Physics

Minor in Physics for Secondary Education

I. Minor Program Requirements

  • PHYS 160 Einstein’s Physics
  • PHYS 205 Physics using Calculus I: Mechanics
  • PHYS 206 Physics using Calculus II: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 321 Geometrical Optics
  • PHYS/ENGR 305 Electronics and Circuit Analysis I

II. Math Requirements

  • MA 121 & 122 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • or MA 131 Calculus of Single Variable Functions
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics
  • MA 141 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • MA 233 Multivariable Calculus

III. Other Program Requirements

  • PHIL 252 Philosophy and History of Science
  • ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
  • Two courses chosen from Astronomy, Chemistry, or Earth Science

IV. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in Physics for Secondary Education, a student must complete:

  • ED 408 Student Teaching In the Minor Area
  • or ED 410 Student Teaching

V. Recommended Courses

  • PHYS 155 Robotics & Experimental Physics
  • ENGR 302 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics

VI. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Notes:

  1. See page 140 for Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education in academic catalog.
  2. All Physics for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements:
    1. earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements;
    2. earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average;
    3. earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements;
    4. earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.

For full course descriptions, see the Carroll College Academic Catalog.