The PhD in Mathematics Education is designed for those with a strong background in both mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education. This degree combines graduate-level study of mathematics and mathematics education with work in qualitative and quantitative research methodology and other supporting fields as appropriate to the student's area of interest.
You will work with an advisory committee to construct a program of study that bridges your background with your career aspirations. Typical coursework includes:
To complete this degree you must also pass written and oral comprehensive examinations and write a dissertation that reflects the highest levels of scholarship in mathematics education.
If you do not have some form of substantial teaching experience (although not necessarily as a classroom teacher) upon entering the program, you will be expected to acquire these skills during your studies.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
We offer a variety of competitively awarded assistantships (we recommend you apply by the deadlines stated above in order to be considered for the greatest number of opportunities).
Take advantage of our close relationships with faculty and participate in the Mathematics Education Student Association, which organizes a speaker series, publishes the journal The Mathematics Educator, and organizes social events.
You will interact with other doctoral students from around the United States and around the world. This international flavor allows you to learn first-hand about mathematics education in different countries.
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