Unique in the mathematics education field, doctoral programs at UB for the teaching of secondary school or college mathematics offer an alternative to a behavioristic, managerial conception of education and to a narrowly empirical definition of research. Research activities include, but are not limited to, philosophical and psychological aspects of problem solving; mathematics and computer science curriculum; mathematics content and pedagogy for gifted students; and mathematics curriculum that sheds light on personal, humanistic, and idiosyncratic variables. Some of this research involves collaboration with educators, mathematicians, philosophers, and psychologists within and outside the University. The associated Ed.M. program prepares students for teaching high school mathematics.
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