The UB Teach physics education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a physics BA (Teaching of Science Physics Concentration) and a physics education EdM in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in Physics while preparing you to teach Physics at the adolescence level.
In this combined program, you will study in the Department 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 Department of Physics, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of Physics; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring Physics to life in the 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) and Master of Education (EdM)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State (NYS) initial and professional certification in physics education|
|Grade levels||7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension|
|Credits required for completion||156|
|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: