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PhD Mathematics Education

Our Ph.D in Mathematics Education at Portland State University prepares you to grow as both an intellectual and practitioner who is committed to improving math education for all students.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Our Ph.D in Mathematics Education at Portland State University strikes a balance between mathematics and mathematics education, with the goal of developing math educators who can become faculty members in colleges and universities, curriculum specialists or supervisors in middle or high schools, mathematics specialists in state or local departments of education, or education specialists working in the private sector.

We offer a strong foundation in research and teaching, hands-on experience collaborating with faculty and community partners on impactful research projects, and support from peer mentors and accessible faculty. Most of our alumni go into academic positions and have been successful at securing funding to continue their research.

What can you do?

  • Most of alumni go on to secure academic positions — some with a focus on research, others on teaching.
  • Recent graduates have been hired at Virginia Tech, Texas State University, Oregon State University, California State University, Chico, University of Portland, and Portland Community College.
  • With a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, you can also work in professional development, curriculum development and other educational settings.

Courses Included

  • Curriculum in Mathematics Education
  • Research Methodology and Design
  • Research on the Learning of Mathematics
  • Research on the Teaching of Mathematics