Department of Teaching and Learning

Accelerated BA/MA Teacher Education Programs

Dual BA Chemistry/MA Teaching Chemistry, Grades 7-12

This accelerated dual degree program enables you to complete both your BA in Chemistry and your MA in Teaching Chemistry, Grades 7-12 in five years. When you complete the dual degree program, you will be eligible for New York State certification as a teacher of chemistry for grades 7-12.

Learn more about why pursuing this dual degree program and becoming a teacher are both good ideas.

Overview

The master’s program in Teaching Chemistry, Grades 7-12, is designed to immerse aspiring teachers in the theory and practice of teaching chemistry to middle and high school students. The program focuses on strategies for teaching science to urban students and provides an excellent opportunity for involving teachers in techniques for increasing participation in science by women and minorities.

The pivotal experience of the program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. MA students, mentored by their cooperating teachers, NYU field supervisors and methods teachers, are given responsibility for teaching in New York City public schools. Extensive school-based fieldwork (100 hours) is required prior to student teaching, which you will complete, in part, during your junior and/or senior year.

Eligibility and Requirements for the BA Chemistry/MA Teaching Chemistry, grades 7-12 Program

CAS students majoring in chemistry are eligible for this dual degree program. Students complete 9 credits of the 39 credits for the MA while they are still undergraduates. These 9 credits are specified below.

Students must earn a B or better in all Steinhardt courses in order for these to be applied to the MA. Dual degree students must complete all requirements of their major as well as college-wide requirements prior to matriculating at Steinhardt.

Steinhardt Graduate Courses to be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

During their junior and/or senior year, CAS chemistry majors complete 9 credits in Teaching Chemistry in place of other electives. These 9 credits count toward the BA degree in Chemistry from CAS.

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester: 7 credits 

TCHL-GE 2010

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III

4

SCIED-GE 2039

Methods I: Teaching of Science in Middle & High School

3

TCHL-GE 2005

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0

Spring Semester: 2 credits 

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

TCHL-GE 2005

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0

TCHL-GE 2999

Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification/School Violence Prevention/DASA: Social Responsibilities of Teachers

0


MA Degree Courses

Students in this dual degree program complete 30 credits for the MA degree in Teaching Chemistry, Grades 7-12 as follows:

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Content Core (6 credits, chosen from the following) 

SCIED-GE 2015

Recent Advances in Physics

3

SCIED-GE 2016

Recent Advances in Biology

3

SCIED-GE 2017

Recent Advances in Chemistry

3

SCIED-GE 2018

Breakthroughs in Science (2 semester class)

0-3

General Pedagogical Core (10 credits)

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

3

EDCT-GE 2018

Integrating Media & Technology in the K-12 Curriculum

1

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students w/ Disabilities in Middle Childhood & Adolescent Settings

3

SCIED-GE 2021

Science in a Historical Perspective; or Sociology of Education (SOED-GE 1015); or History of Education (HSED-GE 2175); or Philosophy of Education (PHED-GE 2013)

3

Specialized Pedagogical Core (9 credits)

SCIED-GE 2039

Methods I: Teaching of Science in Middle and High School

3

SCIED-GE 2040

Methods II: Teaching of Science in Middle and High School
Plus One Additional Course by Advisement

3

SCIED-GE 2031

Measuring Outcomes in Science Teaching

3

SCIED-GE 2042

The Scientific Enterprise

3

SCIED-GE 2050 Using NYC Non-Formal Science Resources 3
SCIED-GE 2135 Supervision of Science 3
SCIED-GE 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science & Mathematics: Gender & Ethnicity 3
SCIED-GE 2002 Research Internship in Science and Mathematics 3
Student Teaching (4 credits)

SCIED-GE 2xxx

Science Seminar

0

SCIED-GE 2911

Student Teaching I: Grades 5-8

2

SCIED-GE 2922

Student Teaching II: Grades 7-12

2

Culminating Experience (1 credit required)

SCIED-GE 2100

Teacher as Researcher, Reflective Practitioner, & Curriculum Developer
(2 semester class, 0 pt fall, 1 pt spring)

1


Semester Schedule

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester: 15 credits

SCIED-GE 2911

Student Teaching I: Grades 5-8

2

SCIED-GE 2039

Methods I: Teaching of Science in Middle and High School

3

EDCT-GE 2018

Integrating Media & Technology in the K-12 Curriculum

1

  Content Core 3

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

3

SCIED-GE 2100

Teacher as Researcher, Reflective Practitioner, & Curriculum Developer

0

  Specialized Pedagogical Core, by advisement 3
Spring Semester: 15 credits

SCIED-GE 2922

Student Teaching II: Grades 7-12

2

SCIED-GE 2040

Methods II: Teaching of Science in Middle and High School

3

  Content Core 3

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings

3

SCIED-GE 2021

Science in a Historical Perspective or Alternative

3

SCIED-GE 2100

Teacher as Researcher, Reflective Practitioner, & Curriculum Developer

1


Advising

For initial advising and pre-application information, please contact:

Scott Statland
Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs
NYU College of Arts and Science Advising
18 Washington Place, Room G106 (Academic Resource Center)
New York, NY 10003
212-998-8130

For questions about Steinhardt course registration or the master's program, please contact:

Roberto Martinez
Assistant Director of Graduate Advising and Student Services
Department of Teaching and Learning
East Building, 239 Greene Street
212-998-5458

For questions about teacher certification, please contact:

Mark Perez
Certification Officer
Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
212-998-5030