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Physics Teaching, B.A.

Physics Teaching, B.A.

This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
MATH 1420 Calculus I (satisfies UNIFI: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
PHYSICS 1701 Physics I for Science and Engineering (satisfies UNIFI: Scientific Reasoning) 4
PHYSICS 1100 First-Year Projects in Physics 1
UNIFI: Written Communication 3
UNIFI: Human Condition (Global) 3
 Hours15
Spring
MATH 1421 Calculus II 4
PHYSICS 1702 Physics II for Science and Engineering 4
UNIFI: Oral Communication 3
University Electives 6
 Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 Dynamics of Human Development (satisifes UNIFI: Human Condition (Domestic) 3
PHYSICS 2300 Physics III: Theory and Simulation 3
UNIFI: Responsibility 3
University Electives 7
 Hours17
Spring
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Lesson Planning and Instruction 1
TEACHING 3129 Secondary and Special-Area Classroom Management 1
EDPSYCH 3148 Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 Classroom Assessment 2
PHYSICS 4100/5100 Modern Physics 4
PHYSICS 4110/5110 Modern Physics Laboratory 2
UNIFI: Human Expression 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
SOCFOUND 3119 Schools and American Society 3
SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms 2
TEACHING 4170/5170 Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
Physics Elective 3
UNIFI: Connect 3
 Hours14
Spring
PHYSICS 4080/5080 Resources for Teaching Physics 2
SCI ED 3300/5300 Orientation to Science Teaching 4
Physics Elective 3
UNIFI: Connect 3
University Electives 4
 Hours16
Senior
Fall
SCI ED 4800/5800 Methods for Teaching Secondary Science or MTSS 3
UNIFI: Connect 6
Natural Science or other Major Elective 4
 Hours13
Spring
TEACHING 3138 Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours120