|Major Code: 9127
||Degree Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Field
||Age Restriction: No
|Admission Status: Graduate
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The doctor of philosophy program is designed to provide increased competence in mathematics, mathematics education and research. Recipients gain the appropriate knowledge and skills for positions in college and university mathematics education programs; teaching, administration and supervisory posts in state and local school systems; positions teaching mathematics in community colleges, liberal arts colleges and introductory mathematics courses in universities; and as research directors in mathematics education.
The focus of the Ph.D. is typically theoretical, and dissertation research is oriented for the student going into a university graduate teaching and research setting.
An applicant to the doctoral program in mathematics education must have a master’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Although not required, at least three years’ teaching experience is also highly recommended.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.
A minimum of 42 credit hours beyond the master’s degree is required to earn the doctoral degree. These credit hours include the following core courses that must be taken at Florida Tech (exceptions may be considered only through a written petition to be reviewed by the department’s graduate faculty).
Before graduating, the student must present a dissertation seminar that is open to anyone. In addition and also before graduating, the student must prepare a manuscript based on work undetaken for the dissertation and submit it for publication to a peer-reviewed journal.
General degree requirements are presented in the Academic Overview section.