Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development - Mathematics Education

PhD

​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. CU 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.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 4 to 8 years Credits required for completion: 75 Minimum education level: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution Application deadline: December 1st

The Details

What you'll learn

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:

  • Obtain knowledge on teacher learning and professional development designed to impact content knowledge and pedagogical practices in classrooms.
  • Learn how to incorporate mixed research methods to answer questions about particular interventions and how they support teacher and student learning.
  • Use digital data in both the design of professional development interventions as well the evaluation of teaching and learning becoming expert in the mathematics teaching and learning literature.

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 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.

Courses

The 75-credit program begins each fall.

Admissions Requirements

The PhD in Education and Human Development, mathematics education concentration, is a four to eight-year hybrid program with the following application requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Strong interest in pursuing rigorous research
  • Written Statement of Purpose
    • Your purpose in pursuing the PhD
    • A brief sketch of your future career goals
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • GRE (official scores within the last five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Interview

Upon examination of an applicant's materials, the admission committee will have the prerogative to require additional courses or experiences to ensure that an individual has the necessary background to move successfully into the program requirements.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300.