Bachelor of Science in Education: Physics

B.S. Education: Physics

The teaching of physics offers a unique career opportunity. Enthusiastic, innovative and well-prepared teachers are needed not only to prepare high school students for careers in science but also to provide all students with an appreciation of science and how it has benefited society. This is especially true in physics, the most fundamental of the physical sciences. Physics describes and explains not only what goes on in our immediate surroundings but also in the minute world of atoms and elementary particles and the vast world of stars and galaxies. Physics teachers can help provide the knowledge that students need to understand and appreciate the world in which they live, and to show the many scientific ideas upon which modern technology is built.

  • ED 280 Introduction to Teaching (3)
  • EF 400 Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EX 390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
  • PY 222 Development of the Adolescent (3)
  • SE 307 Content Literacy Methods for Middle and High School (3)
  • SE 320 Techniques of Teaching Science (3)
  • SE 350 Pedagogy 1: Principles of Effective Teaching (3)
  • SE 355 Field II (3)
  • SE 365 Pedagogy 2: Secondary School (4)
  • SE 380 Advanced Field (3)
  • SE 385 Pedagogy 3: Advanced Methods of Middle and Secondary Teaching (3)
  • SE 390 Instructional Interventions for Middle and Secondary Students with Special Literacy Needs (3)
  • SE 465 Student Teaching (12)

Required Courses

  • EP 100 Physics and Engineering Concepts (1)
  • EP 405 Engineering in Science Education (1)
  • MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  • MA 145 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • MA 244 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III (4)
  • PH 230/030 General Physics I (5)
  • PH 231/031 General Physics II (5)
  • PH 360 Modern Physics (3)
  • UI 330 Experimental Methods I (3)
  • UI 422 Scientific Reasoning (3)
  • CH 181 Introductory Chemistry I (5)*
  • OR
  • CH 185 General Chemistry (5)
  • AND
  • CH 186 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • Choose 3 Hours From:

  • BI 332 General Ecology (3)
  • GO 305 Environmental Geoscience (3)
  • UI 360 Recycling and Waste Mgt (3)
  • UI 372 Earthquakes and Society (3)
  • Choose 6 Hours From:

  • CS 177 Programming for Scientists/Engineers (3)
  • EP xxx
  • PH xxx
  • Choose 3 Hours From:

  • BS 108 Biology for Living (3)
  • BS 218 Biological Science: A Process Approach (3)
  • Choose 3 Hours From:

  • GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
  • GO 220 Meteorology (3)
  • GO 320 Oceanography (3)
  • UI 318 Earth Science: A Process Approach (3)
  • Choose 3 hours EP/PH prefix at the 300-599 level:

  • EP/PHxxx (3)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • US History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four-Year Plan

Fall Semester (17 Hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • CH 181/CH 081/001 (5)
  • CS 177/Physics elective (3)
  • EP 100 (1)
  • MA 140 (5)

Spring Semester (18 Hours)

  • BS 218 or BS 108 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • MA 145 (4)
  • PH 230/030 (5)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (18 Hours)

  • MA 244 (4)
  • PH 231/031 (5)
  • PY 222 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (18 Hours)

  • ED 280 (3)
  • Environmental Science (3)
  • Physics Elective (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (18 Hours)

  • EX 390 (3)
  • SE 350 (3)
  • UI 330 (3)
  • PH 360 (3)
  • Geoscience Elective (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (17 Hours)

  • EP 405 (3)
  • SE 307 (3)
  • SE 355 (3)
  • SE 365 (3)
  • UI 422 (3)
  • Physics Elective (3)

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • SE 320 (3)
  • SE 380 (3)
  • SE 385 (3)
  • SE 390 (3)
  • General Education(3)

Spring Semester (13 Hours)

  • EF 400 (1)
  • SE 465 (12)

Contact

573.651.2167
pcrawford@semo.edu
Rhodes Hall 306
Department of Chemistry and Physics
One University Plaza, MS 6400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701