Ph.D. On Campus

Mathematics Education

Texas State University

765 USD/credit 59670 USD/full
765 USD/credit 59670 USD/full
357 USD/credit 27846 USD/full
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The multi-faceted Mathematics Education program from Texas State University offers a strong mathematics foundation and research opportunities through Mathworks, grant activities, and local school partnerships that prepare students to become leaders in mathematics education research.


Students develop a strong background in mathematics and mathematics education and engage in mathematics education research.

Program Mission

The doctoral program’s strength lies in the depth and breadth of the mathematics core courses that complement core courses in mathematics education. The mission is to develop graduates who can contribute to research as future leaders in mathematics education, with a vision of enhancing our programs nationally for research and innovation in mathematics education.

The goals are:

  • to develop a well-balanced foundation in mathematics content
  • to link mathematics content to pedagogy that addresses the educational needs throughout the P-20 continuum
  • to contribute to advancing knowledge in mathematics education through original research
  • to produce high-quality mathematics teachers at all levels

Career Options

Graduates of the Mathematics Education program from Texas State University are well prepared for positions such as:

  • faculty members of colleges and universities
  • decision-makers in state or local education agencies
  • researchers in think tanks, corporations, or nonprofit agencies
  • high-ranking members of foundations or organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Mathematics
  • Analysis 
  • Current Research in Math Education
  • Algebra 
  • Topology 
  • Curriculum Design & Analysis
  • Statistics 
  • Instructional Techniques & Assessment

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General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree or higher (or the equivalent thereof) in mathematics, mathematics education, or a related field from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • interview with faculty
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (500 words) describing your background and professional goals, including your rationale for pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics education and your teaching philosophy
  • three letters of recommendation addressing your professional and academic background as well as research and teaching potential
  • two years of teaching experience. Read additional information below. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59670 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • National

    59670 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • In-State

    27846 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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