Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

Physics Teacher Education (Minor)

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Program Summary

Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. The subject of physics finds application and provides a deeper level of understanding to many other scientific disciplines. The study of physics is accompanied by the development of problem-solving and analytical skills. The mission of the physics faculty is to ensure academic excellence through the development of critical thinking and scientific reasoning. Our mission is met through the following:

  1. Establishing a learning environment that provides students with a quality, current, comprehensive, and rigorous course of study.
  2. Developing successful students by stimulating curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning.
  3. Ensuring students develop communication, creativity, information gathering, and processing skills.
  4. Expectations of faculty excellence in classroom and laboratory instruction.
  5. Support of faculty scholarly activities in pursuit of understanding, knowledge, and discovery.
  6. Service to the university and broader community through engagement and education.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the minor.
  • All prerequisite courses must be passed with “C” (2.0) or better.
  • Courses greater than 10 years old will not be accepted in the minor.
  • Some courses are taught every other year or as needed. Consult your Student Success Advisor for scheduling help.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Physical Science strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

Additional Prerequisites

The following courses are not General Education, but may be required by the program in order to enroll in more advanced courses:

Physics Teacher Education Minor Curriculum (20-22 Credits)

Required for Teaching License (2 Credits)

A student seeking a Physics Endorsement from the State of Utah must complete the following:

Total Credits, Minor: 20-22

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