Advanced Certificate in Science Education (21-24 Credits)
This program is designed for candidates who already have a bachelor's and a master's degree in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics and who seek New York State certification in one of the following content areas: biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, Grades 7-12.
Students must consult with an adviser in the Science Education program before starting their certificate program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their program with a Science Education adviser. All students must complete the 21- to 24-credit curriculum below. In order to be recommended for NYS certification at the completion of the Certificate Program, candidates must pass the LAST, the CST in one of the sciences, the Written Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W), and meet any additional New York State requirements.
Advanced Certification in Science Education Curriculum
The 21- to 24-credit certificate curriculum consists of two instructional areas:
I. Core Education Sequence (12 -15 credits)
ESC 501: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)
ESC 502: Social Foundations of Education: A Multicultural Perspective (3 credits)
ESC 529: Language, Literacy, and Technology in Education (3 credits) and
ESC 595: Internship in Classroom Teaching (2 credits) and ESC 611(1) or ESC 596 (3 credits) and ESC 612 (3 credits)
II. Methods, Curriculum, and Instruction (9 credits)
ESC 519: Teaching Science in Middle and High School (3 credits) and ESC 506 (3) and 3 additional credits to be selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator from the following courses: ESC 767: The Museum as a Resource for Teaching Science (3 credits) or equivalent; ESC 770: Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary School: Special Topics (3 credits).
Last modified: 9/6/2013