Designed for individuals who hold (or will soon hold) a NYS teaching certificate in Physics grades 7-12.
This program satisfies the master's degree requirement for NYS professional certification in Physics grades 7-12.
This program can be completed fully online.
Admission to the Program
The application process is managed by the Center for Graduate Studies. Applicants must present:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to contact the Department of Education and Human Development to discuss possible options.
- Statement of Objectives
- Three letters of reference
- Valid New York State initial certification in Physics grades 7-12, including evidence of completion of CAD, SAVE, and DASA workshops
- edTPA, MAT or GRE scores
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
- EDI 601 Diversity in Education
- EDI 603 Educational Assessment and Evaluation
- EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Science
- EDI 623 Reading Research in Adolescence Science
- EDI 793 Seminar in Science Education
- FOUR liberal arts graduate courses (12 credits) related to disciplinary content as approved by assigned advisor:
- Earth Science
- NAS 501 Computational Methods for Teachers I
- NAS 601 Computational Methods for Teachers II
- Liberal Studies courses (LST 720-739)
- other options approved through advisement
- ONE graduate elective course (3 credits)
Minimum Total Credits: 30
Students who complete this program are eligible for the College's recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation form are also required to secure the College's recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office for comprehensive information regarding NYSED certification requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Content knowledge: Students will be able to understand the central concepts of their discipline.
- Pedagogical content knowledge: Students will be able to develop instructional plans and strategies, and connect them with content knowledge to enhance learning opportunities for P-12 students.
- Professional knowledge and skills: Students will be able to understand the learning needs of all students, and utilize their professional knowledge and skills, including the implementation of assessments and technology, to create effective learning experiences.
- Reflective skills: Students will be able to continuously evaluate the impact of their work with students, reflecting on their success as teachers and addressing their needs for continuing professional improvement.
- Professional dispositions: Students will practice professional ethics, including dedication, respect, intellectual integrity, positive outlook, self-awareness, and professionalism.
- Positive impact on P-12 learning: Students will be able to produce evidence that they engage students in meaningful activity that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.