Sample schedule for the science teaching degree with concentration in physics

Many variations are possible.

Semester 1
CHEM 151 (General Chemistry) 4
MATH 125 (Calculus 1) 3
ENGL Composition 3
Tier 1 Gen Ed 3
Tier 1 Gen Ed 3
16
Semester 2
PHYS 141 (Intro Mechanics) 4
MATH 129 (Calculus II) 3
ENGL Composition 3
CHEM 152 (General Chemistry) 4
Tier 1 Gen Ed 3
17
Semester 3
PHYS 142 (Intro Opt + Thermodyn) 4
MATH 223 (Vector Calc) 4
Tier 1 Gen Ed 3
Tier 2 Gen Ed 3
 
14
Semester 4
PHYS 241 (Mod Phys, Rel) 4
MATH 254 (Intro Diff Eqn) 3
PHYS elective 6
Tier 2 Gen Ed 3
 
16
Semester 5
STCH 250 (Teaching Science) 3
PHYS 263H (Intr Rel + Quant Phys) 3
PHYS 321 (Mech) 3
PHYS 381 (Advanced Lab) 2
Tier 2 Gen Ed 3
14
Semester 6
STCH 310 (Adol Lrng In Sci+Math) 3
PHYS 331 (E & M I) 3
STCH 420 (Plng+Implemnt Curric) 4
PHYS elective 3
 
13
Semester 7
STCH 410 (Mng Sci Instr/Divrs Cls) 4
PHYS 439 (Phys. Tchng. Methods) 3
LCEV 408 (Mthds. of Tchng. Engl.) 3
PHYS elective 3
PHYS 320 (Optics) 3
16
Semester 8
STCH 494A 10
STCH 496A 1
LCEV 416 3
 
 
17

Notes

  • Second-semester proficiency in a foreign language is required; normally this is fulfilled with high school language.
  • Physics 381, STCH 410 and STCH 420 are writing-emphasis courses.
  • This sample schedule fulfills the requirement for 42 units of upper-division credit.