# Mathematics Education (Ph.D.)

https://ceps.unh.edu/mathematics-statistics/program/phd/mathematics-education

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.

## Admission Requirement

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.

## Applying

Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the program.

Students are advanced to candidacy after meeting the following requirements:

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

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.

## Dissertation

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.