Sep 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education - Emphasis in Physics-(Certification Track), B.S.Ed.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Emphasis in Physics Education-Certification Track) program. (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements). Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Professional Studies (Emphasis in Physics Education-Non-Certification Track). Upon meeting B.S.Ed. teacher education admission requirements at the completion of Area F, students will be admitted to the certification track. Successful completion of all program requirements and all Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification requirements will prepare an individual to gain teacher certification in Georgia.

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Specific Requirements (Area A2-Quantitative Skills)

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours: 124

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • 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 and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate.
  • 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 earn a minimum grade of “B’” or higher in SPED 3332 Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades .
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in the proper sequence. Please note: some courses may only be offered on the Statesboro Campus.
  • 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 Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of COED 3610 Honors Research Seminar Education  over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present as Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.