Secondary Education Physics Major

Completion of the physics courses, a teaching minor 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 majoring in secondary education physics must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater with no grade below a “B-” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minors and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 150

Liberal Studies 30-40

Required Courses in Major 32
Physics Electives 18

Teaching Minor, minimum 23-25
Mathematics education or chemistry education recommended. If mathematics is not selected, appropriate mathematics courses must be taken as prerequisites for the required physics course.  

Other Required Courses 26
Choose from the following: 8
     GC 255 Physical Geology (4 cr.) or
     GC 385 Weather and Climate (4 cr.)

Professional Education 37