Science Education: Teachers of Physics 7-12: Professional Certification (SPHP-MA) - Master of Arts Program
Teachers of Physics, grades 7-12, program is a specialized, 30-credit programs for applicants who hold or are eligible for initial certification in the same content area in New York State or an equivalent credential issued by another state.
MAJOR CODE/ACADEMIC PLAN and CREDITS
Major Code: SPHP (Please use this on the Document Cover Sheet)
Credits: 30 Credit Program The time to completion of the degree program will vary based on the students' status (full-time versus part-time) and the number of credits registered for each semester. Students have up to 6 years to complete the degree program.
Deadlines are "in-office" deadlines not postmark deadlines. Failure to meet the deadlines will cause significant delays in processing your application and may exclude your application from consideration.
- Application (online only)
- Application Fee of $75 (payable by Major Credit card only)
- Statement of Purpose
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Teacher's Certification/Credential/License
- scan and upload evidence of your teacher's certification/credential/license if available at the time of your application. If you are currently in school and expect to receive your teacher's certification/credential/license after you graduate use the section to type or upload a note indicating this.
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- One official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended or attending (see transcript information below)
- GRE is NOT required
- See TOEFL requirements information below
- Applicants must hold or be eligible for initial teacher certification.
Department Name: Teaching and Learning
Telephone: 212 998 5870
ONLINE APPLICATION STATUS
The online application for 2014 will be availabe in Early September 2013.
The Office of Graduate Admissions will allow applicants to upload official transcripts, copies of the GRE and TOEFL scores [if required], to the online application. In addition to this, we are requiring applicants to register their recommenders via the online system. All of these new measures will greatly facilitate the processing of an application and ensure that Admission Committees receive most, if not all of the components for a completed application at the same time.
ADMISSIONS CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-6680
212 998 5030
212 995 4328 (fax)
Most programs have very firm deadlines so it is always advisable to apply early. All deadlines are "in-office" deadlines, not postmark deadlines and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline. The Office of Graduate Admissions reserves the right to return any application that arrives after the deadline. Should any deadline fall on a weekend, the in-office deadline will be the next business day. Only completed applications will be considered.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
To learn more about scholarships and other types of Financial aid, including eligibility requirements please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/financial_aid/ or click on the Financial Aid tab above.
The Office of Graduate Admissions will no longer accept paper-based applications. If you have any issues with submitting an application via the online application system, please contact our office immediately. The application must be completed, dated, electronically signed and submitted on or before the deadline, listed above for the term of entry.
Application Fee:The application fee is payable in the online system by Major Credit Card. if you are having problems submitting your payment via Credit Card, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement:A typewritten, double-spaced, two- to three-page statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your particular program. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the Admissions Committee about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to your intended academic pursuits. Some programs require other statements and essays in additional to or in lieu of the statement of purpose. Please review the requirements for your program listed above.
Résumé:A copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae.
The Office of Graduate Admissions now requires applicants to upload one (1) official transcript from EVERY postsecondary school attended to the online application. Web printouts of an unofficial transcript is not acceptable.
For more information about this: please visit the Transcript - FAQ page.
GRE Scores (if required) - [ETS Institution Code: 2556]:The official GRE scores must be on file by the deadline before a decision will be rendered. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. The GRE must be taken again if your GRE scores are older than 5 years.
If the GRE is required for your program you must submit your GRE scores in two formats:
- An official GRE score report must be sent to NYU Steinhardt from ETS. NYU Steinhardt's ETS institution code is 2556; a departmental code is not required. Visit http://www.gre.org/ for more information about the exam.
- A copy of your GRE score report must be uploaded into the online application under the "GRE Upload" section. Web printout or screenshot acceptable.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (if required)- [ETS Institution Code: 2556]:
The TOEFL is mandatory for all applicants whose native language is NOT English and did not receive the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction. Applicants holding or completing a graduate degree from an English speaking institution are still required to submit a TOEFL if your graduate education was LESS THAN four years in duration at an institution where English was the official language of instruction. The TOEFL cannot be waived.
Although we do not have a required TOEFL score, successful applicants score 100 or above on the Internet-based test or 600 or above on the paper-based test.
If you are required to submit a TOEFL score, you must submit your score in two formats:
- An official TOEFL score report must be sent to NYU Steinhardt for ETS. NYU Steinhardt's ETS institution code is 2556; a departmental code is not required. Visit http://www.toefl.org/ for more information about the exam.
- A copy of your score TOEFL Score must be uploaded into the online application under the "TOEFL Upload" section. Web printout or screenshot acceptable.
Note: NYU Steinhardt does not accept scores from other equivalent exams including IELTS.
Letters of Recommendation:You are required to send the number of Letters of Recommendation as listed above. There are no forms available for letters of recommendation. Letters should come from individuals who can assess your qualifications and potential for graduate study.
We ask that you register your recommenders or third-party recommendation service
in our online application system. Once registered your recommenders will be able to submit their letters electronically. This method allows you to efficiently monitor and follow up with your recommenders.
Note: Once registered your recommenders can submit their online recommendation either before or after you submit your application. It is your responsibility to ensure your recommendations are received by the stated deadline.
Waiving your right of access: On the online system, you can waive or not waive your right of access to letters of recommendation. Once your rights have been selected via the online system, it can not be changed, you have the ability to:
- I waive my right of access
- I do not waive my right of access
If you are considering NOT waiving your right of access to your letters of recommendation, we strongly urge that you discuss this matter with your potential recommenders.
Please be advised even if you do not waive your right of access to letters of recommendation, you may only see your recommendations if you are or have been in attendance at NYU Steinhardt.
For more information about registering your recommenders: please visit the Letters of Recommendation - FAQ page.
DOCUMENT COVER SHEET
If any materials are mailed to our office for your major/academic plan mail the materials under one mailing using the Document Cover Sheet. Items received without a Document Cover Sheet take longer to process and match to your application.
Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS for ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
To learn more about special instructions for all international applicants, please visit: Special Instructions
CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT
New York University’s annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NYU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, drugs and alcohol. You can obtain a copy of the current report by contacting Thomas Grace, Director of Judicial Affairs and Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (601 Kimmel Center: 212-998-4403) or Jay Zwicker, Crime Prevention Manager, Department of Public Safety (7 Washington Place: 212-998-1451) or by visiting the following website: www.nyu.edu/public.safety/policies/.
Special Notes from the Office of Graduate Admissions
- PLEASE check the online system to confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.
- Due to the volume of applications and related materials received the Office of Graduate Admissions will only contact you if your application was successfully submitted and is deemed INCOMPLETE because of missing required materials. Otherwise you will hear from us when the Admissions Committee has made a decision.
Thank you for considering NYU Steinhardt, School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for your Graduate studies.
NYU Steinhardt does not allow deferrals and the Office of Graduate Admissions is no longer permitting applicants to update their application and application materials for future consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for a future semester must reapply by submitting a new application including all of the supporting materials, including letters of recommendations by the application deadline.
-MAC users who are using MS Word, and are noting formating issues when you preview your uploaded documents, we suggest that you first convert your document to PDF format and then upload it to the online system. If this does not resolve your problem, please contact email@example.com
-Scan document(s) for upload to the online system into one of the acceptable file formats (PDF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF or Bitmap) no greater than 2mb file size.
-To navigate to an upload section, please select the page number link, as illustrated below: