B.A. degree program in adolescence education: physics teacher
HEGIS code 1902.01
NYS SED program code 26808

Bachelor's degree programs for adolescence education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish), physics, and social studies (Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, sociology), and special subjects (all grades): music - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Miyano, Ken Associate Professor 718-951-5000 x2858 1409 Ingersoll Hall kemiyano @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  


Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive
Program requirements (73-74 1/ 2 credits):
To enroll in advanced physics courses, students must earn a grade of C or higher in the physics and mathematics prerequisites of the courses, unless they are excused from this requirement by the chairperson. A student who receives a grade of D in a required physics or mathematics course must consult the chairperson before registering for another physics course. The student is usually advised to repeat the course.

Students must complete a) through f):

a) Physics 1100 or 1150 and Physics 2100 or 2150.
Prerequisites: For Physics *1: a grade of C or higher in Mathematics 1011 or 1026 or in any mathematics course numbered higher than 1026; or placement in Mathematics 1201 on the basis of the calculus placement test. Students who think they are insufficiently prepared in problem solving are advised to take Physics 1111 and 1112 instead of Physics 1100.
For Physics 1150: as a prerequisite or corequisite: Mathematics 1206.
For Physics 2100: Physics 1100 or 1150; or Physics 1112 with a grade of C or higher.
For Physics 2150: a grade of C or higher in Physics 1150 and Mathematics 1206; as a prerequisite or corequisite: Mathematics 2201.
b) All of the following:
Physics 3970 (prerequisite: Physics 2100 or 2150); 10.5 (prerequisite: Physics 2150; or Physics 2100 and Mathematics 1206);
Physics 3900 (prerequisite: Physics 2100 or 2150);
Physics 3950 (prerequisite: Physics 3900);
Physics 3500 (prerequisite: Physics 2100 or 2150; Mathematics 1201);
Physics 3550 (prerequisite: Physics 2100 and Mathematics 3.3, or Physics 2150);
Physics 4900W (prerequisite: Physics 3900; prerequisite or corequisite: Physics 3950);
Physics 5500 (prerequisite: Physics 3100, 3950, and 4900W).
c) Two physics courses numbered in the 40s.
d) Two physics courses numbered between 50 and 65. With the permission of the chairperson, either Physics 3200 or 3300 may be substituted for one of these courses.
e) Chemistry 1100 and 2100; or Chemistry 1050, 2050, and 2100.
f) Mathematics 1201 and 1206.

The following pedagogical courses in School of Education: Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 4404, and 4410 (total of 21 credits).

This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.
Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 (12 credits).

The appropriate 5-credit course in student teaching:
Education 4404 Seminar on Methods of Teaching Science, Student Teaching I

The appropriate 4-credit course in student teaching:
Education 4410 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Science, Student Teaching II

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Students completing majors in secondary education or in special subjects under the former requirements should refer to the 2000-2003 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Degree programs in adolescence education and in special subjects include a major in an appropriate department of the college and in the case of social studies may also include an approved selection of interdepartmental courses.

Completion of an adolescence education program as part of a major in English, one of the appropriate social sciences, mathematics, one of the sciences, or a language other than English qualifies students for New York State initial certification in adolescence education for grades 7 through 12.

Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence education may obtain an extension to teach English, social studies, mathematics, or one of the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Education 3454.

Students, except music education majors, must complete 21 credits in the School of Education as specified above.

Admission requirements and academic standing
Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402; an average of 2.75 in Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Education 3401 and/or Education 3402; to take Education 4413 or 4401-4406, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects; to take Education 4407-4406, students must earn a B- or higher in Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects. A student who takes Education 4407-4412 prior to Education 4401-4406 must earn a B- or better grade in 4407-4412 to take Education 4401-4406.