With your initial certification to teach physics and mathematics in hand, you now have the challenge of meeting the New York State Education Department's requirements for professional certification. SUNY Cortland's M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: physics and mathematics (7-12) will help you fulfill those requirements. Whether you choose to enroll in full-time graduate study or attend part-time while you're in your first years of teaching, the degree will give you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of physics and mathematics while continuing to improve your teaching skills.
You'll enhance your subject knowledge through graduate courses in physics and mathematics. Beyond course work in content, you'll have two options to improve your pedagogical skills.
Includes study in the use of technology as a teaching tool in the secondary mathematics classroom.
You'll study the nature of the middle school adolescent learner and the teaching strategies that work best at that developmental level. With this option, you'll earn a middle-level extension of your 7-12 certificate to include grades 5 and 6 for physics and mathematics.
Beyond fulfilling specific degree requirements determined by the Physics Department, you'll complete a culminating master's project.
To become more involved in the field while you study for your degree, review the description of the semester-long Mathematics Department graduate assistantship and additional information about graduate assistantships at SUNY Cortland.
With the M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: physics and mathematics (7-12), you can expand your capacity to teach middle school or high school physics and mathematics. You'll also earn SUNY Cortland's institutional recommendation for New York State's professional certification in both physics and mathematics.
At the State University of New York College at Cortland we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
Fall semester applications: July 1
Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
Summer semester applications: April 1
Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check on availability.
Students who do not successfully complete SCI 699 must register for SCI 697: Extension of Graduate Culminating Activity (1 cr. hr.).D. Course in teaching students with disabilities: 0-3 credit hours
E. Award of the degree
Other requirements for the award of the degree may be determined by the departments concerned and must be ascertained by the student in consultation with the adolescence education science coordinator.
Note: Specific information regarding additional requirements for qualification for the professional certificate in New York state may be found in the Teacher Certification information section of this catalog.Required Workshops
Complete the following workshops: