Title: Ph.D. programs in statistics education: Department of mathematical sciences perspective
Authors: Jennifer Green - Montana State University (United States) [presenting]
Abstract: Departments of Mathematical Sciences have traditionally offered Ph.D. programs in Statistics and Mathematics, but what does a Ph.D. program in Statistics with a concentration in Statistics Education encompass? We will discuss the program we recently developed at Montana State University, highlighting the required coursework and how it compares to the traditional Ph.D. program in Statistics. We will also share some of the teaching and research opportunities students have had and describe their dissertation research that encompass a variety of topics, including graduate teaching assistants' development and motivation to teach, pre-service elementary mathematics teachers' statistical knowledge for teaching probability, and graduate students' development and use of statistical computing for research in the environmental sciences.