What is Physics Immersion (Grades 7-12)?
As a Physics candidate, you have the exciting opportunity to show students the relevance of Physics with hands-on projects, field trips, and real-life examples of scientific concepts being applied in the world around them.
Armed with content knowledge, proven teaching strategies, and standards-aligned instruction, you will help students develop the problem-solving and critical thinking skills they will need to succeed in college and careers.
Meet George, Chemistry Teacher (Grades 7-12) and NYCTC Ambassador:
What brought me to the NYC Teaching Collaborative: I began to support the program as a Collaborative Coach at the height of the pandemic in support of Partner Teachers entering the classroom.
I currently work in the Bronx in District 10.
My certification area is Chemistry (Grades 7-12).
I graduated from Lehman College with a degree in Chemistry (Grades 7-12). While this university has supported this subject for candidates in the past for our alternative certification programs, I cannot confirm that will be the case for this year. Please be in touch with the Enrollment team for university assignment updates.
What my class schedule looks like:
What my classroom looks like:
Why the Teaching Collaborative is the right choice for all teachers:
NYCTC gives you the opportunity to enter the classroom at a time when education is changing and developing. This is an exciting time that needs creative, educated, and well-prepared educators to make real change! NYCTC will set you up to be successful from day one with your students. There is an amazing support network for partner teachers along the way and an emphasis on practice to ensure you are growing and developing quickly to meet the needs of your students. The NYC DOE and NYCTC are dedicated to ensuring that their workforce has all the resources they need to best support students in classrooms throughout our city.
Bachelor's degree in any subject area
12 or more science credits in Physics coursework (with a grade of C or higher in each undergraduate course and B- or higher in each graduate course).
Certification and Testing Requirements
You will receive certification in Physics Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12). Successful completion of your master's degree coursework will lead to a Master of Science for Teachers Program: Adolescent Education Physics Grades 7 – 12.
While you complete your master’s degree coursework, you will work in your full-time NYC DOE school position under a Transitional B certificate issued by New York State. The Transitional B certificate is valid for up to three years on the condition that you remain in good standing in your NYC DOE alternative certification program.
You must take and pass the two certification exams listed below in order to be eligible for certification in Physics Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12).
Where can I secure a job?
As a Physics candidate, you can accept a position in Physics Grades 7-12, or General Science grades 7 and 8.
The position that you select must be approved by your university as well as the New York City Teaching Collaborative.
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