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Option Physics Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education

This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach physics at the high school level (grades 9–12).

Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Taken prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, HDFS 313, and HDFS 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3) 
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)  

Physics Content Mastery Courses (50–51 credits)

Complete prior to the Professional Level. Most of this course work will meet student's first degree requirements.

Standard 1. Introductory Physics Sequence (15 Credits)

Choose 1 series from below (15):
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
   and PH 221, PH 222, PH 223. Recitation for Physics 211, 212, 213 (1,1,1)

Standard 2. Introductory Chemistry Sequence (15 Credits)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)

Standard 3. Advanced Physics (10 Credits)

Choose 5 courses from below (10 credits):
PH 422. Paradigms in Physics: Static Fields (3)
PH 423. Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy (3)
PH 424. Paradigms in Physics: Oscillations and Waves (3)
PH 425. Paradigms in Physics: Quantum Fundamentals (3)
PH 426. Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces (3)
PH 427. Paradigms in Physics: Periodic Systems (3)

Standard 4. Modern Physics and Electives (7–8 Credits)

Choose 1 additional course (3–4):
PH 411. Electronics (3)
PH 415. Computer Interfacing and Instrumentation (3)
PH 465. Computational Physics (3)
PH 481. Physical Optics (4)
PH/ECE 482. Optical Electronic Systems (4)
PH/ECE 483. Guided Wave Optics (4)

Standard 5. Science Education (3 credits)

SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)

Taken during the Professional year-long program.

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Practicum)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425. Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7-12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
  or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3) (Optional alternative for ESOL Endorsement)
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)


* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 69

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