The Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education prepares professional mathematics educators to contribute to the scholarly knowledge base in mathematics and mathematics education in a broad range of educational settings.
Graduates of this program typically assume positions as college or university professors in schools or colleges of education or departments of mathematics. In these positions, their primary responsibilities are to conduct research on middle, secondary, or post-secondary mathematics teaching and learning, to teach content and pedagogy courses, and to direct theses and dissertations.
Graduates will also be qualified to assume positions as mathematics education leaders in school districts, educational research laboratories, or educational publishing companies. In this program, graduate students develop professional competencies through (a) the combination of coursework in mathematics education, mathematics, and a cognate area; (b) the acquisition of research skills; (c) the completion of a residency plan (which includes demonstration of competence in teaching preservice or in-service mathematics teachers and instructors); and (d) the completion and defense of a dissertation.
In general, the program is framed by the principles to guide doctoral programs adopted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).
Program Degree Requirements for the Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education
A. Core Area (18)
The Core Area consists of 15 semester hours of research coursework and 3 semester hours of Social Foundation of Education and Psychology of Learning coursework.
Research Core (15 hours)
Choose one course (3):
EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education (3)
EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education (3)
A two course sequence (6 hours) in research methodology (for specific tracks/courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm)
Two courses (6 hours) in advanced research methods as identified by the Doctoral Advisory Committee
Social Foundations of Education and Psychology of Learning course (3) [for specific courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm]
B. Major Area (18)
EDCI 9850 Research Seminar (3)
EDCI 9900 Critique of Educational Research (3)
EDMT 9870 Advanced Research Seminar in Mathematics Education (3)
Choose three required courses (9 hours):
EDMT 8290 The Study of Learning and Instruction in Mathematics (3)
EDMT 8420 Topics in the School Mathematics Curriculum (3)
EDMT 8430 Sociocultural and Sociohistorical Issues of Mathematics Education (3)
EDMT 8550 Trends and Issues of Teaching Mathematics (3)
C. Cognate Area (18)
EDCI 8970 Seminar in Teaching and Learning (3)
EDCI 9660 Internship (3)
Select (12): The student and Doctoral Advisory Committee select additional coursework.
D. Dissertation (15)
EDCI 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total: Minimum of 69 semester hours