Mathematics Education, EdD
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program Code: MATH
Brief Program Description
Professional courses taken outside the program of Mathematics Education normally should include 15 points in the curricular, psychological, and social foundations of education. Students specializing in teacher education are encouraged to select elective courses related to higher education programs and practices.
Preparation in computing and statistics is also recommended. Programming competencies in at least one computer language and further computer science training equivalent to at least 6 points of graduate study are desirable. Students whose dissertations involve statistical analysis are required to include appropriate statistics courses in their programs. These points can be included either in the mathematics/ mathematics education requirement or can be taken as electives.
The Ed.D. culminates in a dissertation contributing knowledge to the field and should be planned early in the doctoral program when sufficient advanced courses have been completed to permit the candidate to enroll in relevant research courses and pertinent advanced study to enable efficient preparation of the dissertation. Dissertations in mathematics education can be (1) experimental studies in learning, (2) design and formative evaluation of mathematics curricula, or (3) analytical studies in policy theory in mathematics education.