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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Mathematics Education

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education is the only graduate degree of its kind in the city of San Antonio. This program prepares graduates to pursue mathematical leadership in high school or college teaching, or to enter doctoral programs in mathematics education. Students are also introduced to the breadth of mathematics education research. Program graduates teach in a variety of districts in San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges, and even here at UTSA. The University of Texas at San Antonio will provide an interactive and immersive experience to support students through a productive career in mathematics education.

Learn from Award-Winning Faculty

This program is taught by award winning faculty who implement innovative curricula and teach according to the best pedagogical practices for teaching mathematics. Graduates maintain strong relationships with program faculty and mentors, providing continuous opportunities for networking, development, and growth throughout their careers.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Mathematics Education (MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries).
  Purpose Statement Required
  Letters of Recommendation 3 academic or professional reference(s) demonstrating your attributes for successful completion of this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Mathematics Education (MS)
Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Fall 2024 March 15 June 1 June 1
Spring 2025 Not Available November 1 December 1
Summer 2025 Not Available May 1 May 1

Funding Opportunities

Competitive teaching assistantships are available for graduate students and provide students with a variety of opportunities to hone their professional skills. These include instructing basic mathematics courses, tutoring in the department’s Mathematics Lab, working with professors, and engaging in community education activities.

For information about Teaching Assistantships, click below.

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Career Options

A Mathematics Education graduate degree will prepare students for careers in education, education administration, and mathematics education research.

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

This program is housed on UTSA’s Main campus. All required courses in the program are offered during nights, weekends, or summer to accommodate the busy schedules of in-service teachers.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Jessica Gehrtz, PhD