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Required Coursework: Physics Concentration

The Following Breadth Courses are Required:

Course
Title
Units
Astronomy 100
Astronomy 3
Biology 211A
Biological Science I 5
Biology 211B
Biological Science II 5
Chemistry 111A
General Chemistry 5
Chemistry 111B
General Chemistry 5
Geology 102
General Geology 3
Geology 104
Geology Laboratory 1
Geology 160
Intro to Oceanography 3
Math 122
Calculus I 4
Math 123
Calculus II 4
Math 224
Calculus III 4
Physics 151
Mechanics & Heat 4
Physics 152
Electricity & Magnetism 4
SCED 404
Nature of Science & Scientific Thought for Secondary Teachers 3 (Spring only)
ScEd 403
Seminar Integrated Sci 3 (Fall only)

TOTAL REQUIRED COURSES: 55 Units

The Following Physics Specialization Courses are Required:

Course
Title
Units
Physics 154-55
Modern Physics and Light 4
Physics 310
Mechanics I 3
Physics 340A
Electricity & Magnetism 3

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Course
Title
Units
Physics 330
Exper Optics Spectroscopy 3
Physics 475 & 476
Modern Optics & Lab 4

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Course
Title
Units
Physics 370
Thermodynamics 3
Physics 422
Thermal Physics 3

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Course
Title
Units
Physics 380
Fundamentals / Electronics 4
Physics 496
Special Problems Physics 3

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Course
Title
Units
Math 364A
Ordinary Differ Equations 3
Math 370A
Applied Mathematics 3

TOTAL: 21-24 Units

In Addition, The Following Breadth Course Is Strongly Recommended For Secondary School Teachers of Physics:

Course
Title
Units
Geology 240
Historical Geology 4

Professional Education Courses

SB2042 Credential (for students admitted after August 31, 2003):

PREREQUISITES: EDSS 300C Introduction to Teaching (in specific subject area). Application to the program is made as part of this course.

CO-REQUISITES: Can be taken prior to, concurrent with, or after EDSS 300. Must be completed prior to student teaching.

Course
Title
H SC 411B
Health Science for Secondary Teachers
EdP 350
Education of Exceptional Individuals
EdP 301 or 302 or 305
Child/Adolescent Development/Educational Psychology

Level I Technology –Science candidates are not required to take this course/exam, since the technology standards are met in EDSS300C, EDSS450C and EDSS472.

CORE REQUIREMENTS: Students must be admitted to the Single Subject Program in order to take these courses. Must be completed prior to student teaching.

Course
Title
EDSE 435
U. S. Secondary Schools: Intercultural Education
EDSE 436
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Classroom Management
EDSE 457
Reading and Writing in Secondary Schools
EDSS 450C
Curriculum and Methods in Teaching (in specific subject area)

SUPERVISED FIELD EXPERIENCE: (Advancement to student teaching required.)

Course
Title
EDSS 472 A, B, C
Student Teaching
EDSS 473
Student Teaching Seminar
- OR -  
EDSS 572 A, B, C
Intern Student
EDSS 473
Student Teaching Seminar

IMPORTANT NOTE: This checklist outlines course requirements for a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science, but it is NOT intended to be a complete reference. Be sure to check with departmental advisors relative to completing degree requirements, often different from credential requirements. Check with the Science Education and/or the University Single Subject Credential offices for more complete information. 4/03

last updated — Sep 17, 2010