From Texas State University News Service
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a new Ph.D. program in mathematics education for Texas State University-San Marcos.
Texas State joins the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University as the only public institutes of higher education in the state offering a mathematics education doctoral program.
“We are very pleased to be able to add this doctoral program to Texas State’s already outstanding lineup of graduate degree offerings,” Texas State Provost Perry Moore said. “The state of mathematics education is a critical issue for both Texas and our nation, and Texas State is proud to take a leadership role in meeting this challenge.”
The new doctoral program at Texas State will educate and graduate students to become leaders in the field of mathematics education, addressing the difficulty universities, community colleges and school districts often experience in hiring excellent math professors, educators and administrators. This also addresses concerns of the education system’s failure to ensure that all American students receive skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The program will incorporate a nationally-based recruiting plan for doctoral students because the marketplace and need for graduates are national. Doctoral students and faculty will work together on research and grant activity that directly addresses the needs of minority populations.