The UB Teach physics-chemistry education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a physics BA (teaching of science, physics and chemistry education), a physics education EdM, and chemistry education CAS in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in physics and chemistry while preparing you to teach physics and chemistry at the adolescence level.
In this combined program, you will study in the Departments of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the College of Arts and Sciences, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the disciplines of physics and chemistry; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring science to life in grades 5 to 12 classroom.
UB prepares highly qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
|Academic credential granted||Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Education (EdM) and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State (NYS) initial and professional certification in physics education, and initial certification in chemistry|
|Grade levels||7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension|
|Credits required for completion||160|
|Time to completion||5 years|
|Course delivery||On campus, online|
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|Application deadline||Early action: Nov. 15 |
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
This is a sample course schedule. These courses are subject to change. As a student in the UB Teach program, you must work closely with your advisor before registering for classes.
You will not apply separately to graduate study; instead, there are a series of progression points that you must meet.
Advancement to the graduate portion of the program requires that you: