The PhD in Education, option in Mathematics Education is designed for those who want
to conduct research on teaching and learning mathematics at the P-12 level and beyond.
The goal of our program is to prepare educators to address critical issues in mathematics
education by engaging students in reflective teaching, deepening their mathematical
knowledge and developing analytical perspectives for research. Our graduates are equipped
for successful careers in academia and work within educational institutions, government
agencies or other informal learning environments.
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:
Mathematics Education research in learning, teaching, critical issues and affective
Graduate-level study in a mathematics field
Qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods
Other supporting coursework (e.g., Diversity & Equity and Theoretical Foundations
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.