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Mathematics Education

Today's elementary, middle, secondary and university mathematics research, instruction and curriculum embrace a variety of strategies and technologies. The Texas A&M graduate program in mathematics education includes work with the latest research findings, curriculum developments, computer-based teaching tools, Internet and web-based sources and information technologies such as modeling, visualization and data management. The program characteristics include:

  • Research-based degree with an emphasis on mathematics learning with understanding and how to advance mathematics performance for all students.
  • Opportunity for individualized projects that expand knowledge about teaching and learning with and through technology.
  • Technology-rich environment, not only in terms of instructional tools, but also in the opportunity to employ technology in collecting data, modeling applied situations and building representations of important mathematics concepts.
  • Opportunity to study with a group of like-minded and motivated colleagues. Scheduled and available courses, making it possible to complete a degree within a well-defined time period.
  • Course work and research available on-campus, as well as via the Internet and through distance-learning, offering geographic and economic flexibility and accessibility.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, possess a wide array of experiences and achieve national exposure before graduation. As a result of mentorship by mathematics education faculty and through participation in extant research projects, graduate students will present their work at local, regional and national conferences as well as publish in relevant journals.

Mathematics Education offers two graduate degree plans: a 64-hour Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and 32-hour Master of Science (M.S.) and a certification option: a 36-hour Master of Education (M.Ed.). Each program includes strong mathematics education theory, involvement in on-going research and writing and presenting papers.

List of Mathematics Education courses.

Mathematics Education Brochure

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Kerri Smith
Assistant Director
104A Heaton Hall
Office Phone: (979) 862-8032

Clarissa Gonzalez
Academic Advisor II
104C Heaton Hall
Office Phone: (979) 862-8032

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Dr. Mary M. Capraro

Associate Professor
421 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Robert M. Capraro

326 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Trina J. Davis

Assistant Professor
425 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Dianne Goldsby

Clinical Professor
422 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Gerald Kulm

(979) 845-8384

Dr. Yeping Li

Professor and Department Head
308 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Dawn Parker

Clinical Professor
423 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8384

Dr. Jane Schielack

Professor And Associate Dean
(979) 458-0549

Dr. Vincent Schielack

Associate Professor
(979) 845-2831