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M.S. in Professional Study: Middle Childhood & Adolescence Education (Physics) (PP1)

(as of 02/01/2015)


The core program leads a NYS Certification in Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification.

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the PP1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (0+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional NYS certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) grades K-12 [NT1] (4+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 30 credits. The detailed PP1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PP1 Program of Study Form.


Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
or ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change

Content-Pedagogy Courses   
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education

Choose two courses linking content and pedagogy for a total of 6 credits.
EDU486 Integrating Science and Technology
EDU487 Integrating Science and Literacy
EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School

Electives   

Choose electives for a total of 12 credits.
 

Notes:

1. Graduate students taking 200-level courses receive 3 graduate credits (instead of 4 undergraduate credits). Most CAS physics courses are offered during the school day during the Fall and Spring semesters; students should consider their availability during the day before committing to this program on a part-time basis.

2. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Note, however, that internships and field experiences (identified by a course number that starts with EDF) cannot be counted towards the minimum requirement of a total of 30 credits of coursework for any master's Program. Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.

3. For students also pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools, EDU434 and EDU486 can count as the two specialization courses.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in Middle Childhood (grades 5-9) or Adolescence (grades 7-12) as specialist in physics
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • 3 Years of Teaching Experience with the First One Conducted in a Mentored Situation (NOT a graduation requirement but needed before applying for professional certification)