Adolescent Physics (Advanced Certificate)

 

Welcome to the Adolescent Physics (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.

The advanced certificate program is a post-master’s program for applicants without prior New York State teacher certification in Physics.

Academic Plan

PHYAE-AC

Total Credits

Earn at least 26 credits

Program Code for Certification

31903 – ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: PHYSICS 7-12

Advisors

Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Students complete a sequence of courses in both Education and Physics. The program sequence provides a suggested order of education courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Adolescent Physics (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Supervised: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Graduation

Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

The Adolescent Physics (Advanced Certificate) program leads to New York State certification to teach Physics in grades 7-12.

Students who are completing or have completed the program will apply for their certification through the New York State Education Department TEACH Online Services. Students apply for either initial or professional certification.

Please note, the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) will no longer be a certification requirement as of April 27, 2022. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for more information regarding this change.

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