Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

*BS-NS PGS

Physics Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1902.01)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Science Building 262 (716) 878-6726

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The physics B.S. degree program in secondary education leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching both physics and general science in grades 7–12. Students seeking admission to the B.S. physics education program should initially enroll in the B.S. physics program. After successfully completing at least two required physics courses at Buffalo State with a GPA in these courses of 2.75 or higher, students apply for admission to the B.S. physics education program during the semester they complete SED 200. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in physics courses is required for admission to SED 405, SED 407, and SED 408.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr*

Total Required Credit Hours in Physics

34 cr

PHY 111

University Physics I (5)

PHY 112

University Physics II (5)

PHY 213

University Physics III

PHY 305

Modern Physics I

PHY 306

Modern Physics II

PHY 310

Computational Physics Laboratory (2)

PHY 320

Introduction to Theoretical Physics (4)

PHY 324

Electric Circuits

PHY 410

Advanced Physics Laboratory

PHY 440

Electricity and Magnetism I

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education

24 cr

SPF 303

Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education

EDU 416

Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools

EDU 417

Adolescent Literacy

EXE 372

Foundations of Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities

SED 200

Field Experience in Secondary Science Education

SED 401

Techniques for Teaching Laboratory Activities in the Secondary Science Classroom

SED 405

Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary School Science

SED 409

Seminar in Secondary Science Education

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching

12 cr

SED 407

Practice Teaching Science in the Middle School (6)

SED 408

Practice Teaching Science in the High School (6)

Total Required Credit Hours in Other Fields for Certification

41-47 cr

A. One Year (or Equivalent) of a Foreign Language (0-6 cr)

B. Cognate Sciences (26 cr)

CHE 111

Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)

CHE 112

Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)

GES 101

Introductory Geology

GES 102

Historical Geology

GES 103

Introductory Geology Laboratory (1)

Select one course from the following:

GES 111

General Oceanography

GES 131

Introduction to Astronomy

GES 241

Meteorology

Select two courses from the following:

BIO 211

Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics (4)

BIO 212

Introduction to Organismal Biology and Diversity (4)

BIO 213

Introduction to Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (4)

C. Mathematics (15 cr)

MAT 161

Calculus I

MAT 162

Calculus II

MAT 163

Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)

MAT 164

Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)

MAT 263

Calculus III

MAT 264

Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)

MAT 315

Differential Equations

Total Required Credit Hours

144-156 cr

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Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.F.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and French 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and Italian 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and Spanish 7-9, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Design

Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CEL - Community Engaged Learning

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies

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