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 95
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).
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) – assesses knowledge of teaching planning, delivery, assessment, professionalism, and technology. Test is required to be licensed; recommended to be taken before Student Teaching.
- EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching
experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student
work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries.
Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for
independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part
of the assessment.