School of Education & Counseling

Mathematics (Puerto Rico)  Master of Education

The Master of Education in Mathematics program at Cambridge College Puerto Rico prepares graduates to teach mathematics at the secondary level and go on to become a National Board-Certified mathematics teacher, mathematics specialist or mathematics coach. Consider this program to help children learn the language of mathematics or to add mathematics as a new subject area.

Puerto Rico
30 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Master of Education in Mathematics Program Overview

This program is grounded in a student-focused curriculum that links theory and practice in a collaborative learning environment.

Remember that you don’t need a background in teaching to benefit from this program. Individuals coming from careers in business, engineering, finance and the military are often very successful in relating the importance of mathematics to the real world they have worked in for many years.

Based in Puerto Rico, classes are offered on-campus with online (asynchronous) coursework.

Master of Education Degree in Mathematics Program Highlights

This program will prepare you to be a skilled teacher with strong content knowledge in mathematics. You’ll understand how to:

  • Connect math and other fields and using technology to deepen your students’ understanding
  • Implement well-structured lessons with measurable assessments of learning
  • Establish inclusive practices to create a safe and collaborative learning environment for all students

Advantages of Cambridge College's MEd in Mathematics Program

Earn your Master’s in Mathematics in a flexible, affordable program designed specifically for adult learners. Cambridge College offers:

  • Career-focused learning: Graduates of the Mathematics MEd program are ready to lead in the classroom, adept at using the latest technologies and prepared to advance social justice.
  • Flexible, hybrid program: Four classes per term are taught on-campus, typically on weekends; the rest of the classwork is completed online (asynchronously). This allows you to earn your master’s degree while balancing work and family time.
  • Great location: Our classroom location in Puerto Rico is close to public transportation, and provides year-round free parking for students.
  • Language: Classroom instruction is in Spanish and coursework is in Spanish and English.
  • Exceptional value: As one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges, Cambridge College enables you to save on tuition.

MEd in Mathematics Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Puerto Rico
Cost Per Credit$344
Credits* 30 credits
Total Program Tuition $10,320

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Prospective graduate degree students for programs in the School of Education & Counseling must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee. Pay your $50 ($100 for international students) application fee by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Maildirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • Post-master's certificates and CAGS require an earned master's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Send your resume that details your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals. If your SEC program has a work experience requirement, it will be listed in the Program-Specific Requirements section below.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Include two professional recommendations (not required for fully online programs). These should address your professional character and ability to perform graduate work. Download Applicant Recommendation Form
  7. Interview (required for some programs). If your program requires an interview, it will be listed in the Program-Specific Requirements section below.
  8. Satisfy Health Insurance & Immunization requirements. (Massachusetts only). These are required only for graduate students taking six or more credits per term in Massachusetts through on-campus or hybrid classes. Health insurance may be waived.

Teacher Licensure Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed above, our Teacher Licensure Programs have these additional requirements:

  1. Earned bachelor's degree with 3.0 or higher GPA.
  2. MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. Keep copies of all documents submitted and, upon admission, post in your electronic portfolio:
    1. Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID number)
    2. MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.

Required if completed:

  • Massachusetts preliminary license, if held
  • Sheltered English Instruction requirement
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information

Applicants who do not initially meet all requirements (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or MTEL) for admission into their chosen licensure program must enroll in the corresponding non-licensure degree option. Students who achieve a 3.0 GPA upon completion of the first three SEC courses, pass the MTELs, and now meet all requirements, may request a change of program.

Disclosures: For all Licensure Programs

  • Licensure requirements are subject to change per Massachusetts regulations. All Cambridge College licensure programs are based on current regulations.
  • All candidates admitted for licensure programs must successfully complete the program in its entirety.
  • All requirements at the time of program completion must be finalized prior to seeking Massachusetts endorsement for licensure purposes.
  • If you have any licensure questions, please speak to your program chair.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Careers in Mathematics Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 1,072,300 high school teaching jobs in the United States, with an average of 67,100 openings projected each year, from 2022 to 2032.

The median annual salary across the nation for high school teachers in 2022 was $62,360, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* In Puerto Rico, the mean yearly salary was $29,790.** Adding a master's degree may give graduates a pay increase.


Number of high school teaching jobs in the United States, May 2022*


Annual mean salary of high school teachers in Puerto Rico, May 2022**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, (visited November 21, 2023).

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, (visited November 21, 2023). 

Mathematics Education Jobs

Teaching mathematics to children and high school students is a rewarding career that allows you to make a difference and change lives. Jobs in mathematics for program graduates include:

  • Math teacher
  • Mathematics specialist
  • Mathematics coach
  • Mathematics director

Faculty Spotlight

José M. Plaza-Sanchez

José M. Plaza-Sanchez



Professor José M. Plaza Sánchez has a doctorate in Education with a specialty in curriculum and teaching with a specialty in mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus; a master's degree in Educational Arts with a specialty in secondary mathematics teaching from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus; and a bachelor's degree in Educational Arts with a specialty in secondary mathematics teaching from University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras...