Adolescence Education: Physics - B.S. Degree

Department of Physics
Office: 150 Houghton Hall

(716) 673-3301

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson
Dr. Erica Simoson, Coordinator

Email: physics.department@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/physics

Major Requirements

Core Physics Courses:

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

PHYS 234Modern Physics

3

PHYS 330Thermodynamics

3

PHYS 331Theoretical Mechanics

3

or

PHYS 333Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHYS 340Optics

3

PHYS 341Optics Laboratory

1

PHYS 400Undergraduate Seminar

1

PHYS 425Mathematical Physics I

3

PHYS 431Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

3

Total Credit Hours:31

Supporting MATH/CSIT Courses:

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

MATH 223University Calculus III

4

MATH 224Differential Equations

3

CSIT 106Scientific Programming Using C/C++

3

or

CSIT 121Computer Science I

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Plus the following courses:

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

SCED 105Nature of Science and Science Education

3

and

SCED 106Nature of Science Education Field Experience

0

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

and

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

1

SCED 276Literacy and Technology for Science and Mathematics

3

SCED 303Assessment for Inquiry-Based Science

3

SCED 305Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

3

SCED 313Diversity in Teaching Math and Science Field Experience

0

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

SCED 419Adolescence Science Methods

3

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

EDU 304Safe Schools & Healthy Students

1

EDU 430Student Teaching Grades 7-12

15

Total Credit Hours:50

NOTE:

  • A candidate who receives a Satisfactory standing in the Student Teaching placement must also receive a passing grade in their co-requisite Seminar/Methods course to advance.

Physics Electives:

Six (6) credit hours of Physics at the upper level (upon advisement)

6

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 105

Candidates in all education programs are required to demonstrate competence in a language other than English (American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish). Proficiency requirement met by the following:

  • Fredonia Placement Exam determination of Fredonia Foundations courses 100 and 110 in the same World Language or course 110 (or higher) in World Language.
  • Proficiency may also be fulfilled by qualifying AP, IB, CLEP Exam scores or transferred courses of Elem I and Elem II of same language, as verified by Registrar’s Office.

The General Education foreign language requirement meets the certification requirement.

A candidate who receives a Satisfactory standing in the Student Teaching placement must also receive a passing grade in their co-requisite Seminar/Methods course to advance.

For more information on the education requirements, please consult the Education section of the catalog.