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.
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 in physics from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- 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.
|Program Requirements (24 cr hrs.)|
|PHY 500||PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR||3|
|PHY 510||REGENT'S PHYSICS||6|
|PHY 620||MECHANICS FOR HIGH-SCHOOL TEACHERS||6|
|PHY 622||ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS||6|
|PHY 690||MASTER'S PROJECT||3|
|Elective Courses 9 cr hours (Select 3 from the following)||9|
|COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS FOR TEACHERS|
|WAVE PHENOMENA AND OPTICS FOR TEACHERS|
|MODERN PHYSICS FOR TEACHERS|
|EXPERIMENTS IN MODERN PHYSICS FOR TEACHERS|
|ENERGY: SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABILITY FOR TEACHERS|
|NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR TEACHERS|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)|
|TEACHING SCIENCE WITH TECHNOLOGY|
|EVALUATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.|
|Total Credit Hours||33|