Physics and Astronomy Department
BA - Physics, Preparation for Teaching
This major is designed for students interested in teaching science in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for a BA in Physics. In addition, this program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential in science with a physics concentration.
Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See "Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California" (see index) for information on application and admission to credential programs.
|General Education Requirements||33|
|Of the 51 units required by the university, 18 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.|
|Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.|
|Preparation for the Major and Supporting Courses||40|
|BIOL 020 and BIOL 021 (6); CHEM 001A, CHEM 001B and CHEM 120S (11); GEOL 103 (3); GEOL 105 or METR 112 (3); MATH 030, MATH 031 and MATH 032 (10); SCI 110 and SCED 175 (4); PHIL 133 (3)|
|Requirements in the Major||44|
|PHYS 050, PHYS 051 and PHYS 052 (12) or PHYS 070, PHYS 071 and PHYS 072 (12); PHYS 105A, PHYS 110A, PHYS 120A, PHYS 122, PHYS 140, PHYS 158, PHYS 160, ASTR 101 and ENGL 100W (or any science 100W course) (27); Additional units of upper division physics lab (2); Additional units in upper division physics or astrophysics, or advisor-approved upper division electives (3)|