Secondary Education B.S.Ed. - Professional Studies (Emphasis in Physics - Non-Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

The BSED degree with a major in Secondary Education, Concentration in Physics Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. When accepted to the University all Secondary Education majors are placed in the Professional Studies, Non-Certification Track. This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification in Secondary Physics Education will move into the BSED Secondary Education, Concentration in Physics Education Certification Track.

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
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
Calculus II
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
EDUR   3130Introduction to Research Methods in Education3
EDUF   3232Educational Psychology: General 3
SPED   3332Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
READ   3330Content Literacy 3
Guided Electives
See 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives3-9
Major Requirements
Select one of the following options:
Option 1
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors related to Physics30
Option 2
Complete 3 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and 36 credit hours of Physics related content36
Option 3
Complete 3 credit hours of guided electives under professional education, 15 credit hours of approved courses in Physics, and a 15 credit hour minor related to Physics30
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Must meet all University Admission Requirements
  • This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification will move into the B.S.Ed. Secondary Education, Concentration in Physics Education certification track.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Must choose Option 1, 2, or 3
  • Must identify a career path with their academic advisor

To graduate with B.S.Ed. Professional Studies Secondary Physics Education/Non-Certification, a student must:

  • successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
  • be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Advisement

Each student in Professional Studies Secondary Physics Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. 
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