Program Structure

Year 

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester 

1 (Introduction) 

Introduction to Qualitative Methods (MTE 650) – 3 credits

Introduction to Quantitative Methods (MTE 651) – 3 credits

Introduction to Mathematics Education Research (MTE 652) – 3 credits

Theories of Mathematical Learning (MTE 653) – 3 credits

Research Seminar – Capstone Course (MTE 654) – 3 credits

Developing Research Skills Pt. 1 (MTE 655) – 3 credits

Total 

9 credits

9 credits

2 (Preparation) 

3 Topics in Mathematics Education Research (MTE 660- 679) – 9 credits
This can include 6 credits of MTE 680 (Internship)

Research Seminar – Capstone Course (MTE 681) – 3 credits

Developing Research Skills Pt. 2 (MTE 682) – 3 credits

Qualifying Exams

Authentic Learning - Internship (MTE680) – 3-9 credits

Total 

9 credits (average)

9 credits (average)

3 (Production) 

2 Advanced Doctoral Courses from MTE 750-769 – 6 credits

Dissertation Research (MTE 772) – 3 credits

Select Dissertation Committee Chair

2 Advanced Doctoral Courses from MTE 750-769 – 6 credits

Dissertation Research (MTE 772) – 3 credits

Dissertation Proposal Defense (end-of-year)

Total 

9 credits

9 credits

4 (Production) 

Dissertation Research (MTE 772) – 9 credits

Dissertation Research (MTE 772) – 9 credits

Final Oral Defense (end-of- year)

Total 

9 credits

9 credits

Grand Total 

36 credits

36 credits

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