Physics Education 6-12 (B.Ed.) - Earth Science - Online

Physics Education 6-12 (B.Ed.) - Earth Science - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching) and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
COMS 101Speech Communication3
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
HIUS 221Survey of American History I3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
MATH Elective3
Critical Thinking 1
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Civic & Global Engagement 1
CSTU 101Western Culture3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Natural Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
MATH 131Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
PHYS 231University Physics I 14
Total Hours11
Major Core
Education Courses
EDSC 419Teaching Science Content Methods for the Middle and Secondary School3
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 221Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning2
EDUC 235Content Instructional Design1
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education2-3
EDUC 425Content Measurement and Evaluation3
EDUC 435Content Curriculum Fundamentals2
Practicum and Gate Courses
EDGT 175
EDGT 275
EDGT 375
EDUC 188Practicum in Education I: External0
EDUC 388Practicum in Education III: External0
EDUC 488Practicum in Middle Education: External0
Secondary Courses
BIOL 101Principles of Biology3
CHEM 108Chemistry for Nursing Professionals4
MATH 132Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 410Matrix and Linear Algebra3
PHYS 232University Physics II4
PHYS 305Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHYS 310Numerical Methods Physics3
PHYS 321Mechanics3
PHYS 331Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 432Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 440Wave Optics4
Student Teaching
EDST 475The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar3
EDST 480Supervised Student Teaching: External9
or EDST 481 Supervised Student Teaching: Local
Total Hours68-69
PHSC 121Introduction to Astronomy3
PHSC 122Elements of Astronomy Lab1
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science3
PHSC 211Elements of Earth Science Lab1
PHSC 311Oceanography3
PHSC 312Meteorology3
PHSC 313Mineralogy and Petrology4
Total Hours18

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 130 Total Hours
  • 3.0 Overall grade point average
  • 32.5 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 32.5 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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