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College: Education and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Major: Science Education
Concentration: Physics (6-12)
Effective Term: Fall 2010
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The National Science Education Standards and the Florida Science Curriculum Framework and Sunshine State Standards promote the importance of an inquiry orientation in science teaching. The Physics Education program supports less "coverage" of material and increased depth of understanding, appropriate use of instructional technology, and use of strategies to promote meaningful learning by all students. The science education programs emphasize a sound background in the instructional processes that help future teachers to justify and modify what they do in the classroom. In accordance with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommendations, they give teachers of each content area a general science background, as well as a specialized content emphasis. Click on the Students tab of the Career Services webpage for major exploration and employment information.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies.
Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. General Education Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Physics students will satisfy the six semester hours of General Education Mathematics and six semester hours of Natural Science with required Program Prerequisites. Education majors must complete all General Education course work with a grade of C or higher. A grade of D is acceptable in some General Education course work to meet university requirements, however D grades are not acceptable for Education majors.

  • Visit the Department of Foundation and Secondary Education webpage for faculty contact names, additional information and for a complete list of Physics Education prerequisites. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession. All freshmen and sophomores (students with 0-59 credit hours) must also consult their academic advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) or the UNF Honors Program.

  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better and passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test by Term 5. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty member. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not degree progress into Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. For more information visit the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office webpage.

  • If preparation for MAC 2311 Calculus I is needed take MAC 1147 Precalculus. Prerequisite for CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I with lab is completion of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of "B" or CHM 1025/1025L Introduction to Chemistry with lab. MAC 1105 College Algebra or MAC equivalent is also an enforced prerequisite for CHM 2045/2045L. Prerequisite for PHY 2048/2048L Calculus-Based Physics with lab is completion of high school physics with a minimum grade of "B" or PHY 1020/1020L Introduction to Physics with lab. MAC 2311 Calculus I is also an enforced prerequisite for PHY 2048/2048L.

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work.

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.50 or better for each semester they are enrolled in a teacher education program.

  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done and verified by the school district in which the field/clinical experiences will be completed is required prior to the assignment of any student to a field/clinical experience. Students not cleared by the school district will not be permitted access to schools.

  • All course work including successful completion of Field Labs I and II are prerequisites for Student Internship (Term 8). Courses with field lab requirements must be completed during fall and spring terms.

  • Passing the Professional Education and Subject Area exams of the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE) is required for completion of internship and graduation.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Students must complete at least 25 percent of the required degree credit hours in residence at UNF. Physics Education majors must complete 123 total hours.
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 G(W) College Writing 3  
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Math course (Recommend MAC1147 Precalc or 4  
MAC2311 Calculus I - Satisfies General Ed Math)  
Total Hours: 13
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a second Gen Ed English Course(See Degree Evaluation) 3   CHM2045/2045L Gen Chem I with Lab Min Grade C
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3   MAC2311 Calculus I Minimum Grade C
CHM2045 General Chemistry I (Satisfies General Ed Natural Science and Program Prereq) 3  
CHM2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (Program Prerequisite) 1  
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (If not taken in Term 1 - Satisifes General Ed Math and 4  
Program Prerequisite)  
Total Hours: 14
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Take General Knowledge (GK) Test. Submit test score  
results to COEHS Advising Office.  
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3   EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators Min Grade C
PHY2048 Calculus-Based Physics I (Satisfies General Ed Natural Science and Program Prereq) 4   MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II Minimum Grade C
PHY2048L Calculus-Based Physics I Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1   FTCE General Knowledge Exam
General Ed Natural Science and Program Prerequisite)  
MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (Prereq for PHY3220, and PHY3722C) 4  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Total Hours: 18
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PHY2049 Calculus-Based Physics II (Program Prerequisite) 4   EME2040 Intro to Technology for Educators Minimum Grade C
PHY2049L Calculus-Based Physics II Lab (Program Prerequisite) 1   Physics I and II Prerequisite Requirements Min Grades C
MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (Coreq for PHY3101/3101L, Prereq for PHY3424C and PHY4523) 4   MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Total Hours: 15
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
Total Hours: 3
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDG3323 The Learning Process 3   EDG3323 The Learning Process Minimum Grade C
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I 2   EDF3945 Field Laboratory I Minimum Grade C
PHY3101 Modern Physics 3  
PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab 1  
AST2002 Basic Astronomy 3  
AST2002L Basic Astronomy Lab 1  
Total Hours: 13
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher 3  
PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists 4  
PHY3424 Optics 3  
PHY3320 Electricity and Magnetism 4  
MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (Prereq for PHY 3220) 3  
Total Hours: 17
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior 3  
EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun 3  
RED3333 Reading Method Second Teachers 3  
Total Hours: 9
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
SCE4330 Special Meth:Secondary Science (Offered Fall term only) 3   EDF3151 Nature Of The Learner Minimum Grade C
EDF3946 Field Laboratory II 2   EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior Minimum Grade C
EDF3151 Nature Of The Learner 3   EDF3946 Field Laboratory II Minimum Grade C
PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech 3   EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun Minimum Grade C
PHY3220 Classical Mechanics 4   Physics 6-12 Major Requirement s
  Physics 6-12 Foundations Requirement
  2.5 GPA prior to Student Internship (ESE 4943)
Total Hours: 15
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ESE4943 Student Internship 12  
Total Hours: 12
Total Program Hours: 123
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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