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Physical Science Education (BS)

Hours — 64-82 Credit Hours
Effective Aug. 2015
Last Revised 6/12/2020

Program Requirements


Science Content — 41 credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ASTR 104 Principles of Astronomy F 3.0
MATH 212 Calculus F, W, S 5.0
CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab F, W 4.0
CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab W, S 4.0
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I F, W 3.0
CHEM 351L Organic Chemistry I Lab F 1.0
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry II F, W 3.0
CHEM 352L Organic Chemistry II Lab W 1.0
GEOL 105 Geology of the Pacific Basin F, W, S 3.0
PHYS 121/L Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics/Lab F, W 4.0
PHYS 220/L Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism/Lab W-even 4.0
PHYS 221/L Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics/Lab W-odd 4.0


Content Electives — 2 credits

From CHEM, PHYS, BIOCHEM, MATH Faculty Approved


Education — 23-41 credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
EDU 212 Foundations of Education F, W, S 2.0
EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning in Schools F, W, S 3.0


Recommended Elective:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies
(Required for Hawaii Track)
F, W, S 3.0
EDU 340 Multiculturalism and Culturally Responsive Teaching through Sheltered Instruction
(Required for International Track)
F, W 2.0


Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students F, W, S 3.0
EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction F, W, S 2.0
EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy F, W, S 3.0
EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom F, W, S 3.0
SCED 350 General Methods for Secondary Teachers F, W 2.0
SCED 401 A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content F, W 3.0
SCED 430 Classroom Management in Secondary Contexts F, W 2.0
SCED 491 Observation Practicum F, W 3.0
SCED 492 Student Teaching F, W 12.0


Application to the Teacher Education Program must take place before Professional Year courses may be taken.

Application deadlines:
February 15 for those beginning Professional Year courses in Fall Semester
May 15 for those beginning Professional Year courses in Winter Semester

No grade below “C-” accepted
All courses in the Education major can be retaken 1 time to improve a grade lower than C-.
If the second attempt is lower than a C-, the student will be removed from the major.


Program Outcomes


Upon completing a major in Teacher Education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

  1. Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  2. Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  3. Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  4. Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  5. Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  6. Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
  7. Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.
  8. Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
  9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
  10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.