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University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley

Research in Cognition & Mathematics Education (RCME)

Research in Cognition and Mathematics Education (RCME) trains pre-doctoral students to contribute to advances in research, theory, and practice in K-12 mathematics education. The program is a joint, interdisciplinary effort of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education, and Department of Psychology.

Through doctoral seminars and apprenticeship participation in faculty run research groups, RCME fellows develop background knowledge and analytical skills in three fields: Mathematics Education, Cognitive Sciences, and Research Methods (both qualitative and quantitative). The program leverages training to advance educational research and practice through inquiry on: (a) learning and teaching in hard-to-learn, hard-to-teach mathematical domains; (b) reducing achievement gaps; (c) curriculum, assessment, and professional development for current and prospective mathematics teachers; and (d) decision-oriented research methods appropriate for studies at the intersection of the cognitive sciences and educational practice in mathematics.

PI: Geoffrey Saxe

Predoctoral training information