Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Mathematics Education
Today’s elementary, middle, secondary and university mathematics research, instruction and curriculum embrace a variety of strategies and technologies. The TLAC 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.
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.
Degree: Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Mathematics Education
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: 64
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The Ph.D. degree plan includes quality course work and research experiences, preparing students to be involved in mathematics education research. The program encompasses core courses and specialized study in mathematics education, leading to a dissertation on an original research question. Students may pursue individual interests, while joining in ongoing research projects of the Mathematics Education faculty.
Frequently Asked Questions
I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?
Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 211 Harrington Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (979) 862-8032. (This is our front desk phone.) You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is 4232 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4232. Office fax number: (979) 862-4352. Please make sure to include a cover sheet when faxing.
How soon can I apply?
Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid
What are the typical program costs?
You can base the cost of attendance on 64 graduate credit hours (for doctoral students). The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Cost of attendance estimator
Is the Online Ed.D Program at Texas A&M University for me?
Do you see yourself as an expert mid-career educator with significant teaching experience who is highly respected by your peers and who aspires to have a leadership role in P-16 public and private education? This program is intended to place an emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to (a) lead school-based programs, (b) conduct content analyses of school curricula, (c) design protocols for conducting needs assessments associated with professional development programming, (d) conduct lesson analyses for enhanced instructional effectiveness that will promote increased student performance, and (e) design and implement program evaluations.
Is there a general program time line that I can review?
Yes, it’s available online here: Time line for completion of the Online Ed.D
How self-paced is this program?
The program is not a self-paced program. Due to the nature of the program and the cohort system on which it is based, the semester course load for each semester is pre-determined. You will be taking courses with other members of your cohort. A table of scheduled courses can be found here: Tentative Schedule of Coursework
Do you offer any other admission times besides the spring semester?
We only offer spring admissions.
Is the GRE required?
GRE is only required for Ed.D. and Ph.D. applicants.
Do I have to take summer courses?
Yes, as a student in the Online Ed.D. Program you will be required to participate in summer courses each summer throughout the program.
How many weeks does each course last?
Courses for this program follow the regular TAMU academic semester calendar. Students complete two courses each semester, with each course lasting a full semester.
How is the Online Ed.D. content delivered?
The content of the entire Online Ed.D. Program is delivered asynchronously through a web-based delivery system. All classes will be offered online through Texas A&M University. The program follows a cohort model, with all students in each cohort enrolled together in classes throughout the program.
How often will I be required to come to campus?/What are the residency requirements?
Students are not required to come to campus at any time during the program. Texas A&M University has a residency requirement for EdD students which requires students to be enrolled “full-time” for at least two semesters. Students in this program who are full-time employees during the program can be exempted from this requirement. (Additional information will be needed, such as a petition and verification of employment.) If not employed full-time during the program, students will need to register for additional hours at the end of the program to meet the residency requirement.
How long does it take to complete the Online Ed.D. Program?
The prospectus of the Online Ed.D. Program lays out a minimum four-year completion time line. Students are required to enroll in the spring, summer, and fall semesters for each academic year until the program is completed. The time of completion will vary due to the Record of Study required at the end of the program. Some students are able to complete this in two semesters, wheras other student might take longer.