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Physics Adolescence (7–12) Education Five Year B.A./M.S.T. Program

Our B.A./M.S.T. Physics Education Program Allows You To

  • Be eligible for professional certification immediately upon graduation.
  • Have an undergraduate degree in physics which is not true of the 4 year education programs.
  • Be fully qualified with a professional degree in physics (in case you decide not to teach).
  • Not have to worry about completing a master's degree at night or during the summers within five years.
  • Save money by:
    • Paying undergraduate tuition rates for graduate courses during the eighth semester. These credits will count toward both degrees.
    • Finish the master's in one year, instead of two, saving a full year of graduate tuition.
  • Be considered much more qualified candidate for a teaching position than a person with a four year degree. Graduates will have a professional degree with extensive education courses at the graduate level.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/ Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Physics Adolescence Education (7-12) (99 credits)

This program, sponsored by the Physics Department and the Departments of Educational Studies and Services, is the newest option available to students who want to teach high school physics and science. (The other is to gain a B.A./B.S. in physics and then obtain a Master of Science in Teaching [M.S.T.] for teacher certification.) In addition to the General Education courses, the requirements include a 31 credit hour core of physics courses, and an additional 15 credit hours in calculus and 8 credit hours in chemistry which fulfills the requirements for the physics B.A. The 42 credit hour graduate education component includes educational theory, methods and student teaching. The program allows a student to complete all requirements for professional certification in 5 years.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about physics at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Thomas H. Wolosz, Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 123
Phone: (518) 564-4031
Fax: (518) 564-3169
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
Physics Department
Hudson Hall 337
Plattsburgh, NY 12901