Graduate Bulletin

Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education/Math and Science Education, Ed.D.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall:  February 1

Applications are accepted for the Fall term only.  Those interested in being considered for a fellowship should submit their application by January 5.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators who can provide insight into your abilities and talents, as well as comment on your aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Strong content knowledge in mathematics, science, or a related field is expected. Teaching experience in formal and/or informal settings is strongly recommended, as appropriate to the applicant’s career goals.

Master's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Not required.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length.  The statement should address the following questions:

  • How have your personal, academic, and professional experiences shaped your research interests, and how might a doctoral program in Mathematics or Science Education help you explore those interests?
  • What academic/professional goals would the program help you to achieve following graduation?
  • How does the doctoral program at Temple, including the faculty member whose research best matches your own interests, fit your individual interests, needs, and future goals?


Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


Not required but may be included.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Master's: 48

Required Courses:
Core Education courses (15 s.h.)

Department courses (12 s.h.)

Specialization courses (21 s.h.)

In order to make successful progress in the program, doctoral students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours per year.

Culminating Events:

Prior to candidacy, the student must pass a qualifying doctoral comprehensive examination, prepare and pass a dissertation proposal hearing, exhibit scholarship related to important issues in teaching and learning mathematics or science, and an oral examination of the dissertation. 

Program Contact Information:

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122

Department Contacts:


Gwen Miller


Program Coordinator for Mathematics:

Dr. Jacqueline Leonard


Program Coordinator for Science:

Dr. Diane Jass Ketelhut



Dr. Thomas J. Walker


About the Program

The Doctoral Program in Mathematics or Science Education at Temple University seeks to attract into advanced graduate study individuals with a clear interest in the advancement of knowledge and practice in mathematics or science education. The CITE Ed.D. Program aims to prepare high-quality professionals to take on a variety of roles in mathematics and science education. A shortage of mathematics and science teachers, specialists, and researchers currently exists. Persons of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Coursework emphasizes a broad knowledge of critical lines of inquiry in mathematics or science education and the development of research and analytic skills. It also provides students with the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas. Research opportunities include working alongside prominent faculty on federally funded projects, exposure and presentations at regional and national conferences, and co-authoring papers for publication in top-tiered journals. Thus, practice and research will be blended in a program that promotes both teaching and learning.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:


Some elective courses are offered at the Ambler, Harrisburg, and Center City campuses.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester) through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization:
Job Placement:

Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the degree program.

Financing Opportunities

A limited number of assistantships are available.  Please see the College of Education website for information.