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Statistics education concentration

Conduct high quality research and become an excellent teacher as a statistics education professional

As a student in the statistics education concentration in our quantitative methods in education program, you’ll train for a career in statistics education as well as methodological competencies in statistics, measurement, and evaluation. A teaching internship allows students to apply what they learn to the classroom setting and receive supervision and feedback on their teaching.

How to apply

Visit the Quantitative Methods in Education Admissions page for more information on how to apply.

Preference is given to PhD Applicants who already have an MA in statistics, mathematics education, or a related field, and some previous experience teaching statistics at the secondary or postsecondary level.

The research requirement for the master’s paper or doctoral dissertation for this focus prepares you to conduct high quality educational research applied to the teaching and learning of statistics, and to link the results of research to classroom practice.


Earn your MA or a PhD in educational psychology with statistics education as an area of concentration, one of four within quantitative methods in education. A minor in educational psychology with an emphasis in statistics education for students in other graduate programs is also available.

Tuition and funding


Visit the College of Education and Human Development's Finance and Funding page for information on tuition.

Fellowships and awards

Submit your application materials by the Dec. 1 deadline, and you’ll automatically be considered for Graduate School fellowships and departmental awards based on scholastic achievement. Notification of awards will be sent in March.

Note: Spring, summer, and fall (March deadline) applicants will not qualify for fellowships.

Graduate assistantships

Get paid to work as a teaching assistant, graduate instructor or research assistant. Graduate assistantships are available through the department, College of Education and Human Development, and the University.

Note: Applicants who complete their applications by the March 1 deadline will be less likely to receive graduate assistantships than students who meet the Dec. 1 deadline.


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Robert delMasCEHD Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Effects of activity-based approaches to teaching
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Andy Zieffler

  • Teaching and learning of statistics
  • Measurement and assessment of statistics education research
  • Statistical computing and integration of computing into statistics curriculum


For more information and a detailed description of the plan and its requirements, please contact Robert delMas at (612) 625-2076.