Completion of the physics courses, and the professional education sequence leads to certification as a secondary teacher of physics. Advising for this major is provided by the School of Education.
Students with a major in secondary education physics must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater overall, in the major, and/or minor(s) with no grade below a "B-" in the professional education sequence and no grade below a "C" in the major and/or minor(s).
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Physics department page.
For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm
|Total Credits Required||122|
|Required Courses in Major||32|
|PH 220 Introductory Physics I [SCII]||5|
|PH 221 Introductory Physics II [SCII]||5|
|PH 322 Modern Physics||4|
|Appropriate mathematics courses must be taken as prerequisites for the required physics course.|
|MA 161 Calculus I [QUAR]||4|
|MA 163 Calculus II||4|
|MA 211 Linear Algebra||3|
|MA 265 Calculus III||4|
|Other Required Courses||10|
|CH 111 General Chemistry I [SCII]||5|
|CH 112 General Chemistry II||5|
|ED 201 Introduction to Education||2|
|ED 231 Teaching for Learning in the Secondary Classroom||4|
|ED 301 Dimensions of American Education||2|
|ED 319 Teaching of Reading for Secondary Teachers||3|
|MSED 340 Fundamental Concepts in Science||4|
|MSED 350 Methods and Materials in Teaching Science Education||4|
|ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher||2|
|ED 380 Practicum in the Secondary School||2|
|ED 430 Teaching in the Secondary School||11|
|ED 450 Seminar in Teaching||1|
|ED 483 Educational Media Technology||2|
Note: MA 111 is a prerequisite for many courses.
This major does not require a minor.
Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin