Master in Education, Professional Studies in Mathematics Education

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

The MEd, 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 MEd and Teaching License in Mathematics Education program.


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 detailed admissions and funding information, visit the MEd Professional Studies admissions page.


With guidance from faculty advisors, 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 individual interests.

Topics covered include:

  • instruction and assessment
  • technology-assisted mathematics instruction
  • teaching problem solving
  • mathematics for diverse learners

To see detailed course information visit the MEd Professional Studies page in the graduate catalog and scroll down under the Mathematics Education sub-plan.

Career Outlook

  • Teachers with a master's degree are regarded as experts in their field, making you a more competitive job candidate with an MEd
  • 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 $64,790 and $64,960 for middle school and high school respectively in 2019 [BLS ].
  • Once a teacher is employed, there is much more mobility that comes with a Master's. Teachers with advanced degrees can be promoted to school administration positions and can become mentors to other teachers based upon specific graduate training.

What our students have to say

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, MEd 2019