Physics/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.
See the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs.
Notes: this major does not require the completion of a minor–students are encouraged to complete a secondary endorsement in at least one other subject area.
|Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.|
|Required Courses Outside Department|
& CHEM 172
& CHEM 172L
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
|MATH/HONS 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|SCED 390||SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS||2|
|Required Physics/Secondary Courses|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 221||GENERAL PHYSICS IV||4|
|PHYS 371||QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION||4|
|or PHYS 361||CLASSICAL MECHANICS I|
|PHYS 390||PHYSICS TEACHING METHODS||2|
|Required Laboratory Courses|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I||1|
|PHYS 263||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II||1|
|PHYS 321||ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY I||3|
|or PHYS 421||COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS|
|Electives–choose from any 300- 400-level PHYS courses, except PHYS 497.||15|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|Secondary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
& EDUC 309
& EDUC 341
& EDUC 386A
& EDUC 413
|FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT|
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
and SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT
and FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM
and CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES
& EDUC 427
|FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM|
and GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (These are variable credit courses. The minimum for each is 3 credits.)
|EDUC 426||SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-12||12|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAE in Physics/Secondary from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physics (such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism);
- make and interpret laboratory measurements in physics;
- write effectively using the language of physics.