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Program for Physics Education

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In addition to the professional education requirements, students pursuing licensure in the field of physics (6-12) must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. Students have the option of pursuing a primary licensure in physics or a secondary licensure. The secondary licensure must accompany a primary area of licensure.

Primary Endorsement

  • MA 171 Calculus I, 4 hours
  • MA 172 Calculus II, 4 hours
  • MA 271 Calculus III, 4 hours
  • MA 372 Differential Equations, 3 hours
  • PC 140 Astronomy, 3 hours OR PC 141 The Solar System, 3 hours
  • PC 225 General Physics I, 4 hours
  • PC 226 General Physics II, 4 hours
  • PC 325 General Physics III, 4 hours
  • PC 491 Senior Projects, 1-3 hours
  • ED 410 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science, 3 hours

Four of the following courses:

  • PC 332 Electronics, 4 hours
  • PC 340 Astrophysics, 3 hours
  • PC 365 Wave Motion and Optics, 3 hours
  • PC 390 Thermodynamics, 3 hours
  • PC 441 Nuclear Physics, 4 hours
  • PC 460 Elementary Particles Physics, 3 hours
  • PC 470 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism, 3 hours
  • PC 480 Advanced Mechanics, 3 hours
  • PC 490 Quantum Mechanics, 3 hours
  • PC 495 Special Topics, 3 hours

Second Teaching Endorsement

  • MA 171 Calculus I, 4 hours
  • MA 172 Calculus II, 4 hours
  • MA 271 Calculus III, 4 hours
  • PC 140 Astronomy, 3 hours OR PC 141 The Solar System, 3 hours
  • PC 225 General Physics I, 4 hours
  • PC 226 General Physics II, 4 hours
  • PC 325 General Physics III, 4 hours
  • ED 410 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science, 3 hours

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