Quick Admit Applicants: Current Aggies graduating in spring or summer of 2020 are eligible to apply for the TLAC Quick Admissions process. Each program area will have unique essay question(s) that will need to be uploaded to the application and can be found on the program area’s web page. Please find the necessary Quick Admit essay questions in the drop down box below.
Ph.D. Programs: Fall admissions consideration only, on-campus program, must hold conferred master’s degree to apply.
- Successful applicants to this program indicate a match between their professional goals and the research-extensive Ph.D. offered in this department. Explain your views regarding the match you see between (a) what a specialty area in this department has to offer and (b) your desire to advance your education and experience to meet your professional research goals. Please use the information provided on the TLAC website about faculty and specialty areas to identify at least one faculty member from an area of specialization whose interests match your own. Discuss the match that you see between that person’s qualifications and your professional research goals. Following APA formatting guidelines, construct and upload your response in one document here.
- One of the critical skills for a doctoral student is to be able to develop a research-based argument. Pick an issue in education and write a paper where you present different sides of your chosen topic. You should use, and properly cite, the ideas of others to support your argument using APA formatting guidelines. (1500 words maximum, not including references)
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: Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Mathematics Education
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: 64
*Select College of Education and update credit hours
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.
Can you guide me through the application process?
Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website. * If you are currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University, please contact our office at 979-862-8032 for information on applying to the TLAC department. TLAC Departmental Admissions In addition to the Texas A&M University admission requirements, the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture requires the following information: Departmental Application for Online Ed.D. Program The departmental application will be submitted electronically. You will be required to upload a copy of your professional resume, three professional references, and writing samples.
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 GRE required?
GRE is only required for Ed.D. and Ph.D. applicants.