Physics as a Second Teaching Field

NSM PEAK

 

This minor is designed for students intending to pursue a teaching license. Students may qualify for licensure if they complete all of the following: a major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Precertification or an approved content area major, the Physics as a Second Teaching Field minor, and the fifth-year student teaching experience. Students interested in becoming licensed educators should contact the Education Department about all requirements related to certification, including admission to the Teacher Education program.

20 credit hours of physics (math does not count) courses. If there are questions please check in with the Physics department. 

Complete the following courses (12 credits):

MAT-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits

PHY-100The Universe

3 credits

PHY-199Math & Physics Colloquium

0.5 credits

MAT-175 is counted in the Professional Foundations PEAK for this minor.

Two semesters of PHY-199: Math & Physics Colloquium are required, for a total of 1 credit.

Physics Sequence

Complete either the General Physics sequence (PHY-231 and PHY-232 with the associated labs), or the Analytical Physics Sequence (PHY-271 and PHY-272 with associate labs). 

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-232General Physics II

3 credits

PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

3 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

Complete 8 credits of the following electives:

Please note that some electives may require additional prerequisite coursework. Students planning to take PHY-301, PHY-313, PHY-330, or PHY-400 will need to complete the Analytical Physics sequence (PHY-271 and PHY-272) instead of General Physics (PHY-231 and PHY-232). 

PHY-199TSpecial Topics in Physics

1-3 credits

PHY-210Statics

3 credits

PHY-235Electronics

3 credits

PHY-235LElectronics Laboratory

1 credit

PHY-294Independent Study

1-3 credits

PHY-299TSpecial Topics in Physics

1-3 credits

PHY-301Theoretical Mechanics

3 credits

PHY-313Thermal Physics

3 credits

PHY-330Electricity & Magnetism

3 credits

PHY-399TSpecial Topics in Physics

1-3 credits

PHY-494Independent Study

1-3 credits

PHY-400Quantum Physics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 20