2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Mathematics and Physics (7-12) [APM] M.S.Ed.

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Career Potential

  • Teacher: physics and mathematics (grades 7-12)
  • Science department chair

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to a degree program stated in this catalog, the applicant for enrollment in the program leading to an M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: physics and mathematics (7-12) should present the following:

  1. All undergraduate transcripts which reflect evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in physics/mathematics or functionally related subject area. The transcripts need to show at least 30 credit hours of course work in physics and at least 30 hours of course work in mathematics.
  2. Documentation of an initial/provisional certificate, or a certificate of qualification for initial or provisional certification, to teach physics and mathematics issued by the New York State Education Department.
  3. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from former professors or professional colleagues who can speak to the candidate’s preparation and competence for teaching physics/mathematics in grades 7-12.
  5. An interview with the coordinator of adolescence education: science (7-12).

Program Requirements

A. Content: 24 credit hours in physics and mathematics

  • 12 credit hours in graduate physics
  • 12 credit hours in graduate mathematics

B. Pedagogy: 3-6 credit hours

Option I: Without middle childhood extension

Option II: Leads to a middle childhood extension certificate for grades 5-6

C. Culminating Master’s Project: Three credit hours

  • (3 cr. hr.)
  • Students who do not successfully complete SCI 699 must register for SCI 697 Extension of Graduate Culminating Activity (1 cr. hr.).

Additional Requirements

Other requirements for the award of the degree may be determined by the departments concerned and must be ascertained by the student in consultation with the adolescence education science coordinator.

Note: Specific information regarding additional requirements for qualification for the professional certificate in New York State may be found in the Teacher Certification Information section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30-33

Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 5-6) [AEM_MCHD] [APM_MCHD]

Students electing to take the Middle Childhood Extension may do so by completing the following additional courses:

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