The Ph.D. in Education with an option in Mathematics Education at Oklahoma State prepares
students to conduct research on teaching and learning mathematics at the P-12 level
and beyond. Graduates are prepared to teach an array of mathematics education courses
at both the undergraduate and graduate level and are qualified for faculty positions
in teacher education programs or community colleges, as well as other mathematics
education leadership positions.
Our coursework offers flexibility so you can tailor your studies to reach your career
goals. Successful degree completion requires a minimum of 69-credit hours past the
master’s degree, including 15 hours of dissertation.
Coursework typically includes:
Teaching and learning
Mathematics teacher education
Philosophy of mathematics
Qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods
You will be mentored and taught by faculty who have classroom teaching experience
and who are committed to supporting your research endeavors. We will work closely
with you to develop skills necessary to make original and important scholarly contributions
and provide opportunities to co-present or publish research-based practices alongside
our faculty. Research may focus on a variety of aspects of mathematical teaching, learning and
thinking and employ a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.