MEd and Teaching License, Mathematics Education

Our accelerated program will prepare you to start teaching with solid classroom experience. You will complete all of the required teaching hours through our unique co-teaching practicum model and required coursework in 12 months. You can earn your MEd while teaching in your own classroom.

The license to teach in Minnesota is highly transferable to other states and our candidates are sought after by local school districts. This is a graduate-level, full-time program.


Math education graduates found teaching jobs within a year of completing licensure coursework (2020-2022 cohorts)


The teaching licensure coursework is offered in a full-time, twelve-month graduate program that integrates coursework with student teaching. Program orientation is in May. Courses start in the summer and finish the following summer. Students earning their MEd along with their license will complete 11 additional credits after finishing the licensure part of the program. Evening, online, and summer courses are available to complete the MEd coursework on a part-time basis while teaching. You have up to three years to complete the required 11 credits to earn your Master of Education.


Our program prepares future middle and high school math teachers to support adolescent learners while exploring the personal and political of math instruction. Instructors examine how educational experiences are shaped by race, language, culture, identity, and codes of power. We educate teachers to reflect on these issues with students through modeling and discussions. We cultivate relationships with diverse schools, teachers, and learners committed to engaging communities, enacting social justice, transforming learning experiences, and creating joy.

Masters of Education

We offer our teacher preparation programs at the graduate level because it affords you the opportunity to master your content knowledge in your undergraduate degree, allowing for an accelerated program that focuses on teaching. Combining an MEd with your teaching license offers the following advantages:

  • 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, Minnesota teachers are on the higher end of the payscale, especially in STEM-focused fields. The annual mean Minnesota teacher salaries were $64,790 for middle school teachers and $64,960 for high school teachers in 2019 [Bureau of Labor Statistics].
  • Teachers with advanced degrees are seen as experts. You can be promoted to a school administration position and mentor other teachers based on your graduate training.

Program details

Student experience

Our unique co-teaching program and cohort experience will help you gain the confidence you need to start in your own classroom with plenty of support. You will engage in student teaching at both a middle school and a high school. Learn more about the student teaching experience.

Program coursework

The coursework will cover core teaching practices including leading discussion, assessments, developing engaging activities, principles of equitable mathematics teaching, developing skills to meet the needs of all learners.

See the core curriculum and electives for the program in the University course catalog Teaching MEd page under the Math sub-plan.

Admission, tuition, and scholarship information

See admissions deadlines, prerequisites, application requirements, and program costs.

Related Programs

Teacher Scholars of Color program

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Do you identify, or are you identified, as a non-majority racial group? Consider participating in the Teacher Scholars of Color program. Students admitted to the MEd and initial teaching license programs have the opportunity to join a community of prospective teachers of color and get paired with a faculty mentor. International students are also welcome to this program. Find out more about the TSoC program.

What our students have to say

Erika Storvick
I appreciated that the U offered a one-year, intensive program that would allow me to become a teacher sooner, and that the student teaching hours were built into the program.

Ericka Storvick, MEd 2020