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    Education Emphasis

    Physics Major With Secondary School Licensure

    Recommended for students intending to teach physics in secondary school.

    Click here for the Physics BSE Advising Checklist

    A sample four-year course planning sheet can be found here. This plan does require courses taken during two summers.

    Alternatively, the following table represents a typical 5-year plan for a physics major who wants to teach high school physics and needs to obtain secondary school teaching licensure. (Here is a printable 5-yr version.)This sample 5-year plan fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor of Science, a physics major and a mathematics minor, as well as the General Education courses required by the University for graduation. You may wish to view a table of course requirements to compare the physics coursework required for each of the four emphases of the physics major.

     

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2013

    English 101 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

    5

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics

    1

    Math 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

    5



     

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term

    Course Name

    Credits

    SPRING 2014

    English 102 Freshman English

    3

    Physics 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

    5

    Math 254 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

    5

    GenED 110 World of the Arts

    3


     

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term                 

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2014

    GenEd 130 Individual and Society

    3

    Physics 305 Mechanics: Statics

    3

    Physics 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics

    1

    Physics 324 Methods of Theoretical Physics

    3

    Math 255 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

    3

    GenEd 120 or GenEd 140 Global or Historical Perspectives

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term               

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2015

    Speech 110 Fundamentals of Speech                                             

    3

    Physics 310 Mechanics: Dynamics

    3

    Physics 330 Electronics

    3

                           

    Physics 331 Electronics Laboratory

    1

    Math 280 Discrete Mathematics

    3

    SpecEd 205 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term               

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2015

    Biology 214 Ecology and Society                                                   

    3

    Elective

    3

    GenEd 390 The World of Ideas

    3

    Physics 221 Intermediate Laboratory

    2

    Math 342 Applied Statistics

    3


     

    Total Semester Credits

    14

    Term               

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2016

    Physics 344 Modern Physics

    4

    Physics 325 Classical Electromagnetism                                      

    3

    Diversity & GenEd Elective

    3

    Math 353 College Geometry 

    5

     


     

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term               

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2016

    Physics 489 Senior Seminar

    2

    Math 355 Matrices and Linear Algebra

    3

    Math 361 Differential Equations

    3

    Chemistry 102 Introductory Chemistry I                                      

    5

    English 370 Adv. Composition  

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    16

    Term              

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2017

    EDFOUND 212 Educational Psychology

    3

    EDFOUND 243 Foundations of Education in a Pluralistic Society    

    3

    EDFNDPRC 210 Introduction to Education and Teaching

    3

    Chemistry 104 Introductory Chemistry II

    5

    PEGRNL 192 Personal Health and Fitness

    1

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term               

    Course Name

    Credits

    Fall 2017

    SECNDED 466 Literacy Strategies for Content-Area Teachers

    3

    CIFLD 402 Directed Teaching-Alternative Placement Elementary School

    2

    CIFLD 492 Field Study

    3

    SECNDED 429 Methods of Teaching Science

    3

    EDFOUND 425 Measurement and Evaluation

    3

    Total Semester Credits

    15

    Term              

    Course Name

    Credits

    Spring 2018

    CIFLD 414 Directed Teaching-Secondary                                      

    12

     

     


     

     



     

    Total Semester Credits

    12

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