Each summer, approximately 90 science teachers attend the unique Summer Physics Academy at Buffalo State. This program is ideal for those who teach full time during the school year. Participants earn 6 credit hours per course by taking these workshop classes during the summer. Visiting (non Buffalo State College) students must apply before registering. Three courses are offered during the summer, after schools close. All courses are taught by a collaboration between college faculty members and experienced master (high school) physics teachers. The work is intensive, and instructors are available during and after class to assist with assignments and projects.
Tuition and fees (Summer 2014) for each 6 credit course total ~$2500 for NY State residents (~$4300 for non-residents), according to this page. Some financing is available. Out of state students who do not need the full six credits may be able to arrange for lower tuition. Please contact Dan MacIsaac for details.
For those choosing to live on or near campus (strongly encouraged!), apartment-style housing is available on campus (cost for 2013 was approximately $320 per week), and several hotels are nearby. Parking permits are $10.
Students who want to attend these courses but do not wish to enroll in one of our M.S. Ed. degree programs must apply for status as a non-degree seeking student. Application forms are available at http://www.buffalostate.edu/graduateschool/howtoapply.xml.
Each course runs Monday through Friday for two to three weeks, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and some evenings (see individual course descriptions), with open facilities available in the evenings. The three courses offered summer 2014 are:
PHY510 (6cr) Process Skills in Physics Teaching for New Physics Teachers. SSB. July 6- 18, 2014 (taught by Dr. David Henry and colleagues; contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
PHY620 (6cr) Powerful Ideas & Quantitative Modeling in Mechanics. SSC. July 21 - August 8, 2014 (taught by Dr. Luanna Gomez and colleagues; contact email@example.com).
PHY622 (6cr) Powerful Ideas & Quantitative Modeling in Electricity and Magnetism with supplements (microscopic models of matter). SSC. July 21 - August 8, 2014 (taught by Dr. Dan MacIsaac and colleagues; contact firstname.lastname@example.org). Modeling workshop master teachers TBA.