M.A.T. in Professional Study in Adolescence Education (Physics) PP2

(as of 02/01/2015)

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

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.A.T. in Professional Study in Adolescence Education (Physics) PP2

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill an elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

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

Subject Courses   

Physics Electives for a Total of 12 Credits (Must be graduate level courses (200 level or above) offered in the Department of specialization in The College)


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.

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 (Required for program completion with Spring 2019 admits)
  • 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)