Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Mathematics Education
The Ph.D. prepares students to do research and teach mathematics and mathematics education at colleges and universities.
Specifically, this 90-credit hour Ph.D. program prepares you to conduct original research on topics in Mathematics Education, such as studies on how students and teachers learn mathematics, examinations of equity in mathematics education, assessments of students’ and teachers’ mathematical knowledge, studies about teachers’ beliefs, and studies about how technology can be used to enhance mathematics learning.
The doctoral program focuses on K-12 mathematics teaching and learning. Most students entering the program have K-12 teaching experience, and graduates of the program often become university faculty who prepare elementary and secondary teachers.
Master’s course work more than five years old may not always be applied to the degree, so individuals who completed master’s degrees more than five years prior to applying should check with program faculty about transferring in master’s level coursework.
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)