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Teacher Licensure

Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching must take the following steps:

  • Follow the curriculum for the B.S. degree in Physics.
  • Use the elective hours for professional courses.
  • See the academic advisor in their major department.
  • See the academic advisor in the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership in the
  • Bozeman Education Building, Room 200.
  • Take the PRAXIS test and make a passing score. (See the School of Education PRAXIS coordinator, JBB 125.)
  • Take the following professional education courses (18 semester hours) plus student teaching (12 semester hours).

First Year

Credit Hours
  1st 2nd Total
UNI 101 Introduction to University Life 0    
ENG 101 Communication Skills I 3    
MTH 184 Calculus I. 4    
PHY 160 University Physics I. 4    
PHY 160L University Physics Lab I 1    
HED 100 Personal and Comm. Health 2    
ENG 102 Communication Skills II   3  
MTH 251 Calculus II   4  
PED 100 Fund. of Fitness for Life.   1  
PHY 161 University Physics II   4  
PHY 161L University Physics Lab II   1  
PHY 100 Physical Science   3  
TOTAL 14 16 30

Second Year

Credit Hours
  1st 2nd Total
EDU 201 Foundations of Education 3    
PHY 260 University Physics III 4    
CSC 170 Computer Programming I 3    
MTH 252 Calculus III 4    
**Humanities Elective from core 3    
BIO 110 General Biology   3  
PHY 350 Modern Physics   3  
PHY 351 Concepts in Modern Physics   1  
PHY 241 Physics Seminar   1  
MTH 372 Differential Equations   3  
PHY 345 Mathematical Methods for      
  Physical Sciences I   3  
TOTAL 17 14 31
Note: Students who have not passed PRAXIS 1 by the end of the third semester must enroll in SED 233, Critical Thinking and Assessment. Students must pass the PRAXIS 1 Exam before taking 300 & 400 level SED courses.

Third Year

Credit Hours
  1st 2nd Total
CHM 221 General Chemistry I. 3    
CHM 221L General Chemistry Lab I.      
PHY 365 Mechanics I 3    
PHY 375 Electricity and Magnetism I   3  
PHY 380 Quantum Mechanics I     3
PSY 228 Developmental Psychology 3    
SED 405 Reading in the Content Areas   3  
CHM 222 General Chemistry II   3  
HIS 10X Social Science/History Electives   3  
SCM 285 Principles of Speech   3  
SOC 101 Social Science   3  
TOTAL 16 15 31

Fourth Year

Credit Hours
  1st 2nd Total
SED 385 Curriculum and Instructional Procedures 3    
EDU 381 Classroom and Behavior Management 3    
  **Humanities Electives from the Core 3    
  * Cultural Elective 3    
PHY 468 Optics   3  
PHY 498 Senior Project I 1    
SED 499 Directed Teaching   12  
TOTAL 16 12 28
 

SUMMARY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

· General Education Requirements 40
· Major Requirements 53
· Professional Education Requirements 15
· Student Teaching/Field Experiences 12
Total 120 credit hrs.
*Cultural Elective to be selected from the following:
FIA 370, ENG 383, MUS 234, HIS 335, HIS 336, HIS 370, HIS 371, POS 315,
PSY 340, or SOC 237
 
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE
SED 201 American Schools and the Teaching Profession
SED 233 Seminar in Assessment and Evaluation
SED 380 Foundations of Methods in Secondary Schools
SED 420 Educational Technology
SED 486 Educational Psychology and Behavior Management
SED 488 School/Community Relations
SED 499 Directed Teaching and Seminar