2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12) [APH] M.S.Ed.

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Career Potential

  • Teacher: physics (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 (7-12) should present the following:

  1. All undergraduate transcripts that reflect evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in physics or functionally related subject area. The transcripts need to show at least 30 credit hours of course work in the area of the certification.
  2. Documentation of an initial/provisional certificate, or a certificate of qualification for provisional certification, to teach physics in grades 7-12 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 in grades 7-12.
  5. An interview with the coordinator of adolescence education: science (7-12).

Program Requirements

A. Content: 21 credit hours in the sciences

  • 12 credit hours in graduate physics
  • Nine credit hours in biology, chemistry or geology

B. Pedagogy: Six credit hours

Option I: Without middle childhood extension

  • Education elective from the areas of social, historical, philosophical or psychological foundations of education

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 at Teacher Certification .

Total Credit Hours Required: 30

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