Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Equips candidates to become leaders, faculty members, and researchers at the forefront of change as a critical shortage of mathematics teachers and lagging student achievement levels give way to new understandings about how children learn simple, complex mathematical concepts over the arc of their schooling experience.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Mathematics education is in crisis across the country—there is a critical shortage of teachers prepared to teach effectively in classrooms at all grade levels, from preschool through college, and student achievement levels are lagging. At the same time, we are making great headway in understanding how children learn simple and complex mathematical concepts over the arc of their schooling experience. University of Colorado Denver's PhD in Education and Human Development concentration in mathematics education prepares you to be a leader, faculty member and researcher at the forefront of the change.
In this concentration, students will:
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a faculty member or researcher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
The 75-credit program begins each fall.
The curriculum includes a combination of on-campus, hybrid, remote, and online courses each semester.
Every student must be available to attend on-campus courses each semester.
Recommended Completion Time:4 to 8 years
Required Credits for Completion:75
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: January 10*
*Extended deadline for Fall 2022 only
The core course rotation begins every fall. We encourage students to review the concentration area choices on our website and contact one or more of the faculty associated with that concentration area for an appointment prior to submitting their application. This ensures the students have an opportunity to discuss their research area of interest, as well as introduce themselves to the faculty. Also, the financial support we provide our PhD students is often tied to federal and state funding decisions, so meeting with a faculty member will let you know if any funding opportunities will be available in the upcoming year.
As part of gaining admission to the PhD program, students are paired with a doctoral faculty advisor/mentor. The doctoral faculty may request a personal interview to complement the information provided in the application materials.