What can I do with a PhD in Mathematics Education?

  • Become a faculty member at university/college
    • Teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics education (methods, content and research) courses
    • Conduct research in mathematics education
    • Mentor mathematics education graduate and undergraduate students
    • Teach undergraduate mathematics courses
  • Become a leader in your district
    • Curriculum developer
    • Evaluator
    • Department Chair
    • Professional development leader
    • Mathematics specialist
  • Work for private companies or on grant-related projects
    • Researcher
    • Textbook writer (or develop other publisher materials)
    • Textbook consultant
    • Editor of textbooks or other curriculum materials
    • Evaluator
    • Proposal writer
    • Editor of mathematics and mathematics education curriculum materials
  • Work on policy
    • Government positions in department of education
    • Consultant
    • Lobbysist for education reform
  • Teach K—12 mathematics
    • Research-based teacher
    • Innovator of teaching methodologies
    • Active participant in professional and research community