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PhD in Mathematics Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Mathematics Ed Doctoral Program Requirements

Overall, the doctoral program will require at least 81 semester hours completed within a coherent program of study developed and approved by the candidate's Major Professor and Doctoral Committee (which may include transferring up to 30 approved graduate semester hours from work completed toward a master's degree).

The overall structure includes:

Course Type Hours Required
College-wide core 9 hours 

9 hours

Mathematics Education  18 hours 

21 hours 

Research & dissertation 24 hours 

81 hours

To satisfy Mathematics Education hours (18), the following EMAT courses (four required and two joint electives with Science Education) are offered:

Theory and Research for Mathematical Learning and Development
Theory and Practice for Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Education
Advanced Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation
Analysis and Critique of Research in Mathematics Education
Quantitative Reasoning and Modeling in Mathematics and Science Education
Principles and Methods for Integrated Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science

These advanced Mathematics Education courses along with graduate study in Mathematics and Statistics, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies, collectively build knowledge of theoretical and empirical perspectives to lead to a solid competence for engaging in both scholarly and practical work in the field at all levels. One program goal is to stimulate and guide each student to develop their dissertation research as a first step within a well-defined research program that can encompass the initial years of their post-doctoral scholarship.


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