Designed for students with a strong background in mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education. This program combines graduate-level study with qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
Degree Type: Doctoral
Degree Program Code: PHD_EMAT
Degree Program Summary:
The PhD degree is designed for those with a strong background in both mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education. The 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 person’s area of interest. Comprehensive written and oral examinations as well as original research presented in a dissertation are required.
The Mathematics Education Program offers 5 graduate degrees: the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), MEd (Master of Education), MA (Master of Arts), EdS (Specialist in Education), and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). All 5 degrees are offered on the Athens campus and are geared toward people with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics in grades 6-12. The MEd and EdS are also offered on the Griffin campus and are geared toward people with an interest in early childhood (preK-5) or middle grades (4-8) education. We also offer a graduate certificate in mathematics education for those pursuing a PhD in mathematics who wish to learn more about mathematics education.
Recognized as a national research leader in the fields of mathematics and science education, this department combines the expertise of its internationally known faculty with the energy and innovation of its rising young scholars. The faculty’s influential research has included topics such as mathematics curricula, research in mathematics education, the history of mathematics curricula and education, emotional dimensions of school mathematics experiences, tools for interactive mathematical material, socio-cultural-political factors that influence science teaching and learning, international science education, psychology of learning science and technology used in mathematics and science education.
Athens (Main Campus)
College / School:
Mary Frances Early College of Education
110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602
Mathematics and Science Education