Minor in Physics/Secondary

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In the physics secondary minor, you’ll get a strong foundation in general physics. You’ll also get hands-on experience in labs that focus on mechanics, heat and optics, and electronics. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of physics electives. This minor is a great asset to education majors who wish to teach physics in middle schools or high schools in Washington State.

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

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Physics/Secondary Minor

This minor satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.

Grades: most upper division courses require either a minimum grade ≥C in each prerequisite or permission of the instructor in order to register.

Required Courses
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
Required Laboratory Courses
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 263ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II 1
Required Methods Courses
PHYS 390PHYSICS TEACHING METHODS2
SCED 390SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS2
Total Credits24

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