A fully-funded Ph.D. fellowship within the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) unit at Southern Methodist University is available beginning Fall 2018. The fellowship is available for up to 3 years, contingent upon adequate progress in the Ph.D. program. The Research in Mathematics Education unit is part of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
While pursuing his/her Ph.D. at SMU the doctoral student will work 20 hours a week on a $2.5 million research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research Pre-K-12 Program, which funds research and development of STEM innovations and approaches in assessment, teaching, and learning. The project, Measuring Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills: Developing Tests of Numerical Relational Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning, will develop and collect validity evidence for universal screening assessment tools for Grades K-2.
Potential applicants include students or colleagues who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Education beginning in Fall of 2018. This fellowship includes a monthly stipend and waived tuition and is contingent upon adequate progress in the program. Read more: Simmons Ph.D. Program
Since this research focuses on developing universal screening tools for K-2, strong candidates will have experience or research interests in early mathematics, developing instruments, measurement/assessment, or Response to Intervention in mathematics.
Applications are due no later than December 1, 2017. Read more: Simmons Application Process
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