Math Education: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Program Description

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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in Secondary Mathematics Education, designed for current middle and high school mathematics educators, emphasizes a practitioner focus in doctoral studies.

The purpose of the Ed.D. in Secondary Mathematics Education is to enhance the practice of classroom teachers, local curriculum specialists and other mathematicians actively involved in classroom instruction, supervision or professional development in mathematics. This may be achieved through advanced courses in educational foundations, inquiry, analysis and evaluation methods for problems of practice, and an emphasis area of study.

Designed to be completed over a three-year period, the Ed.D. requires 48 semester hours of post-master's coursework.

The School of Education at the University of Mississippi is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education which have committed resources to work together to advance the understanding of the contemporary doctorate in education.

Admissions Requirements

Application Requirements Include:

  • A masters degree in mathematics or mathematics education with at least 30 hours of graduate level mathematics courses completed.
  • Full-time or part-time employment in the field of education.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the course work attempted and a 3.25 graduate grade point average.
    • A 2.7 undergraduate grade point average, or 3.0 on the last 60 hours, may allow one to enter on a probationary basis.
  • A minimum of two years full-time experience working in math education after obtaining the masters degree.
  • A completed online Graduate School application which includes:
    • Official transcripts
    • NOTE REGARDING ADMISSION APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 SUMMER SESSION AND 2020 FALL SEMESTER: Due to COVID-19 precautions, standardized examinations, including the GRE, are suspended for admission applications submitted for the 2020 Summer Session and 2020 Fall Semester.
    • Supplemental materials
      • statement of purpose
      • resume
      • contact information for three references
  • Faculty interview

Application Deadline for the Ed.D. Program is March 1.

Online/Regional Campus Options

The Ed.D. is a residency program on the Oxford Campus. Residency options at other UM campuses are possible based on demand and strength of applicant pool.

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