Mathematics and Science Education Graduate Programs
Doctor of Philosophy in Collegiate Mathematics Education
Joint Degree offered through the Department of Mathematics and Science Education and the Department of Applied Mathematics
IIT has developed a joint Ph.D. program through the collaboration of the departments of Applied Mathematics (AM) and Mathematics and Science Education (MSED). The objective of the program is to provide advanced education in the teaching and learning of collegiate mathematics through coursework and original research. These advanced studies will enable graduates to teach a wide range of college level mathematics courses, conduct theoretical and practical research on collegiate mathematics teaching and learning, or develop and evaluate college mathematics curriculum.
» Admission Requirements
Admission to the joint Ph.D. program in collegiate mathematics education requires:
- Master�s or Bachelor�s Degree in mathematics or applied mathematics.Candidates whose degree is in another related field (for example, computer science, physics, or engineering) and whose background in mathematics is strong are also eligible for admission and are encouraged to apply.
- Quantitative and Verbal score:1100 Analytical score: 3.0
- TOEFL (minimum score of 600) if from non-English speaking country
- A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required
- Professional statement of goals/ objectives (2 pages)
- Vita
- Three letters of recommendation
- An interview may be required
- PhD Requirements
- 85 credit hours beyond the bachelor�s degree
- 32 credits maximum transfer from master�s coursework
- 42 maximum transfer of graduate coursework credits; the number of subjects allowed for transfer credit depends on what subject have been recently taken and is decided on a case-by-case basis
- Qualifying exam
- Comprehensive exam
- Dissertation and Defense
» Required Courses - Applied Mathematics
(21 credit hours): | |
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Course | Title |
MATH 500 | Applied Analysis I |
MATH 553 | Discrete Applied Mathematics I |
MATH 577 | Computational Mathematics I |
MATH 515 |
Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems |
MATH 532 | Linear Algebra |
MATH 540 | Probability |
MATH 476 | Statistics |
(minimum of 12 credits): | |
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Course | Title |
MATH 401 |
Analysis II |
MATH 402 |
Complex Analysis |
MATH 420 |
Geometry |
MATH 5XY | (any 500-level AM courses) |
» Required Courses
Core (18 credit hours) | |
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Course | Title |
M SED 598 | Methods of College Teaching in Mathematics and Science |
MSED 599 | College Teaching Practicum in Mathematics and Science |
MSED 601 | Critical Analysis in Quantitative Research |
MSED 602 | Quantitative Research Design and Practicum |
MSED 603 | Critical Analysis in Qualitative Research |
MSED 604 | Qualitative Research Design and Practicum |
Electives (9 credits) | |
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Course | Title |
MSED 503 | Advanced Strategies: Mathematics |
MSED 521 | History/Philosophy of Mathematics |
MSED 550 | Clinical Supervision in Science/Mathematics |
MSED 552 | Assessment and Evaluation |
MSED 555 | Mathematics Curriculum |
MSED 571 | Problem Solving and Nature of Mathematics |