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Summer/Autumn 2013
Catalog update:
May 15, 2013

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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses  

Physics Core: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Physics Electives: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Physics Electives should be chosen in consultation with the Physics faculty content advisor.

  • PHY elective course 1
  • PHY elective course 2
  • PHY elective course 3
  • PHY elective course 4

Math Core: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Chemistry Core: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Pre-Education Introductory Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Standing Education Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section.  EDU 095 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).
 

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education Physics majors must complete the following tests:
 
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test is required to qualify for Advanced Standing.  *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a wiaver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • Science: Physics Content Area Test (test #116) – assesses knowledge of both life and physical science, including Earth systems, technology, and the universe. Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) (test #103, grade 6-12) – assesses knowledge of teaching planning, delivery, assessment, professionalism, and technology.  Test is required to be licensed; recommended to be taken before Student Teaching.