What You’ll Learn
Physics pursues answers to how the Universe works on scales both large and small. High school teachers get to share these answers with their students and spark their curiosity about the natural world.
Your Physics Teacher Education degree will provide you with the content and skills necessary to become an outstanding educator in Physics and prepare you to teach in today’s diverse classrooms. You will leave with an initial single certification in teaching Physics.
Our solid foundation in physics will develop your problem-solving skills in the classroom and laboratory, and our education curriculum focuses on lesson plans that are student-centered and connected to the current national content standards.
You’ll also have opportunities to pursue research, and mentors will help you grow and find your niche in the education field.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
The Physics Teacher Education program leads to initial single certification in Adolescence Physics Grades 5-12.
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
Becoming a great teacher means gaining practical experience in a real classroom. Brockport has strong ties to the education community throughout the area, and our students are placed in student teaching positions that help enhance their knowledge with practical classroom experiences.
The Physics Teacher Education program includes at least 100 hours of field experience integrated into methods coursework, and culminates in a full semester of student teaching in a local public school.
A critical shortage of physics teachers nationwide means that you will be in high demand.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued teaching certificates are highly valued throughout the US, allowing for a reciprocity process in all 50 states.
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