Program Requirements
The student must complete the requirements listed below. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s guidance committee and must include:
1. 
Core sequence. All of the following courses (12 credits): 



MTHE 
926 
Proseminar in Mathematics Education I 
3 

MTHE 
927 
Proseminar in Mathematics Education II 
3 

TE 
950 
Mathematical Ways of Knowing 
3 

MTHE 
954 
Design and Methods in Mathematics Education Research 
3 
2. 
Research Methods (9 credits) 



a. 
One course in quantitative research methods 
3 


b. 
One course in qualitative research methods 
3 


c. 
One additional research methods course 
3 


Research methods courses must be approved by the student's guidance committee. 


3. 
Research Practicum (1 to 3 credits). 




MTHE 995 Research Practicum 
1 to 3 

4. 
Mathematics and Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (12 credits). 



Complete 12 credits of course work, approved by the student's guidance committee, focusing on mathematics content, both traditional mathematical sciences content and specialized knowledge needed by those engaging in research on teaching and learning mathematics. 


5. 
Area of Concentration (12 credits). 



Complete 12 credits of course work in an area of concentration as approved by the student's guidance committee. 


6. 
Successful completion of comprehensive examinations administered by program faculty. 


7. 
Doctoral Dissertation 



Complete at least 24 credits and no more than 36 credits of MTHE 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research and successfully defend the oral dissertation. 

All students in PRIME are expected to have a notebook computer/laptop for use at MSU.