Dec 08, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Physical Science - Physics Major (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6396

Patton College of Education
Department of Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 206
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/te/index.htm

Frans H. Doppen, contact person
 

Program Overview

The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) program includes 9 majors: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Earth/Space Science, Life Science, and Physical Science - Chemistry, Physical Science - Physics, and Physical Science - Physics and Chemistry. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, if you wish to be licensed through Ohio University to teach physics, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). This major prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach all physics courses in grades 7-12.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the Selective Admission and Retention Program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124. Admission to Professional Education is required before taking any education courses at the 2000 level or higher. Requirements for admission to Professional Education include:

  • successful completion of 30 hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher,
  • a Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • a Tier I Freshmen Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • EDTE 1500, Introduction to Teacher Education with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and
  • PSY 1010, General Psychology with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Generally, you apply for admission to Professional Education during the second semester of your freshman year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124, prior to submitting application for Admission to Professional Education.

Admission to Advanced Standing in Professional Education is required before taking any education courses at the 3000-level or higher. Applications for admission to Advanced Standing in Professional Education should be submitted a semester after which students will have earned at least 60 credits in the major.

Regional campus students should check with their Office of Student Services or the Dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

To change or add a major/minor/certificate, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.
 

Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Preprofessional Education


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

AYA Professional Education


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA professional education:

Physical Science Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. Methods are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA professional education.

AYA Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

Complete One of the Following Science Options


Complete One of the Following


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