Sabrina Arredondo

"I’ve really enjoyed getting to hear perspectives of math teachers from around the state and in all grade levels. The conversation and collaboration has been one of the best parts about coming to the University of Minnesota."

Sabrina Arredondo, M.Ed. Candidate 2019

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