Middle Childhood Physics 7–9, Advanced Certificate

12 credits

NYSED 25440/25450

The Middle Childhood Extension programs are open to persons who are completing the MST in childhood education or who already possess initial/professional certification in childhood education or provisional/permanent certification in elementary education (pre-k–6).

The programs lead to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the childhood certificate to teach the specific content subject in grades 7 through 9. Candidates for the program must consult their program adviser to select the appropriate courses to meet New York state certification requirements.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education, applicants must

  • Provide evidence of teacher certification in childhood or elementary education, or concurrent pursuit of one of Fordham’s childhood education degree programs; and
  • Complete or have completed 30 credits or more in a physics major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: mathematics, electricity, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, and quantum mechanics.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
PSGE 5302PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING3
CTGE 5279CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE EDUCATION3
CTGE 5290TEACHING PHYSICS TO ADOLESCENTS3
CTGE 5547LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM3
Total Credits12