Physics for Teachers Emphasis
Physics for Teachers Area of Emphasis
- The required curriculum is specially designed to consist entirely of asynchronous online courses, offering educators the flexibility to acquire a new degree within their own schedule.
- The degree does not have to be completed within a two-year period. However, studentsmust maintain 6 graduate credit hours per semester to stay in the program.
- This Area of Emphasis, as all of the university’s programs, is covered by the Higher Learning Commission accreditation (https://www.hlcommission.org/) and will not lead to state licensure. Students who don’t already have the credentials for teaching physics in K-12 schools and/or colleges, should apply separately for a license. Details are at:
List of courses:
|Physics and Physical Science Core Courses|
|PS 500L||Astronomy Laboratory||1|
|PHY 545||Math Methods of Physics||3|
|PHY 508||Thermal and Stat Physics||3|
|PHY 535||Computational Physics||3|
|PHY 547||Mechanics for Teachers||4|
|PS 648||Mod Physics for Teachers||3-5|
Any 500-600-level Science courses.
|Education Core Courses|
|EDF 612||Educational Evaluation||3|
|EDF 621||Educ Research & Writing||3|
|EDF 625||Qualitative Research Educ||3|
|CI 549||Instr & Clrm Mgt Sec Ed||3|
|CIRG 615||Writing in Literacy Curriculum||3|
|CIRG 622||Literacy Technology||3|
|Final thesis or, for the non-thesis option, a teacher work sample project|