Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Concentration in Physics Education)

Degree Requirements: 130 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
MATH   1441Calculus I (Recommended)3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 3 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum3
PHYS   2211Principles of Physics I (Recommended)4
PHYS   2212Principles of Physics II (Recommended)4
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts3
Other Courses to Teaching Field
CHEM   1145Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM   1146Principles of Chemistry II4
MATH   2242Calculus II4
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements
ASTR   1010Astronomy of the Solar System3
ASTR   1020Stellar and Galactic Astronomy3
ASTR   1211Astronomy Lab1
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
READ   3330Content Literacy3
SCED   3121Curriculum for Secondary Education2
SCED   3237Secondary Science Methods3
SCED   3721Secondary School Practicum I2
SCED   4137Differentiated Instruction3
SCED   4632Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education3
SCED   4732Secondary School Practicum II3
SCED   4739Student Teaching Residency I3
SCED   5799Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education3
Major Requirements
Carry-over from A2 and Area D2
ASTR/PHYS 3790Teaching Internship in Astronomy1
PHYS   3536Modern Physics I3
PHYS   3537Modern Physics II3
PHYS   4421Advanced Physics Lab I2
Select 6 credit hours from the following electives:6
The Search for Life in the Universe
Galactic Astronomy
Observational Techniques in Astronomy
Sound Waves and Acoustics
Introduction to General Relativity
Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics & Thermodynamics
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
Total Credit Hours130

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Degree Requirement

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of "C" on all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in the proper sequence.
  • Courses in Area F must be taken prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Take only one practicum course per semester.
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching, (see catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching).
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.

Honors in Secondary Education

To graduate with Honors in Secondary Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors program;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of COED 3610H over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present as Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


Each student in Physics Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: