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Physics Education (BS)

Hours — 65-83 Credit Hours
Effective Aug. 2015
Last Revision 6/12/2020

Program Requirements


Science Content — 42 credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab F, W 4.0
CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab W, S 4.0
CIS 101 Beginning Programming F, W, S 3.0
MATH 111 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry F, W, S 3.0
MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0
MATH 213 Calculus II F, W, S 5.0
PHYS 121/L Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics/Lab F, W 4.0
PHYS 220/L Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism/Lab W-even years 4.0
PHYS 221/L Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics/Lab W-odd years 4.0


Content Electives — 6 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, S 2.0
    SCED 401 A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content Area F, W 3.0
    SCED 430 Classroom
    Management in Secondary Contexts
    F, W 2.0
    SCED 491 Observation and 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

    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 a 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.