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Physics, Secondary Education Concentration, BS

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Departments: Physics, Photonics, and Optical Engineering; Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

The Physics, Secondary Education concentration is for those interested in teaching high school physics or pursuing a graduate program in physics education. In this concentration, students will have added experience in pedagogy and physics pedagogical content knowledge. Students must also complete a double major in Secondary Education and student teach along with passing the Physics MTEL®.

Successful completion of both programs will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. Please refer to the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for specific teacher licensure and program requirements.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) provides a list of subject matter knowledge that is required for license. The list is available at www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr7.html.

Learning Outcomes   

Course Requirements

Electives physics teaching (3 credits)

Complete three of the four PHYS 383 Physics Teaching Seminars:

Total minimum credits: 60

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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