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Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics

​​​​​​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

  1. Completion of 21 credit hours in mathematics and 9 credit hours in education.
  2. 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



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


Wataru Ishizuka, Program Director
Location: Howley Hall 221
Phone: 401-865-2784​