Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Emphasis in Physics - Certification Track)
Degree Requirements: 125 Credit Hours
Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration in Physics Education, Certification Track (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements). Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Professional Studies Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration 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)||42|
|Specific Requirements (Area A2-Quantitative Skills)|
|Calculus I (Recommended)|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education|
|Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts|
Other Courses to Teaching Field
|Principles of Chemistry I|
|Principles of Chemistry II|
If Other Courses to Teaching Field have been taken in Area D, Select one CHEM or MATH (1000-2000 level course)
|Astronomy of the Solar System|
|Stellar and Galactic Astronomy|
|Exploring Learning and Teaching|
|Planning and Instruction for Secondary Educators|
|Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools|
|Secondary School Practicum I|
|Instructional Assessment for Diverse Learners|
|Content Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Education|
|Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education|
|Secondary School Practicum II|
|Student Teaching Residency I|
|Student Teaching in Secondary Education|
|Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades|
|Teaching Internship in Astronomy|
or PHYS 3790
|Teaching Internship in Physics|
|Calculus I (Carry-over from A2-1 hour)|
|Modern Physics I|
|Modern Physics II|
|Advanced Physics Lab I|
|Select 6 credit hours from the following electives:|
|The Search for Life in the Universe|
|Observational Techniques in Astronomy|
|Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics|
|Introduction to Quantum Chemistry|
|Sound Waves and Acoustics|
|Introduction to General Relativity|
|Total Credit Hours||125|
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 Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades (SPED 3332).
- 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 Honors Research Seminar Education (COED 3610) 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.