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Requirements for the Secondary Education Teacher Certification

Students seeking secondary education teacher certification in physics must take the following courses and complete all of the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education.

Physics courses:

PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 152 Principles of Physics II
PHY 311 Thermal Physics
PHY 313 Modern Physics
PHY 321 Experiments in Physics I
PHY 322 Experiments in Physics II
PHY 331 Computational Physics I
PHY 332 Computational Physics II
PHY 351 Mechanics
PHY 352 Electromagnetic Theory
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics
PHY 402 Astrophysics
PHY 601 Physics Capstone I
PHY 602 Physics Capstone II

Math course:

MTH 250 Calculus III

And four of the following supporting courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 230 Chemical Analysis
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
CS 152 Principles of Computer Science II
MSE211 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
MSE221 Principles of Electrical Engineering
MSE231 Science and Engineering of Materials
MSE241 Semiconductor Physics
MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 253 Differential Equations
MTH 261 Linear Algebra
MTH 321 Numerical Analysis


What can you do with a Physics degree?

Imagine yourself a physicist, engineer, materials scientist, geologist, medical physicist, climatologist, data analyst, computer programmer, laboratory inspector, science writer, teacher, consultant, and more.