Physics Education (7-12, M.S.Ed.)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
Dermot Coffey, Chair
Science Building 262, (716) 878-6726
Dan L. MacIsaac, Program Coordinator
Science Building 222, (716) 878-3802
Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
The master of science in physics education is designed for teachers who wish to combine advanced work in physics with graduate work in education.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). An average B grade in University Physics I and II from an accredited college or university.
- An application packet, including a personal statement and three letters of reference.
- An interview may be required.
- Initial Certificate in Physics 7-12.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
|Physics Content with Model Pedagogy 18 cr hours|
|PHY 510||REGENT'S PHYSICS||6|
|PHY 620||MECHANICS FOR HIGH-SCHOOL TEACHERS||6|
|PHY 622||ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS||6|
|Elective Courses 9 cr hours (Select 3 from the following)||9|
|WAVE PHENOMENA AND OPTICS|
|NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS|
|CURRENT TOPICS IN SCIENCE|
|CURRICULAR TRENDS IN SCIENCE TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL|
|TEACHING SCIENCE WITH TECHNOLOGY|
|EVALUATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|Seminar 3 cr hours|
|PHY 500||PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR||3|
|Master's Project 3 cr hours|
|PHY 690||MASTER'S PROJECT||3|
|All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.|
|Total Credit Hours||33|