Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Secondary Education - Physics with General Science Concentration

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component: Physics with General Science Concentration
Area I (Written Composition)6
First-Year Composition I
First Year Composition II
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232) or one literature course and one additional humanities elective
One Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)12
MA 125Calculus I4
BI 111Principles of Biology4
BI 112Principles of Biology4
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V
Professional Education Secondary: Physics with General Science Concentration (Grades 6-12)
Note: ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School3
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
SCED 480Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Classroom Management for Diverse Learning Environments and Communities3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: Physics with General Science Concentration
BI 305Cell Biology4
BI 306Genetics4
CH 111General Chemistry3
CH 111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 112General Chemistry3
CH 112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 311Organic Chemistry4
CH 311LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CS 135Computer Skills for Problem-Solving3
(or higher level CS/CIS course)
ES 131Earth Science/Physical Geology4
ES 132Historical Geology4
MA 126Calculus II4
PH 251Technical Physics I5
PH 252Technical Physics II5
PH 343Modern Physics4
One course with accompanying lab from the following:4-5
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Applied Physical Chemistry
and Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory
One course from the following:3-4
Technology and the Environment
Structural Geology
and Structural Geology Lab
One course from the following:3-5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Descriptive Astronomy
Intermediate Laboratory
Total Hours140


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to TEP: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.