Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Mathematics Education
The PhD concentration in Mathematics Education requires a minimum of 60 credit hours including 30 credit hours of dissertation. The degree requirement will be accomplished on full-time basis where students can complete the program in about 3.5 academic years. The main objective of Mathematics Education concentration is to develop educators with an understanding of mathematics and its teaching and learning, and to prepare them to work as researchers or policy professionals. Additionally, doctoral candidates will demonstrate expertise in designing and implementing curriculum and instructional interventions that accommodate ALL students. Throughout this program, doctoral students will be involved in a broad range of experiences that focus on learning and teaching, understanding, mathematical communication, technology as well as participating in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research studies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
- Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
- Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
- Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession.
- Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 60 hours
Part 2: Concentration Requirements (9 credits)
Part 3: Elective Requirements
A 3-credit CURR 7xx level course approved by the Advisory Committee. (3.00 hours)