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Physics Secondary Education Certification

Department: Physics

Physics
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 Corequisite: MA 130 & PC 206 N QM
PC 203 Introductory Physics II 3 MA 130 & PC 202; corequisite PC 207 N QM
PC 206 Physics Laboratory I 1 Corequisite PC 202 N
PC 207 Physics Laboratory II 1 Corequisite: PC 203 N
PC 209 Electronics 3 N
PC 289 Physics Seminar I 1 N
PC 300 Modern Physics 5 MA 230 & PC 203; Corequisite: MA 235 N CW
PC 320 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics 3 PC 202 N
PC 321 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics 3 PC 320 N

Total credit hours = 22

Collateral Physics - two of the following courses
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PC 307 Advanced Physics Laboratory 3 PC 300 & PC 209 N CW, QS
PC 330 Nuclear Physics 3 PC 300 N CW
PC 340 Mathematical Methods in Physics 3 PC 203 and MA 230 N
PC 350 Thermodynamics 3 PC 300 & MA 235 N
PC 420 Electricity & Magnetism I (highly recommended) 3 PC 203; corequisite: PC 340 N
PC 421 Electricity & Magnetism II 3 PC 420 N
PC 430 Optics 3 PC 300 or PC 301 & MA 330 or PC 340 N

Total credit hours = 6

Math
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 130 Calculus I 4 N QM
MA 230 Calculus II 4 MA 130 N QM
MA 235 Calculus III 4 MA 230 N QM

Total credit hours = 12

Chemistry
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 N
CH 121 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 N QM
CH 106 or
CH 114 or
CH 230
Organic Chemical Concepts II (lab is optional) Intro.
Physical Inorganic Chemistry I
Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry
3
4
3
CH 105, minimum grade C CH 105 or permission N
N
N
QS

Total credit hours = 7-8

Education
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education 3 Corequisite ED 111 S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience 1 Corequisite ED 110 S
ED 130 Adolescent Development 3 S
ED 201 Education Technology 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities 4 ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240 S CW
ED 420* Secondary Methods 4 ED 341 & permission S CW
ED 450** Student Teaching 14 ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451 S
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar 1 Corequisite ED 450 S

Total credit hours = 36 (23 upper level)

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Total credit hours = 83-84

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