In addition to meeting the requirements of the University, students must meet the requirements specified below.
- Introduction to Mathematics Education Research. Both of the following courses (6 total credits):
- MTHE 926 Proseminar in Mathematics Education I (3 credits)
- MTHE 927 Proseminar in Mathematics Education II (3 credits)
- Three courses from the following, with at least one course from each area (9 total credits):
- CEP 913 Psychology and Pedagogy of Mathematics (3 credits)
- MTHE 997 Special Topics in Mathematics Education (3 credits)
- TE 950 Mathematics Ways of Knowing (3 credits)
- MTHE 840 Critical Content of School Mathematics: Number & Operations (3 credits)
- MTHE 841 Critical Content of School Mathematics: Algebra (3 credits)
- MTHE 842 Critical Content of School Mathematics: Geometry (3 credits)
- Teaching. One of the following courses (2 or 3 total credits):
- MTHE 879 Teaching College Mathematics (3 credits)
- TE 994 Laboratory and Field Experience in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy (2 credits)
- Research Design. The following course (3 total credits):
- MTHE 954 Design and Methods in Mathematics Education Research (3 credits)
- Research Methods. Two of the following courses (6 total credits):
- CEP 931 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3 credits)
- CEP 933 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II (3 credits)
- EAD 955B Field Research Methods in Educational Administration (3 credits)
- STT 801 Design of Experiments (3 credits)
- STT 825 Sample Surveys (3 credits)
- STT 843 Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
- Foundations of Education. One 3-credit course in general education foundations, policy, teacher education, or learning and development, selected from a list of approved courses available from the student’s guidance committee.
- Mathematics/Statistics. Twelve credits in the Department of Mathematics or Department of Statistics and Probability appropriate to the student’s program of study and career goals, at the 400-level or above, excluding Mathematics 443.
- Cognate/focused interest courses. Nine credits in a cognate selected in consultation with the guidance committee. The cognate must be at least three courses appropriate to the student’s program of study.
- Research Practicum. Successful completion of a research practicum and the following course (3 total credits):
- MTHE 995 Research Practicum (3 credits)
- Comprehensive Exams. Successful completion of comprehensive written and oral examinations administered by program faculty.
- Dissertation Research. Twenty-four credits of MTHE 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.
- Successful oral defense of the dissertation.
All students in PRIME are expected to have a notebook computer/laptop for use at MSU.