Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Equips students to become leaders, faculty, and researchers at the forefront of mathematics education. A critical shortage of mathematics teachers and lagging student achievements call for an improved understanding of math learning and teaching across all grade levels.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Mathematics education is in crisis across our country. There is a critical shortage of teachers prepared to teach effectively in classrooms at all grade levels. From preschool through college, student achievement levels are lagging. At the same time, great headway is being made in understanding how children learn mathematical concepts. The PhD in Education and Human Development, Mathematics Education, prepares students to be a leader and changemaker in mathematics education.
In this concentration, PhD students will:
This program is designed for those with aspirations to join an academic faculty for a career in higher education teaching and research. It helps PhD students become an expert in the field’s research literatures, contemporary policy/practice issues, and research methodologies while working in a close relationship with world-renowned faculty mentors. This program culminates in an original research dissertation. Courses and experiences will prepare students to design and conduct such a dissertation study and serve as a basis for becoming a career-long researcher.
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
Students trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare them for excellence in their career as a faculty member or researcher. CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, SEHD is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
Throughout this program, students take part in teaching and research experiences. These include hands-on work with faculty and higher-ed teaching opportunities.
Faculty members collaborate with students to leverage learning opportunities. This includes presenting, writing, and publishing research, thus building students' dossier
As part of course requirements, you will learn how to design and conduct research, including work on your dissertation study.
Recommended Completion Time:4 to 8 years
Required Credits for Completion:75
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: January 1
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.