• Physics Education (6-12)

    The National Science Education Standards and the Florida Science Curriculum Framework and Sunshine State Standards promote the importance of an inquiry orientation in science teaching. The Physics Education program supports less "coverage" of material and increased depth of understanding, appropriate use of instructional technology, and use of strategies to promote meaningful learning by all students. The science education programs emphasize a sound background in the instructional processes that help future teachers to justify and modify what they do in the classroom. In accordance with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommendations, they give teachers of each content area a general science background, as well as a specialized content emphasis.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria. You must submit passing scores on all four parts of the FTCE General Knowledge exam for admission into the College of Education and Human Services.  


    • Grade of C or better required for all courses on the program of study.
    • 2.5 UNF GPA is required to be eligible for internship & graduation.
    • Graduation will most likely be delayed if you attempt concurrent enrollment in your last semester.
    • Student must obtain passing scores on all three parts of the FTCE (general knowledge, professional knowledge, and subject area exam) to be eligible for graduation.
    • All relevant critical task performances for this program of study must be completed prior to graduation.


  • Major: Science Education
    Concentration: Physics (6-12)
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (29 credits)
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: EDFX085, EDG2701
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: MACX311
    MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)
    MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)
    PHYSICS Requirement:
    Choose one from the following:
    • PHY 2048/PHY 2048L and PHY 2049/PHY 2049L OR
    • PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C OR
    • PHY 2053/ PHY 2053L and PHY 2054/PHY 2054L OR
    • PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C OR
    CHM2045C General Chemistry I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: CHMX045/X045L, CHMX045C,or
    • CHMX046C, or CHMX046/X046L
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority
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    Foundation (4 credits)
    AST2002 Basic Astronomy (3 Credits)
    AST2002L Basic Astronomy Lab (1 Credit)
    Core Requirements (16 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG3323 The Learning Process (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (31 credits)
    PHY3101 Modern Physics (3 Credits)
    PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)
    PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)
    PHY3320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)
    PHY3424 Optics (3 Credits)
    PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)
    PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)
    RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)
    SCE4330 Special Meth:Secondary Science (3 Credits)
    TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    EDE4943 Practicum II: Student Intern (12 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours