Physics is the study of how nature works, from the unimaginably small world of sub-atomic particles to the marvelously huge world of galaxies and black holes. It is a basic science that can and must have an important impact on the problems facing modern society. Physicists help attack these problems directly through research and indirectly through teaching, both at the secondary and the university levels.
The secondary education (SED) physics major is for students who want to teach physics at the junior or senior high school level. The primary aims of this major are to provide students with a thorough background in the methods and applications of general physics, an understanding of how the present view of the natural universe has evolved, and the training required to be an effective teacher.
Either a major or a minor in secondary education physics can lead to state certification to teach high school physics. Students should meet with an advisor in the College of Education and Human Development for their general education, pre-professional, and professional education requirements.
|Energy and the Environment||3 hrs|
|Sky and Solar System Laboratory||1 hr|
|Introduction to the Sky and Solar System||3 hrs|
|University Physics I||4 hrs|
|University Physics I Laboratory||1 hr|
|University Physics II||4 hrs|
|University Physics II Laboratory||1 hr|
|Introductory Modern Physics||4 hrs|
|Introductory Modern Physics Lab||1 hr|
|Waves and Optics||3 hrs|
|Teaching & Learning of Physics||4 hrs|
|SCI 4040||Teaching of Secondary Science||3 hrs|
|CHEM 1100||General Chemistry I||3 hrs|
|CHEM 1110||General Chemistry Laboratory I||1 hr|
|CHEM 1120||General Chemistry II||3 hrs|
|CHEM 1130||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1 hr|
|MATH 1700||Calculus I, Sci. & Eng.||4 hrs|
|MATH 1710||Calculus II, Sci. & Eng.||4 hrs|
|MATH 2720||Multivariate Calculus and Matrix Algebra||4 hrs|
|PHIL 3550||Philosophy of Science||3 hrs|