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Mathematics Education Concentration

The Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education prepares professional mathematics educators to contribute to the scholarly knowledge base in mathematics and mathematics education in a broad range of educational settings.

Graduates of this program typically assume positions as college or university professors in schools or colleges of education or departments of mathematics. In these positions, their primary responsibilities are to conduct research on middle, secondary, or post-secondary mathematics teaching and learning, to teach content and pedagogy courses, and to direct theses and dissertations.

Graduates will also be qualified to assume positions as mathematics education leaders in school districts, educational research laboratories, or educational publishing companies. In this program, graduate students develop professional competencies through (a) the combination of coursework in mathematics education, mathematics, and a cognate area; (b) the acquisition of research skills; (c) the completion of a residency plan (which includes demonstration of competence in teaching preservice or in-service mathematics teachers and instructors); and (d) the completion and defense of a dissertation.

In general, the program is framed by the principles to guide doctoral programs adopted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

Course description and classes

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