• 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.  


    • 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)
    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