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PhD Programs in Math Education

Earn a PhD in Mathematics Education

We offer two PhD programs in mathematics education: one through the School of Education and one through the Mathematics Department (see descriptions below). Students from both programs regularly work together and occasionally attend conferences together.

math education grad students at PME-NA in 2019
Some of our mathematics education graduate students at the PME-NA conference in Saint Louis, in 2019

The Mathematics Education Doctoral Program in the School of Education focuses on original research, preparing students for research and teaching in a context that is rigorous, collegial, and cooperative.

The Mathematics Education Doctoral Program in the Department of Mathematics functions like other Mathematics PhD prgrams in the department, but with a research focus on teaching & learning mathematics.