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PHYSICS MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 71
The Department of Physics features a fully approved Physics program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in Physics. Physics majors must declare a major in Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of Physics and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.
Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Science with a designation in Physics must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link.
I. Core Courses in Physics Major for Teaching Certification (71)
A. Required Physics Courses (31)17-140 Fundamentals of Space Science (1)17-210 General Physics I (4)17-211 General Physics I Lab (1)17-215 General Physics II (4)17-216 General Physics II Lab (1)17-240 Introduction to Modern Physics (4)17-300 Mechanics (4)17-310 Electricity and Magnetism (4)17-340 Modern Physics (4)17-400 Advanced Experimental Physics Lab (4)
B. Other Required Courses (40)02-140 Molecular and Cellular Sciences for Secondary Educators (1)02-142 Environmental Science for Secondary Educators (1)02-144 Fundamentals of Earth Science (1)03-110 General Chemistry I (4)03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)03-115 General Chemistry II (4)03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)13-200 Calculus I (4)13-201 Calculus II (4)13-250 Calculus III (4)13-275 Linear Algebra (4)13-300 Differential Equations (4)13-320 Theories of Geometry (4)70-200 Computer Science I: Programming and Algorithm Design (3)
OR70-180 Computer Programming (3)
C. The advanced writing general education requirement is fulfilled through the successful completion of writing components in Modern Physics (17-340) and Advanced Experimental Physics Lab (17-400).
II. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.