BAE in Physics/Secondary

About

The Bachelor of Arts in Education Program is designed primarily for students planning to teach physics at the secondary level. In this program, you’ll get a strong foundation in education. You’ll also study general physics, general chemistry and calculus. In addition, you’ll get an introduction to quantum physics and choose from a variety of physics electives.

Questions? Contact Program Advisor Brian Houser, PhD at bhouser@ewu.edu.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Physics/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.
See the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs.

Notes: this major does not require the completion of a minor–students are encouraged to complete a secondary endorsement in at least one other subject area.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Courses Outside Department
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
10
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
SCED 390SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS2
Required Physics/Secondary Courses
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
PHYS 371QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION4
PHYS 390PHYSICS TEACHING METHODS2
Required Laboratory Courses
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 263ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II 1
PHYS 321ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY I3
Electives–choose from any 300- 400-level PHYS courses, except PHYS 497.15
Required Senior Capstone
SCED 490SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM5
Total Credits76

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE in Physics/Secondary from EWU should be able to do the following:​​

  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physics (such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism);
  • make and interpret laboratory measurements in physics;
  • write effectively using the language of physics.