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City College offers multiple routes to Teacher Certification in Secondary Physics. Undergraduate Physics majors can complete a minor in Science Education. Those with a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in physics can complete a Masters Degree in Science Education, which simultaneously fulfills certification requirements. Those with an advanced degree in Physics can complete a certification only graduate program. In addition, Middle School Science Teacher candidates can pursue certification at City College, where there is support for understanding a cross section of science content knowledge, including physics / physical science.

In all programs, in addition to knowing physics content, there is an emphasis on the process of science, how we know what we know, research on how students learn physics, and effective physics pedagogy. With Grant Support from NSF as well as local, state, and national Departments of Education, City College has a long history of supporting in-service and pre-service physics teachers in our urban context.