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Physics Education (6-12) 
Program

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.  

Notes

  • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s).  An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida’s public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
  • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs. 

Major: Science Education

Concentration: Physics (6-12)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Prerequisites (23 credits)
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
  • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
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
Foundation (4 credits)
AST2002 Basic Astronomy (3 Credits)
AST2002L Basic Astronomy Lab (1 Credit)
Core Requirements (16 credits)
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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

Physics Education (6-12)
Block Schedule

This block schedule is not to be used in lieu of your Program of Study (below) but to assist in appropriate sequencing of course work and for planning each term. This schedule is intended to be a suggested sequence for the program; however, completion of the program is subject to course availability. This tentative schedule is subject to change. The schedule assumes that:

  • You begin courses in the Fall Term (August - December)
  • You have satisfied all program prerequisites, foreign language, and General Education requirements
  • You have passing scores on all four parts of the CLAST exam or General Knowledge (GK) exam.
  • You are a full-time student, can take day and evening classes, and will have continuous enrollment.

 

Junior Year
Fall Term (12-13 hours)
EDG 3323 The Learning Process
EDF 3945 Field Laboratory I
PHY 3101 Modern Physics
PHY 3101L Modern Physics Laboratory
PHY 3XXX Any PHY 3000 level elective
Spring Term (14 hours)
EDF 3151 Nature of the Learner
PHY 3722 Electronics for Scientists
PHY 3722L Electronics for Scientists Laboratory
AST 2002 Basic Astronomy
AST2002L Basic Astronomy Laboratory
PHY 3XXX Any PHY 3000 level elective
Summer Term (9 hours)
EDG 4327 Assessment of Learning Behavior
EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Communication
 
Senior Year
Fall Term (15 hours)
SSE 4330 Special Methods: Secondary Science
EDF 3946 Field Laboratory II
BSC 2023C Human Biology
PHY 3XXX Any PHY 3000 level elective
PHY 3XXX Any PHY 3000 level elective
Spring Term (12 hour)
ESE 4943 Student Internship

 

NOTES:

  1. Field Labs I and II require at least 5 daytime hours per week at an assigned school site.
  2. A transfer student with 60 semester hours but without an AA degree from a Florida public institution should complete any missing General Education requirements as noted on the Transfer Evaluation. Course work to satisfy missing General Education may be found in the university catalog