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M.A.T. in Adolescence Education: Physics (TP4)

(as of 08/30/2016)


The core program leads a NYS Certification in Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in physics (initial + professional).

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 TP4 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional NYS extension to teach physics in grades 5-6 [NP3] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Extension to teach physics in grades 5-6
  • Additional NYS certification for Teaching Students with Disabilities in grades 7-12 [DP6] (12 Additional Credits)
  • Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)
  • Teaching students w/disabilities (grades 7-12), subject extension in physics
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (6 Additional Credits)

Additional Subject Options & Certifications
  • Additional NYS certification to teach biology (grades 7-12) [NB2]
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in biology (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12 [NK2]
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in chemistry (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach earth science in grades 7-12 [NZ2]
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in earth science (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach general science in grades 7-12 [NX2]
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in genera science (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS extension to teach biology in grades 5-6 [NB3] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Extension to teach biology in grades 5-6
  • Additional NYS extension to teach chemistry in grades 5-6 [NK3] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Extension to teach chemistry in grades 5-6
  • Additional NYS extension to teach general science in grades 5-6 [NX3] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Extension to teach general science in grades 5-6
  • Additional NYS extension to teach earth science in grades 5-6 [NZ3] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Extension to teach earth science in grades 5-6


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 51 credits. The detailed TP4 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 TP4 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.

Pedagogical Core   
ED400 Topics in Teaching and Schooling, Part 1
ED400A Topics in Teaching and Schooling, Part 2
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED447 Disability and Schools

Literacy Requirement   
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
EDE476 Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms

Specialization Courses   
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
EDU487 Integrating Science and Literacy
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education
EDU486 Integrating Science and Technology

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)

Internships   
EDF416S Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Science)
or EDF417S Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Science)
EDF418S Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (Science)
or EDF419S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (Science)
EDF420S Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (Science)
or EDF421S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (Science)
 

Notes:



1. This set of courses and internships is required for anyone who wants to obtain NYS teacher certification to teach physics in grades 7-12, and must be completed before a degree is issued by Warner and you can obtain any of the additional NYS certifications, NYS extensions or Warner certificates identified later in this program of study form.

2. Candidates for teaching physics are required by the State of New York to pass Content Specialty Tests (CST). Content Specialty Tests are a component of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). The Warner School requires that degree candidates achieve a passing score on relevant CSTs before beginning their student teaching practica (not the Field Experience). The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies may waive these requirements after consultation with the Program Director and Chair of Teaching and Curriculum. ( This is a rare occurrence.)

3. If you also choose to pursue certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities, you must complete all the internships in inclusive settings (i.e., select EDF417S, EDF419S and EDF421S).

4. Students are expected to take the methods courses and internships in the following sequence:
Summer:
- EDU487 - Integrating Science and Literacy
Fall:
- EDU486 - Integrating Science and Technology
- EDU434 - Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
- EDF416S - Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Science)
Spring:
- EDU448 - Implementing Innovation in Science Education
- EDF418S - Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (Science)/EDF419S - Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Schools Settings A (Science)
- EDF420S - Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (Science)/EDF421S - Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Schools Settings B (Science)

Any deviation from this sequence needs to be agreed upon a priori with the advisor.

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.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree w/ Major in One or More Liberal Arts or Sciences
  • Teacher Candidates Comprehensive Portfolio
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse
  • NYS-approved Workshop on School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • Finger-print Supported Background Check (to be completed and submitted directly to NYS at the beginning of the program)
  • NYS Exam - Educating all Students (EAS)
  • NYS Exam - Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • 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)
  • Language Prerequisite (a minumum of 1 college-level course in a language other than English, or equivalent)
  • Content Prerequisite 30 credits of coursework in the sciences, including at least 18 credits in physics (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form or fill in the table below)