2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 17, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12) [APH] M.A.T.


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Adolescence Education - M.A.T.


The M.A.T. is designed for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, geology (earth science), or physics, or a closely related field, and who are seeking initial certification to teach one of the sciences in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Teacher: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics in grades 7-12
  • Teacher: seventh or eighth grade general science
    (requires study in at least three sciences)

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to a degree program as stated in this catalog, the applicant for enrollment in the program leading to the M.A.T. in adolescence education: science (7-12) should present the following:

1. All undergraduate transcripts that reflect the requirements listed under relevant science:

Biology

  • evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology or functionally related area
  • at least 30 credit hours of course work in biology
  • at least 12 credit hours of course work in chemistry
  • at least eight credit hours of introductory physics
  • at least four credit hours of physical geology

Chemistry

  • evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or functionally related area
  • at least 30 credit hours of course work in chemistry
  • at least eight credit hours of course work in both introductory biology and introductory geology
  • at least eight credit hours in introductory physics

Earth Science

  • evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in geology or functionally related area
  • at least 30 credit hours of course work in geology/earth science, including a course in meteorology
  • eight credit hours in chemistry
  • three credit hours in astronomy
  • at least eight credit hours of introductory biology plus four credit hours of introductory physics or eight credit hours of introductory physics and four credit hours of introductory biology

Physics

  • evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in physics or functionally related area
  • a least 30 credit hours of course work in physics
  • at least eight credit hours in chemistry
  • at least eight credit hours of course work in introductory biology or introductory geology
  • Calculus I, II, III and differential equations

2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 and a grade point average in the major of at least 2.5.

3. Three letters of recommendation from former professors or professional colleagues who can speak to the candidate’s preparation and competence for teaching science in grades 7-12.

4. An interview with the coordinator of adolescence education: science (7-12).

5. Application to the SUNY Cortland Teacher Education Program.

Program Requirements


A. Content:


* Nine credit hours in area of specialization: biology, chemistry, geology or physics

One of the following courses:


One of the following courses must be taken to fulfill New York State certification requirements:

  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health
    or
  • HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues

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.).

Total Credit Hours Required: 45


Notes


Specific information regarding additional requirements for qualification for the initial certificate in New York state may be found at Teacher Certification .

* Nineteen credit hours in pedagogy and nine credit hours in content must be taken prior to student teaching. Submission of a professional development portfolio and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 are required to be eligible to student teach.

 

 

 

 

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