ERIC Number: EJ1178796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education: Should Programs Be Accredited?
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v9 n1 p15-21 Spr 2018
Over several hundred different institutions in the USA have graduated people identifying a doctorate in mathematics education. Some institutions graduate people every year, other institutions graduate one person every 3-5 years. Some institutions have one faculty member, others have more than ten. There is no agreed upon common core of knowledge or requirements for a doctorate in mathematics education. This article discusses some pros and cons of accreditation, offers some direction, and hopefully will stimulate thinking about accreditation for doctoral programs in mathematics education.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Mathematics Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1434442