EDUCATION PHYSICAL SCIENCE (GRADES 8-12)

Physical Science Requirements

The following courses (47 hours) are required for the teaching field:
*CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I
*CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II
*CHEM 2402 – Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 4405 – Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 4406 – Physical Chemistry II
Select eight hours (1 set) from the following two groups of courses:
     PHYS 1401 – General Physics I
     PHYS 1402 – General Physics II
          or
     PHYS 2401 – University Physics I
     PHYS 2402 – University Physics II
GEOL 1401 – Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 – Earth Systems
*MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics

* Fifteen hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

Professional Education – High School Certification and All Level
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses (33 hours) constitute the professional education sequence:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDLI 4325 – Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
Select one from the following two courses:
     EDUC 4663 – High School Student Teaching
     EDUC 4664 – All Level Student Teaching