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 2013) for each 6 credit course total $2245.20 for NY State residents ($3595.20 for non-residents), according to http://www.buffalostate.edu/studentaccounts/x535.xml. Some financing is available. For those choosing to live on or near campus (strongly encouraged!), apartment-style housing is available on campus (cost for 2013 is approximately $320 per week), and several hotels are nearby. Parking permits are $10.
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 2013 are:
PHY622 (6cr) Powerful Ideas & Quantitative Modeling in Electricity and Magnetism with supplements (microscopic models of matter). SSC. July 22 - August 9, 2013 (taught by Dr. Dan MacIsaac and colleagues; contact firstname.lastname@example.org). Modeling workshop master teachers TBA.