The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Program at Providence College is a program rich and diverse in mathematical content and designed for the mathematics educator. Consistent with the recommendations of the National Research Council, the mathematics-computer science faculty at Providence College affirms that excellence in teaching requires a thorough preparation by introducing the student to a variety of topics in both mathematics and math education.
This program welcomes applications from all college graduates who have completed at least 24 credit hours in mathematics beyond pre-calculus or 18 credit hours in mathematics beyond pre-calculus and 6 hours in education. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may enroll in directed reading courses in preparation for this program. Reading courses are designed through consultation with the program director. Reading courses can not be used for graduate credit.
Course offerings are designed so that most students can complete the program within two years . Generally, at least eight courses are offered yearly and faculty advisors are available to help students select courses.
A teacher certification program in mathematics at the secondary level is also available. Students may enroll in the MAT and the certification program concurrently.
Elective mathematics courses are selected from the following:
Richard B. Goldstein, Mathematics; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown UniversityAssistant Professor
Lynette J. Boos, Mathematics; Ph.D., Bowling Green State UniversityRichard H. Connelly, Computer Science; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse UniversityFrancis P. Ford, Computer Science; M.A., University of KansasWataru Ishizuka, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of KentuckySu-Jeong Kang, Mathematics; Ph.D., Purdue UniversityAsta Shomberg, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeJoseph L. Shomberg, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeAssociate Professor
Jeffrey T. Hoag, Mathematics; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rhode IslandLinda Wilkens, Computer Science, D.Sc., University of Massachusetts LowellVisiting Lecturer
Vladimir Dobrushkin, D.Sc., Belarus Polytechnic Academy, Ph.D., Belarus State University