Ph.D. in Mathematics Education

Program Overview

The School of Education, through the Teaching and Leadership Program, and in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education. The program is designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of mathematical capability and are committed to full-time graduate study. It emphasizes preparation for academic positions in three areas:

  • research on the teaching and learning of mathematics
  • teacher preparation and professional development
  • teaching mathematics education at the college level

Successful completion of the doctoral program typically requires three to four years of study beyond the master’s degree. Each student’s program of study is tailored to fit the individual’s background, professional experience, and career goals and to satisfy degree requirements.

Most doctoral students earn the majority of their mathematics education credits by working closely with the mathematics education faculty in courses, independent study projects, and internships. Students are encouraged to develop strong backgrounds in mathematics, research design and methods, and learning theories.

Program Contact:

Joanna Masingila, Program Advisor

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