Montclair State University’s PhD program in Mathematics Education prepares students for careers as mathematics educators at two- and four-year colleges, mathematics curriculum developers, researchers, leaders in school districts and educational agencies, and research-based teachers in the classrooms.
Students enter the program with a variety of experiences and interests (curricular, pedagogical, psychological, philosophical, etc.) related to mathematics education. Students work actively with doctoral faculty to refine their research interests throughout their course of study. As many of our students have experience teaching at the secondary and collegiate levels, their research has the benefit of being grounded in, and applicable to, practice.
While enrolled in the program, students become immersed in research, network with other doctoral students, work with faculty on projects, and develop their own projects, all while taking courses that prepare them for these experiences. Please see our current projects below.
- Apply for the NSF Doctoral Research Assistant Grant (PDF).
- The Montclair State University Westerdahl Fellowships for Doctoral Studies in Mathematics Education provide full tuition and a stipend of $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.
- Student presents at 40th PME-NA ConferenceDebasmita Basu, presented her dissertation "Examining the social aspects of the Greenhouse Effect through mathematical modeling" in the poster session at the conference held in Greenville, South Carolina.Monday November 26, 2018
- Analyzing Instruction in Mathematics using the Teaching for Robust Understanding Framework (AIM-TRU)Eileen Murray (PI) received a grant from Math for America.Thursday October 4, 2018
- Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Resources and Support: Improving Undergraduate Precalculus Teaching and Learning ExperienceEileen Murray (PI) and Amir Golnabi (Co-PI) received a grant from the National Science Foundation: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program for $300,000 effective from 08/15/2017 - 07/31/2020 Thursday October 4, 2018