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Physics Secondary Education Licensure

Students completing this program will satisfy the State of Tennessee guidelines for licensure to teach physics and general science. Students must complete the Professional Education Minor with student teaching.

Note that this path is very different from the Standard Physics Major.  Students wishing to pursue secondary education while also completing the Standard Physics Major can qualify for licensure by also completing APSU's Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Required classes (84 credit hours):
  • Phys 2110/2111 University Physics I (5)
  • Phys 2120/2121 University Physics II (5)
  • Phys 3005 Theoretical Methods (4)
  • Phys 3700/3701 Modern Physics (4)
  • Phys 3901 Radiation Lab (1)
  • Math 1910 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5)
  • Math 1920 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5)
  • Astr 1020/1021 Stellar Astronomy (4)
  • Biol 1010 Principles of Life (4)
  • Biol 4400 Teaching Science in High School (3)
  • Chem 1010/1011 or 1110/1111 Chemistry: Society and Environment or General Chemistry (5)
  • Geol 1040 Physical Geology (4)
  • Professional Education Minor
    • Educ 2100 Foundations of Education (2)
    • Educ 3040 Instructional Technology (3)
    • Educ 3070 Instructional Strategies (3)
    • Educ 4080 Classroom Management (3)
    • Educ 4160 Teaching Diverse Students (3)
    • Educ 4270 Evaluation and Assessment (3)
    • Educ 4610 Student Teaching 7-8 (5)
    • Educ 4710 Student Teaching 9-12 (5)
    • Educ 4950 Teaching Seminar (2)
    • Psy 3130 Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)
    • Sped 3000 Introduction to Special Education (3)