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.

## Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics

Completion of 21 credit hours in mathematics and 9 credit hours in education.

Completion of the required mathematics courses: Algebraic Structures I and II and Mathematical Analysis I and II.

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:**

500 Foundations of Mathematics

504 Difference and Differential Equations

506 History of Mathematics

507 Number Theory

514 Numerical Analysis

518 Topology

523 Probability and Statistics

530 Topics in Geometry

536 Topics in Real Variables

537 Topics in Complex Variables

538 Topics in Algebra

539 Topics in Logic

540 Topics in Applied Mathematics

541 Topics in Category Theory

545 Topics in Combinatorics

548 Topics in Functional Analysis

## Faculty

Professors

Richard B. Goldstein, Mathematics; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University

*Assistant Professor*

Lynette J. Boos, Mathematics; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Richard H. Connelly, Computer Science; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Francis P. Ford, Computer Science; M.A., University of Kansas

Wataru Ishizuka, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Su-Jeong Kang, Mathematics; Ph.D., Purdue University

Asta Shomberg, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Joseph L. Shomberg, Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

*Associate Professor*

Jeffrey T. Hoag, Mathematics; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Linda Wilkens, Computer Science, D.Sc., University of Massachusetts Lowell

*Visiting Lecturer*

Vladimir Dobrushkin, D.Sc., Belarus Polytechnic Academy, Ph.D., Belarus State University

### Contact

**Location:** Howley Hall 221

**Phone:** 401-865-2784