Adolescence Physics, MST

30 credits

NYSED 25528/25532

This clinically-rich master’s degree program in adolescence physics prepares candidates to teach physics as a content-area subject in grades 7 through 12. Graduates of the program qualify and are endorsed for New York state certification in Physics 7–12. 

In addition to the general requirements for study in the Graduate School of Education and for initial teacher education programs, candidates for the adolescence physics program must have an earned degree in physics or related area (for example, physical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in physics coursework and 16 credits distributed among biology, earth science, and chemistry. Included in the 30 credits must be coursework in the following areas: principles of physics, including concepts in mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics; radioactivity; relativity; and quantum mechanics.

Otherwise qualified candidates who lack coursework in a specified area may be admitted conditionally but must make up the content deficit prior to completion of the program. An interview, as well as attendance at an Adolescence MST information session, is recommended.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
UEGE 5102HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION3
CTGE 5155SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE3
CTGE 5401TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITIES3
CTGE 5402TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 2: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING3
CTGE 5547LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5420EDUCATING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS: PREK-123
CTGE 5165CONSULTATION AND CO-TEACHING IN COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOMS3
CTGE 5272TEACHING AND ASSESSING SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENT CLASSROOMS (7-12)3
CTGE 5276CLINICAL SEMINAR IN ADOLESCENCE SCIENCE EDUCATION3
Elective Course on Technology3
CTGE 0709ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PORTFOLIO0
Total Credits30

The following courses may apply toward the elective technology requirement:

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 6200SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY1
CTGE 6201DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES3
CTGE 6203CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM1
CTGE 6261TECHNOLOGY IN READING, WRITING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES3
CTGE 6262APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
CTGE 6265EMERGING ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY3

Required Workshops

The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (MST) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0220DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING0