Montclair State University’s PhD program in Mathematics Education is designed for students with strong backgrounds and experiences in both mathematics and mathematics education. The program prepares students to make contributions to research and practice in the field through careers including mathematics education researchers, teacher educators, leaders in school districts and educational agencies, mathematics program designers and curriculum developers, and research-driven teachers and school leaders.
Students enter the program with a variety of curricular, pedagogical, psychological, and philosophical experiences and interests related to mathematics education. While enrolled in the program, they become immersed in research, work with faculty and other students on projects, develop and carry out their own projects, and network with other members of the mathematics education research community. And as they do these things, they complete coursework focused on research in mathematics teaching, learning, and curriculum that prepares them for these scholarly activities. As many of our students have experience teaching mathematics at the elementary, secondary, and college levels, their research has the benefit of being grounded in, and applicable to, practice.