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. 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: 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 our Graduate Advising Office with any questions you may have. Our office information can be found at https://tlac.tamu.edu/student-services/graduate-advising.
Can you guide me through the application process?
Please visit our web page at https://tlac.tamu.edu/admissions/masters-admissions or https://tlac.tamu.edu/admissions/doctoral-admissions for step-by-step information about applying for our master’s and doctoral programs.
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?
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 GRE required?
GRE is only required for Ed.D. applicants.