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2020-2021 General Catalog

Physics Teaching - BS


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  • For more information about Physics, see the Department of Physics website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with their advisor, Karalee Ransom. Current students should also meet with their advisor, Karalee Ransom, and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL) . Suggested schedule assumes student has passed MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL) 

Students should consult with their advisor, Karalee Ransom, to develop an individualized plan of study that is applicable to their interests and STEP program no later than their sophomore year.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing and an overall GPA of 2.0.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.2 GPA

A combined GPA of 3.0 is required to be admitted to SCED program.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4     PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)  or PHYS 2320: Physics for Scientists II   4  or 4    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  or PHYS 2310: Physics for Scientists I (BPS/QI)   4  or 4     PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   1    
PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   1     General Science Requirements   4  
General Science Requirements    4   University Studies Breadth Courses 6  
University Studies Breadth Course 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments
Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     PHYS 3710: Intermediate Modern Physics   3    
PHYS 1040: Introductory Astronomy (BPS)   3     Elective Physics Course 3000+ 3  
PHYS 2500: Introduction to Computer Methods in Physics   2     University Studies Breadth Course 3  
PHYS 2710: Introductory Modern Physics   3     General Science Requirements   4  
General Science Requirements   4   STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
Elective Physics Course 3000+ 2-3        
Total Recommended Credits: 17-18   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
Comments
Comments

Apply for STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program).

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education   3   Can be taken before admittance into program
PHYS 3870: Intermediate Physics Laboratory (CI)   3     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
SCED 3400: Teaching Science I   3     SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1    
General Science Requirements   4   SCED 4400: Teaching Science II   3    
      University Breadth Course 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
Comments

A grade of C or better is required in all graded STEP courses.

Comments

A grade of C or better is required in all graded STEP courses.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2   May be taken anytime SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3     SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
SCED 5210: Learning Theory, Curriculum, and Assessment   3          
 * 3 * May not be required for student's calendar year. Please see advisor.      
General Science Requirements   4        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 12  
Comments

A grade of C or better is required in all graded STEP courses.

Comments

A grade of C or better is required in all graded STEP courses.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  and the University Studies Depth Requirements .

Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis, except those courses that are only taught pass/fail.

Physics Teaching Math Requirements


All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Physics Elective Credits 5-6


Select 5-6 additional credits from physics courses at the 3000 level and above. Physics Depth courses as well as PHYS 4900: Research in Physics (CI)  may be included. See advisor for details.

All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses for the Secondary Teacher Education Program


All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

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