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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Physical Science Teaching Certification-Physics


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Students who wish to earn physical science teaching certification should complete the requirements for the B.S. with a major in physics teaching with the following adjustments. In addition, the Praxis II Specialty Area Exam in both physics and chemistry must be completed before or during the student teaching semester, normally in your senior year.

  • Will reason about physically significant problems conceptually and mathematically
  • Will solve complex physical problems using sophisticated mathematical techniques
  • Will interpret mathematical solutions conceptually and physically
  • Will use computation and computer modeling to investigate physical phenomena and solve physical problems
  • Will communicate in appropriate scientific media and forms
  • Will be aware of student conceptual difficulties in learning physics
  • Will be aware of effective teaching techniques for physics
  • Will be aware of appropriate physics laboratory methods 
  • Will be aware of effective teaching techniques for chemistry
  • Will be aware of appropriate chemistry laboratory methods

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