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.
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.