Mathematics Education PhD

Students being taught by  kaput directorWe prepare our students to address critical issues in mathematics education. To do this, we work closely with the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education to foster a spirit of innovation.

With the help of the Kaput Center, our students conduct educational research on topics relevant to the field, often collaborating with professors and cutting-edge researchers in different scientific disciplines for real-world experience.

By pairing the Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development and Kaput Center, the UMass Dartmouth Mathematics Education doctoral program is able to offer students access to resources, research projects and advisors in many authentic research situations ranging from local schools to higher education departments and other formal and informal learning settings.

The Kaput Center provides the core strength for the program and establishes its uniqueness in comparison with other doctoral programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. 

A Strong Focus on Research

As a PhD candidate, you will begin a continual and iterative research process in the first year of study that culminates in a dissertation at the end of 4 years. 

Careers in Mathematics Education

With a PhD in mathematics education, you can work in any number of environments from K-12 to post-secondary education. Our graduates will be prepared for careers in settings as diverse as:

  • Curriculum development
  • Administrative roles
  • Assessment consulting
  • Researchers in educational institutions.
  • Professor of Mathematics