2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Physics, Teacher Certification

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 54
Electives 12
Other Requirements 15
Total Credit Hours 121

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
MTH 184 Calculus I 4
MTH 251 Calculus II 4
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
PHY 160 University Physics I 4
PHY 160L University Physics Laboratory I 1
PHY 161 University Physics II 4
PHY 161L University Physics Laboratory II 1
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
 Credits29
Second Year
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CSC 170 Computer Programming I 3
EDU 201 Foundations of Education 3
MTH 252 Calculus III 4
MTH 372 Differential Equations 3
PHY 241 Physics Seminar 1
PHY 260 University Physics III 4
PHY 345 Mathematical Methods Physical Sciences I 3
PHY 350 Modern Physics 3
PHY 351 Modern Physics 2
XXX XXXHumanities Elective (from General Education Core) 3
 Credits33
Third Year
CHM 221 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 221L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHM 222 General Chemistry II 3
XXX XXXSocial Sciences Elective from the General Education Core 3
PSY 228 Developmental Psychology 3
PHY 365 Physical Mechanics 3
PHY 375 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
PHY 380 Quantum Mechanics I 3
SED 405 Reading in the Content Area 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
SOC 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences 3
 Credits31
Fourth Year
EDU 381 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
SED 385 Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Science 3
PHY 468 Optics 3
PHY 498 Sr Project I 2
SED 499 Directed Teaching (internship) 12
Select one of the following Cultural Perspectives (Humanities): 3
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  
African-American Music  
Select one of the following Cultural Perspectives (Social Sciences): 3
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
Modern African History & Cultures 1600-PRESENT  
African American Health  
 Credits29
 Total Credits122

Teacher Licensure Endorsement in Physics

Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching must take the following steps:

  1. Follow the curriculum for the B.S. degree in Physics.
  2. Use the elective hours for professional courses.
  3. See the academic advisor in their major department.
  4. See the academic advisor in the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership in the Bozeman Education Building, Room 200.
  5. Take the PRAXIS test and make a passing score. (See the School of Education PRAXIS coordinator, JBB 125.)
  6. Take the following professional education courses (18 semester hours) plus student teaching (12 semester hours).
EDU 201Foundations of Education3
SED 233Seminar in Assessment and Evaluation3
SED 380Foundations of Secondary School Methods and Management Instruction3
SED 420Educational Technology3
SED 486Human Growth and Development3
SED 488School Community Relations3
SED 499Directed Teaching (internship)12