Program Requirements

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If you are pursuing a degree in physics education, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

The Bachelor of Science degree in physics education is a comprehensive degree, so a minor is not necessary to complete the degree. Visit the Courses Offered by Department page for complete course listings and descriptions.

Review the College of Education links on this page and the following documents to help with advising:

Senior Checklist

Admission to Teacher Education

Secondary Education Worksheet

Education Flowchart

Student Teaching Requirements

Physics Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    The following required courses can be used to meet both General Education and Major Requirements: BIO 121(4); MTH 261(5); CSC 111(3); GRY 108(3); AST 115(4) or PHY 100(4)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Core (22 hours): PHY 100(4), 203(5), 204(5), 375(3), 385(2), 509(3)
    2. Major Electives (8 hours): Select additional hours from any PHY or AST course numbered 200 or higher, except for PHY 501, with no more than three hours at the 200 level.
    3. Related Requirements (34 hours): MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3); CSC 111(3); AST 115(4); BIO121(4); CHM 160(4); GRY 108(3); SCI 505(3)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SCI 493(6).

  3. Professional Education Courses: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program           
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses