Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Concentration in Education

A Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Concentration in Education leads to a Physics Teaching Certificate at the secondary-school level. 

Physics - 31 credits

PHYS 1950Physics Gateway Course

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

PHYS 3250Mathematical Methods of Physics

3 credits

PHYS 3450/PHYS 8455Classical Mechanics

3 credits

PHYS 3600/PHYS 8605Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

3 credits

PHYS 3750/PHYS 8755Electricity and Magnetism I

3 credits

PHYS 3800/PHYS 8805Optics

3 credits

PHYS 4200/PHYS 8206Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

3 credits

PHYS 4230/PHYS 8236Special Relativity and Nuclear Physics

3 credits

**PHYS 3600 - Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics, formerly PHYS 3850

Additional Science Courses - 30 credits:
BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

MATH 2200Mathematical Computing 1

3 credits

Select one of the following Chemistry lecture and lab pairings (4 credits):

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

With Lab

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

With Lab

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Educator Preparation Program Requirements:

Additional Requirements:

  • Major Field Test
  • Local Test

Professional Core Requirements (24 credits):

EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

SPED 3800Differentiation and Inclusive Practices

3 credits

TED 2400Planning for Effective Teaching

6 credits

TED 2404Practicum: Planning for Effective Teaching

0 credits

TED 3550Secondary Classroom Management

3 credits

TED 3554Advanced SED Field Experience

0 credits

TED 3690/TED 8695Literacy and Learning

3 credits

TED 4000/TED 8006Special Methods in the Content Area

3 credits

TED 4004Final SED Practicum

0 credits

In addition, earning the grades 6-12 Nebraska Teaching Certificate requires a semester of Clinical Practice, which is 12 hours; TED 4600.

In some cases, it is possible to earn a B.S in Physics and a B.S. in Secondary Education.