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Ed.D. in Mathematics Education

The Doctor of Education in Education with a concentration in Mathematics Education (EMAT) program requires students to successfully complete 80 credit hours. Applicants must already have a master's degree and three years of teaching experience in addition to completing EDRE 5530 - Introduction to Research or an equivalent course prior to entering the program. All classes in this program are delivered online.



Required Courses (80 credit hours)

Program Knowledge Base
Select 15 credit hours from the below list. Students should consult their advisor before choosing to take either EMAT 5150 or EMAT 5160.

  • EMAT 5150 - Elementary and Middle School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5160 - High School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 5600 - Diversity in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 5730 - Learning and Cognition (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 5720 - Educational Leader as Change Agent (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 5650 - Educational Leader as Communicator (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5660 - Proposal Writing (3 credit hours)

Advanced Research Courses
Select 9 credit hours from the below list. Coursework in both qualitative and quantitative research is required and courses can be taken outside the College of Education. Course selection is subject doctoral committee approval.

  • EDRE 5600 - Ed Research 1: Descriptive (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5610 - Ed Research 2: Group Comparison (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5620 - Ed Research 3: Correlational (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5630 - Ed Research 4: Multivariate (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5550 - Action Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5640 - Intro to Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5645 - Phenomenology, Case Study, and Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5655 - Ethnography & Narrative Inquiry in Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5670 - Mixed Methods Research (3 credit hours)

Practicum/Internship
Two credit hours. Must be determined with doctoral committee.

  • EDCI 5580 - Internship (2 credit hours)

Mathematics Education Specialization
Students must take all 18 credit hours listed below.

  • EMAT 5100 - Theory & Research in Learning & Development (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5200 - Advanced Math Curriculum, Assessment & Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5300 - Theory & Practice in Mathematics Teaching & Teacher Education (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5400 - Analysis & Critique of Research in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5600 - Quantitative Reasoning & Modeling in Mathematics & Science Education (3 credit hours)
  • EMAT 5800 - Culture, Power & Identity in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)

Dissertation in Practice
Students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours.

  • EDCI 5980 - Dissertation Research (6 credit hours)

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