Degree Type: 

Doctor of Philosophy

Department: 

Department of Mathematics and ICT Education

Modes of Study: 

Regular

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants to the Ph.D. (Mathematics Education) degree should be holders of a two-year researched master’s degree in mathematics education from the University of Cape Coast or an equivalent institution. An applicant must have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the coursework at the M.Phil degree level. The applicant will also have to pass a selection interview for admission into the programme.

The applicant becomes a candidate for the Ph.D degree only after obtaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all the course work of the Ph.D (Mathematics Education) programme.  Assessment in the coursework will normally be by assignments and semester papers only. Candidates will do a minimum coursework of 18 credits.

The second and third years of the programme are devoted to research and thesis writing by the students.  Students will be supported through research seminars and supervision to conceptualise, design and carry out empirical research on any issue relevant to mathematics education and write their theses according to regulations laid down by the School of Graduate Studies and Research of the University of Cape Coast.

Career Opportunities: 

Being a mathematics teacher also opens bigger avenues in private home teaching for pupils whose parents can afford it.
The training the programme offers makes it possible for learners to easily veer into accounting, costing, and banking careers, apart from the career opportunities available in the pharmaceutical and mechanised industry operations for mathematicians.

Programme Structure

Level 900

First Semester

EMA 901: Advanced study of Mathematics Learning and Teaching
3 Credit(s)

The course aims to provide a detailed study and evaluation of recent research developments within the fields of learning, perception and cognition,

and guide students to consider the implications of these recent advances on mathematics instruction. 

EMA 904: Socio-cultural and Ethnological Foundations in Mathematics
3 Credit(s)

The course is designed to guide students to develop and research on cultural and ethnic specific concepts and practices in

African and other developing countries relevant to school mathematics.

EMA 911: Special Topics in Mathematics
3 Credit(s)

The course will expose students to advanced core areas in Mathematics to enable them acquire concepts and skills that will enhance their

competence in Mathematics Education research at the highest level.

Second Semester

EMA 902: Advanced study of Curriculum Theory and Practice in School Mathematics
3 Credit(s)

The course is designed to build on the knowledge of the student in curriculum development at the masters’ level.

EMA 903 : Graduate Research Seminar I
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 904 : Graduate Research Seminar II
12 Credit(s)

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EMA 999 : Thesis
12 Credit(s)

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EMA 999: Advanced Research in Mathematics Education
3 Credit(s)

The course will build on students’ knowledge in educational research and aspects of mathematics education research. 

Level 950

First Semester

EMA 905 : Graduate Research Seminar III
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 999: Thesis
12 Credit(s)

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Second Semester

EMA 906 : Graduate Research Seminar IV
3 Credit(s)

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