2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12) [APH]

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This major leads to New York State certification to teach physics in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • High school teacher
  • Graduate study in higher education
  • Public school administration
  • Technical specialist

Acceptance to the Program

Students will be accepted to the program after 45 credit hours have been completed. At that time students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a grade point average of 2.5 in physics, in related areas, andin the professional core courses.

B. Required Courses in Related Areas of Science and Mathematics: 30-31 credit hours

D. Additional Requirements 27-34 credit hours

  • Composition and General Education Courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-6 credit hours

E. Admission to the Major

Completion of 45 credit hours with at least a 2.5 grade point average overall and at least a 2.5 grade point average in each of areas A, B and C above. Students enrolled in an adolescence education science program will not be allowed to progress through courses in the pedagogical sequence if they have not met all the criteria for admission to teacher education by the time they have completed AED 391: Introduction to Adolescence Education. The pedagogical sequence is designated by:

F. Eligibility for Student Teaching

To be eligible for AED 445: Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Science, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required. Additionally, a minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required in each of areas A, B and C above. A student must complete all program requirements before student teaching can begin with the exception of those courses allowed by the Physics Department and the adolescence education-science coordinator. Additionally, each teacher candidate will be required to submit a professional portfolio.

G. Other Requirements

Specific information regarding requirements (for example, state examinations and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment) for New York State teaching certification can be found here.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: B.A.: 131-139; B.S.: 125-133

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