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Secondary Education - Physics

To be admitted into a teacher education program that leads to a baccalaureate degree, students will either have to

· Achieve a qualifying passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) as established by the State Board of Education OR

·  Have an ACT composite score of twenty-one (21) (or SAT equivalent) OR

·  Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on coursework prior to admission to an approved teacher education program*

Education Pathway

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Calculus I MAT 1613
  • General Chemistry I CHE 1214
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • *Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Calculus II MAT 1623
  • General Chemistry II CHE 1224
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • *Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
First Semester
  • General Physics I-A PHY 2514
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • Literature Elective (3)
  • *Elective (3)
  • *Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • General Physics II-A PHY 2524
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • History Elective (3)
  • *Elective (3)
  • *Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours

EDU 1613 Foundations in Education and Learning is strongly recommended for all Education Pathways.

*Consult with your chosen transfer university/college to determine changes to this curriculum.

Some students may need to take MAT 1313 College Algebra and MAT 1323 Trigonometry (if placement score requires) prior to enrolling in MAT 1613 Calculus I. These students are advised to take these courses in the summer before their freshmen year in order to complete the Calculus sequence before transferring.

*Choose from the following Electives:

EGR 2413 Engineering Mechanics I

MAT 2113 Introduction to Linear Algebra

MAT 2613 Calculus III

MAT 2623 Calculus IV

PHY 1114 Astronomy

Biology Elective for Majors

History Elective

Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.