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Physics BA - Teaching of Science Physics Concentration/Physics Adolescent Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0801 Physics, General)

Department of Physics

239 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

Dr. John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office of Educator Preparation

375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Completing the Physics BA - Teaching of Science Physics Concentration/Physics Adolescent Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

Students must complete all undergraduate major area coursework with C or higher and all education and graduate coursework with B- or higher. In order to progress into the graduate portion of the program, students must meet the following progression points: maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Required Courses

Required Undergraduate Courses

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry II
CHE 113 General Chemistry Lab
CHE 114 General Chemistry II Lab
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing across Curricula
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Intro to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
PHY 207 General Physics 3
PHY 208 General Physics 4
PHY 257 General Physics 3 Lab
PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics
3 credits of PHY electives
3 credits of upper division PHY electives


Required Graduate Courses

LAI 531 Science Curricula: Current Approaches
LAI 533 Science Instruction Topics
LAI 534 Measurement and Evaluation in Science Instruction
LAI 552 Middle Childhood – Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 603 Developing Curricula for Emerging Adolescents
LAI 619 Teaching Sciences in Grades 5-12
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone
9 credits of 500-level PHY or Graduate Science Pedagogy

Departmental Honors Requirements

Honors 3.250
High honors 3.500
Highest honors 3.750
Completion of senior thesis

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Physics BA - Teaching of Science Physics Concentration/Physics Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required99
Graduate Credits Required
57
Total Credits Required for Degree156



* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:26