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Middle/Secondary with Concentration in Physics (grades 8-12)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Middle and Secondary Education with Concentration in Physics — Leading to Certification in Grades 8-12

 

Major: MISE

Concentration: Physics

Degree: BS

Department: EDTL

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107 and 201; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type

Hours
General Education 34
 

 The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:

 
 

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

PHYS 298 Intro Mech Heat & Sound (S)

PHYS 295 Intro Lab I (SL)

MATH 205 Calculus I (M)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1) (SBCD2)

 

3

4

1

4

3

  OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)  

Pre-Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB)

3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development

3

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods

3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities

3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience

1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools

3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience

1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research

3

EDTP 407 Special Methods in MISE School Teaching

3

EDTP 408 MISE Content Methods Field Experience

EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America

3

Total  24

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Middle/Secondary Student Teaching Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio review; Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; Completion of required Core courses with a "C" or better.

Type

Hours
EDTP 419 Secondary Student Teaching  12 
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Physics

Type

Hours
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound
PHYS 295 Introductory Lab I
PHYS 299 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light
PHYS 296 Introductory Lab II
PHYS 300 Introductory Modern Physics 3
PHYS 301 Introductory Modern Physics Lab
PHYS 460 Mechanics
PHYS 530 Thermodynamics
PHYS 300+ Electives 6  
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II
Total 32
 
Related and Supporting Courses (Minimum 15 credit hours)
Courses listed below plus a minimum of three additional hours  from Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, or Physics as approved by advisor.
 

Type

Hours
MATH 205 Calculus I                                                       
MATH 206 Calculus II
MATH 301 Calculus III
 
 

Type

Hours
Minimum Total                                                            123 
 
 

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; "B-" or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; satisfactory portfolio; 2.50 GPA in Concentration courses.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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