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  Jan 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Major with Secondary Science Licensure Concentration


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Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Science Education with a major in Physics must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Included in the requirements for the Physics major with a concentration in Secondary Science teaching is a core curriculum designed to ensure that the Physics education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the General Science content area examination. The core curriculum adds a firm foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, Environmental Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Academic Standards are strongly emphasized within the curriculum. The core curriculum is supported by the depth of the major in Physics. Science Licensure candidates must declare their major with the appropriate concentration in Secondary Science Licensure.

General Studies Courses


The following courses meet Colorado content standards for teachers and are the first courses to focus on completing. You need a total of 22 credit hours from the following list. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better (C- does not meet this criteria).

22 credits total. (Another 14 credits that satisfy General Studies requirements are listed in other sections.)

Physics Major Courses


The following are the course requirements for your major. Please track your progress on your major and other graduation requirements and see your Physics advisor regularly. Your physics major should be declared including the Secondary Education Concentration (PHY1). You do not need to declare a minor in Secondary Education. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better (C- does not meet this criteria). These content area courses also factor in to your Content Area GPA for student teaching.  See www.msudenver.edu/education for more info.

32 credits total.

Additional Courses Required For Science Licensure


All the courses in this area are required for Secondary Science Licensure. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better (C- does not meet this criteria).

Teacher Education Courses


All the courses in the this area are required for Secondary Science Licensure. Some course pairs must be taken together; please see an advisor in the School of Education for more detail on recommended sequence. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better (C- does not meet this criteria). You should complete your General Studies and at least half of your major and additional content area courses before beginning Teacher Education courses.

34 or 35 credits total.

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