Physics, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Physics Education

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Concentration in Education leads to a Physics Teaching Certificate at the secondary-school level. In some cases, it is possible to earn a B.S in Physics and a B.S. in Secondary Education.

Physics Courses
PHYS 1950PHYSICS GATEWAY COURSE1
PHYS 2110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
PHYS 2120
PHYS 1164
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
5
PHYS 3250MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS3
PHYS 3450CLASSICAL MECHANICS3
PHYS 3600THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS3
PHYS 3750ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I3
PHYS 3800OPTICS3
PHYS 4200INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS3
PHYS 4230SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS3
Additional Science Courses
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
GEOL 1170INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY4
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
MATH 2200MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING I3
Select one of the following Chemistry lecture and lab pairings:4
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
Educator Preparation Program Requirements
Additional Requirements
Major Field Test
Local Test
Professional Core Requirements
TED 2300HUMAN GROWTH AND LEARNING3
TED 2100EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS3
TED 2200HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS3
SPED 3800DIFFERENTIATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES3
TED 2400PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING6
TED 2400PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING6
TED 3550SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
TED 3690LITERACY AND LEARNING3
TED 4000SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3
In addition, earning the grades 6-12 Nebraska Teaching Certificate requires a semester of Clinical Practice, which is 12 hours:
TED 4600CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL12
Total Credits107