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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Secondary Education (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Apply basic and advanced principles of mathematics and science.

  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Develop and apply instructional methodologies appropriate to the grade and developmental level of students.

  • Create, organize, and maintain an effective classroom environment conducive to learning and development.

  • Identify, formulate, and solve physics problems.

  • Use their knowledge and skills to maintain professionalism in their daily work.

  • Plan and design appropriate instructional and assessment activities.

  • Understand the impact of physics in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning and professional growth.

  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of children with special needs. 

  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern physics tools necessary for the practice of physics.

A Secondary Education major in Physics is offered in conjunction with the Education Department and leads to Pennsylvania teacher certification at the secondary level.

Physics Education majors may substitute PHY 201  for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. Engineering and Physics students must earn a C- or better in ALL prerequisite Engineering and Physics courses to continue in the major. The required math courses will satisfy the requirement of two math courses for Education certification.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


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FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

Submit Digication e-portfolio___                                                 

FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

Submit Digication e-portfolio___

Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Suggested first year courses:

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