Mathematics Education (Ph.D.)
The program is designed to provide students with depth and breadth in the fields of both mathematics education and mathematics; preparing students for educational and research leadership. The program is designed to advance forefront knowledge in mathematics education through world-class cutting-edge research.
Applicants to the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education degree must have BA or BS from an accredited college or university. Successful candidates typically have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education and/or advanced coursework in mathematics.
Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the program.
Students are advanced to candidacy after meeting the following requirements:
|Advanced Coursework in Mathematics|
|MATH 951||Algebra I||3|
|MATH 952||Algebra II||3|
|MATH 953||Analysis I||3|
|MATH 954||Analysis II||3|
|MATH 955||Topology I||3|
|Advanced Coursework in the Major Field (Mathematics Education)|
|MATH 958||Foundations of Math Education||1|
|MATH 968||Topics in Mathematics Education I (A)||3|
|MATH 968||Topics in Mathematics Education I (B)||3|
|MATH 978||Topics in Mathematics Education II (at least two semesters)||6|
|Advanced Coursework in Research Methods|
|MATH 959||Introduction to Research Design in STEM Education||3|
|EDUC 904||Qualitative Inquiry in Research||4|
|MATH 835||Statistical Methods for Research||3|
Successful completion of written comprehensive examinations in algebra, analysis, mathematics education and an elective subject.
Successful completion of a minor program of study (usually a related one, such as educational psychology or research methodology, but possibly in an area of mathematics) followed by the minor presentation.
Successful completion of a dissertation proposal defense in the major field of mathematics education.
Experience in teaching equivalent to at least half-time for one year typically through assistantship assignments.
Students must complete and submit a dissertation that involves original research in mathematics education.
- Demonstrate deep knowledge of graduate level mathematics content: algebra, analysis, topology.
- Demonstrate competency in the minor field of study different from, but related to mathematics education (e.g., mathematics, statistics, linguistics, research methods, other sciences, STEM disciplines).
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate foundations of mathematics education research, theories of mathematics teaching and learning, and mathematics curriculum.