B.S.Ed. in Physics

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
PHY 170Physics I4
PHY 180Physics II4
PHY 240Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHY 300Mechanics 13
PHY 310Intermediate Physics Lab I 13
PHY 320Intermediate Physics Lab II 13
PHY 330Electronics I 13
PHY 410Optics 13
or PHY 430 Electricity and Magnetism I
Related/Cognate Requirements 2
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 343Differential Equations3
or PHY 370 Mathematical Physics
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CSC 141Computer Science I3
PHY 105Structure of the Universe3
or ESS 111 Other Worlds, Other Stars
Select one elective in biology3
Professional Certification Requirements 2
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
EDS 306Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
SCE/SCB 350Science Education in the Secondary School3
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
Total Minimum Credits Required125
1

Physics courses at the 300-level or higher must be completed with a grade of C or better.

2

Some of these courses may meet general education requirements.

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater in their physics courses. Transfer students must take nine or more physics credits at West Chester at the 250 level and above for graduation. See the Educator Preparation Programs section of this catalog for an explanation of related requirements.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MAT 1611Calculus I4
CSC 141Computer Science I3
WRT 1201Effective Writing I3
SPK 208 or 2301Public Speaking3
ANT, PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PSC - Behavioral & Social Sciences Course13
 Credits16
Semester Two
MAT 162Calculus II4
PHY 170Physics I4
WRT 2001Critical Writing and Research3
LIT - Humanities Course13
Arts Course13
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261Calculus III4
PHY 180Physics II4
CHE 1031General Chemistry I3
CRL 1031Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
PHY 105Structure of the Universe3
EDP 2502Educational Psychology3
 Credits18
Semester Four
MAT 343 or PHY 370Differential Equations3
PHY 240Introduction to Modern Physics3
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDF 3003Democracy and Education3
Submit application for Formal Admission to Teachers Education (FATE) at the end of Semester 4 
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
PHY 300Mechanics3
PHY 310Intermediate Physics Lab I3
EDA 3044Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
Free Electives16
 Credits18
Semester Six
PHY 320Intermediate Physics Lab II3
LAN 3825Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
EDS 3066Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
HIS or PHI - Humanities Elective13
BIO - Biology Elective13
Free Elective13
 Credits18
Year Four
Semester Seven
PHY 330Electronics I3
PHY 410Optics3
SCB 350 or SCE 3506Science Education in Secondary School3
ANT, PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PSC - Behavioral & Social Sciences Elective13
Free Elective13
 Credits15
Semester Eight
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
Elective3
 Credits15
1

Course fulfills the University's General Education requirement. For a list of approved General Education courses, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

2

Includes 20 hours of Stage 1 field experience (requires clearances).

3

Course fulfills the University's General Education Interdisciplinary course requirement. For a list of approved General Education courses, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

4

Includes 20 hours of Stage 2 field experience (requires clearances).

5

Course fulfills the University's General Education Diverse Communities course requirement. For a list of approved General Education courses, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

6

 Includes Stage 3 field experience (requires clearances).

Requirements for Formal Admission to Teachers Education (FATE)

Check the College of Education and Social Work for current FATE requirements.