One of the oldest academic disciplines, physics focuses on the motion, energy and force of matter. Teachers prepared in this content area work with learners in grades 9-12, engaging them as they discover the wonders of physics. Physics licensure students also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8. In this program, you will:
- Gain the knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on students in the K-12 classroom
- Become part of a supportive network of fellow students, alumni and faculty that will inspire and sustain you throughout your career
- Learn from expert faculty currently active in the K-12 classroom who are here to help you shape your path to your own classroom
|License & MA|
For the License:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society
For the MA (add the following):
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
- Candidates for this degree have:
- A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale). If below 3.0, please reference our special admissions policy.
- Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Two positive letters of reference from non-related individuals
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas)
- Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Personal statement.
- Submit the supplementary materials:
- Initial Licensure: MTLE Basic Skills required by the end of an initial teacher licensure candidate's first semester of coursework.
- Official test score
- International Applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
- Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
Mentored Clinical Practice
The dedicated faculty and staff in the Teacher Education program will work with you to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) will meet your needs and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time student teaching, regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter the field.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.
|9-12 Physics Requirements||5-8 General Science Requirements|
|CHEM 111 General Chemistry I||BIOL 101 General Biology (or the sequence BIOL 207, 208, 209)|
|CHEM 112 General Chemistry II||CHEM 100 Chemistry in Our World (or CHEM 111)|
|CISC 130 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving in Sciences||GEOL 111 Introductory Physical Geology|
|ENGR 350 Intro to Electronics||PHYS 101 Physics for Liberal Arts I (or PHYS 109 & 110 or PHYS 111 & 112)|
|GEOL 111 Intro Physical Geology (or one of GEOL 110, 113, 114, 115)||PHYS 104 Astronomy|
|MATH 113 Calculus I|
|MATH 114 Calculus II|
|MATH 200 Multivariable Calculus|
|MATH 210 Intro to Differential Equations & Systems|
|PHYS 104 Astronomy|
|PHYS 111 Intro to Classical Physics I|
|PHYS 112 Intro to Classical Physics II|
|PHYS 215 Foundations of Modern Physics: Atom to Big Bang|
|PHYS 225 Applications of Modern Physics: Atom to the Diode|
|PHYS 323 Methods of Experimental Physics|
|PLUS: 4 additional credits in PHYS courses other than 101|
|BIOL 101 General Biology (or the sequence 207, 208, 209)|