Physical Science, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate

Program Requirements

Teaching Field Requirements
Calculus-based Introductory Physics I and II
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Intermediate Mechanics
PHYS 210Intermediate Mechanics3
Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
PHYS 220Oscillations, Waves, and Optics3
Intermediate and Advanced Physics Laboratories
PHYS 230Intermediate Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 330Advanced Physics Laboratory4
Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS 320Statistical and Thermal Physics3
Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 340Electricity and Magnetism3
Modern Physics or Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 360Modern Physics3
or PHYS 464 Quantum Mechanics
Mathematics
MATH 122Calculus I4
or AMAT 120 Applied Calculus A
MATH 221Calculus II4
or AMAT 220 Applied Calculus B
MATH 222Calculus III4
Introductory Chemistry8
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Additional Chemistry or Biochemistry Course
Complete one 2-3 credit Chemistry or Biochemistry course.2-3
Teaching Methods
BIOL 5034
Total Credits78-79
Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
EDFD 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
or SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 11
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 26
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Total Credits30

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology 101 or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.