Oct 21, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics - Physical Science (Teaching) (PPPS, PPST) - BT Major


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109-113 S.H.

Note: All Winona State University teacher education programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

The Physics Department, in cooperation with other science departments and the College of Education, has developed a Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT)-approved program. Students should be aware that the program described below may continue to change as the BOT considers changes to the Science Licensure Programs. Students will need to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that they will be able to graduate with a BOT-approved degree.

Successful completion of the Physics Teaching program will enable a student to apply for licensure in 9-12 high school physics, high school chemistry, and physical science upon achieving passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests. The major meets Minnesota teacher certification requirements. Wisconsin certification requires minor modifications. Students preparing for certification in other states should consult with the department to learn of any necessary modifications.

Academic Requirements

  • Students must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be admitted to and continue in the Teacher Education program
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses completed in the declared major
  • College graduates are required to complete the courses listed under the respective options

Teaching majors must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in Professional Education Sequence courses. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to the courses in the content area listed below. Be aware that some of the classes need to be taken together. For more information about teacher education admission requirements, see “Teacher Education Licensure Programs ” section or consult your advisor.

Required Courses (94-98 S.H.)


Professional Educational Sequence (36 S.H.)


Note: Teacher education majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to courses in the content area. Refer to the “Teacher Education Licensure Programs ” section of this catalog for more information.

Note:


  • EFRT 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

Student Teaching


  • Students are also required to take 12 S.H. of Student Teaching. This course varies by department and program. See advisor for more information.

Note:


  1. College graduates who need only a certification for grades 9-12 physics are required to complete these courses:
  2. College graduates who need only a certification for grades 9-12 chemistry are required to complete these courses:

Note:


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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