Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Mathematics Education
Equips school leaders to design strategies and pedagogies for improvement in teaching and learning mathematics. The training focuses on research methods that are practice-oriented and conducted through the Doctoral Research Projects (DRP) to address issues of equity in math education and understand the relationship between teacher professional development and student learning.
The Program at a Glance
School: School of Education & Human DevelopmentCampus: CU DenverClassroom: Online and on campus classesRecommended completion time: 3 or 5 YearsCredits required for completion: 54Minimum education level: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institutionApplication deadline: December 1
What you'll learn
Are you passionate about mathematics? Do you agree that improving P-20 math education is a critical need for our society?
Become a member of the next mathematics education EdD cohort to become a leader who is ready to:
Engage with award-winning faculty, national grantmaking organizations like the National Science Foundation and our district-partners on identified problems of practice and policy
Work extensively with teachers and other educators to support transformation in the teaching and practice of math education to support student achievement
Address issues of equity in math education and reimage learning environments that broaden participation in the discipline
Utilize video data in both the design and evaluation of professional development interventions
Explore diverse data sources for strategic planning and decision-making
Learn with your peers in a cohort-based 3 or 5 year plan to graduation, and
Address real problems through a dissertation-in-practice.
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a leader who understands the value, complexities and unique opportunities of math education. 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 & 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 54-credit program begins each summer.
The curriculum includes:
18 hours in EdD core courses:
Six credit hours equity core (two three-credit courses)
Six credit hours leadership and organizational performance core (two three-credit courses)
Six credit hours learning core (two three-credit courses)
Nine hours in the research core (three three-credit courses)
12 hours in one Concentration Area (four three-credit hour blocks)
15 hours in completion of a culminating Doctoral Research Project (includes one hour of mandatory design workshop experiences, second fall semester)
All courses and experiences strive to expose students to context-specific best practices, interdisciplinary connections, and applied research in an environment that stresses the application of theory to practice. Course assignments focus on problem-solving experiences.
The EdD program has been designed to enable students to complete program requirements in three years, or five years for those taking one class per semester.
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, math education concentration, is a three- or five-year, hybrid program, designed for working professionals, with the following application requirements:
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
Written Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose is five to seven pages in length, detailing your professional background, relevant personal interests, commitment to access and educational equity, and short- and long-term professional goals.
Current resume or curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions