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Science Education - Physics

Science Education

Physics: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional I Certificate, or MOSAIC

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Prerequisites

You must have the following academic and education prerequisites completed prior to beginning the program in the Fall term.

Requires a minimum of 38 credits of college-level coursework in Physics or related fields (e.g. Biophysics, Mathematics, etc.)

At least 9 credits must be upper level courses (targeted for Junior or Senior year students) and/or research internships.

Academic Prerequisites

Required Courses

Prerequisite Credits
Introduction to Physics I (with lab) -
Introduction to Physics II (with lab) -
General Chemistry I (with Lab) -
General Chemistry II (with Lab) -
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
(not included in 38 credit total)
-
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2
(not included in 38 credit total)
-
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3
(not included in 38 credit total)
-

Additional Coursework

Evidence of coursework (or equivalent academic or professional experiences) in the following areas is also required. Please note that single courses may satisfy multiple areas, if evidence can be provided and approved (e.g. a course that substantially addresses both the areas of Optics and Wave Motion). Independent Studies and/or Junior / Senior Seminars that substantially address any of these areas may also be submitted for potential approval. Professional and/or research experiences in these areas may also be considered (e.g. a professional career / experience as an Engineer may be considered substantial coverage in one or more of these areas).

Prerequisite Credits
Mechanics
(above introductory level)
-
Electricity and Magnetism
(above introductory level)
-
Optics -
Wave Motion -
Ethical, Human, and/or Environmental Applications of Contemporary Physics -

Education Prerequisites (6 credits required)

Prerequisite Credits
Foundations of Special Education
Required for all applicants
3
Teaching English Language Learners
Required for MOSAIC and MSW/CAST applicants only.
3