Physics Education

Our master's program in physics education focuses on preparing you to teach physics at the adolescence level. You will join a dynamic community of physics education teachers, educators and researchers who engage and question 21st century critical issues in physics education.

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Why Physics Education at UB?

The features of our program include:
  • addressing critical issues in physics education
  • applying innovative teaching and learning approaches in the physics education classroom
  • designing and conducting research related to assessment, equity, inclusion, inquiry and technology
  • developing and administering assessment methods appropriate for physics education contexts
  • understanding the environmental, psychological and social conditions of physics education teaching and learning
Prerequisite

To be eligible for this program, you must have majored in or completed 30 credit hours in PHYSICS.

Physics Education Programs

Initial Initial / Professional Professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Professional Certification in Physics Education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 2 to 3 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities
  • Physics teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Museum and environmental organization work
  • Science and curriculum specialist
Experiential contact hours Additional clinical experience may be embedded in content coursework 
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Spring:
Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Summer:
Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall:
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus
716-645-2110
gseinfo@buffalo.edu

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection, a computer that meets university computing standards and basic computer competency.