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Emphasis Areas

All students pursuing the Physics BS program may select an emphasis area as a specialization to their Degree. We offer the following areas of emphasis:

Physical Science Secondary Certification

The Bachelor of Science in Physics with an emphasis in Physical Science Secondary Teaching is for students who seek to obtain a K-12 teacher license. This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain Colorado Department of Education certification as science teachers with an emphasis in physics and chemistry.

Students will also work closely with the Teacher Education Program to gain the experience and necessary skills to thrive, lead, and innovate in the classroom.

Preparation for secondary science education involves a B.S. in a science discipline, plus a minor in education. 

Students apply for formal admission to the teacher education program during the Frameworks in Education course (ED 301). In addition to coursework, students must pass a PRAXIS content exam for science prior to acceptance for student teaching during their last semester.

Please also see the Teacher Education website for more information.

 

Physics Secondary Certification

The Bachelor of Science in Physics with an emphasis in Physics Secondary Teaching is for students who seek to obtain a K-12 teacher license in Mathematics. Students will also work closely with the Teacher Education Program to gain the experience and necessary skills to thrive, lead, and innovate in the classroom.

Preparation for secondary science education involves a B.S. in a science discipline, plus a minor in education. 

Students apply for formal admission to the teacher education program during the Frameworks in Education course (ED 301). In addition to coursework, students must pass a PRAXIS content exam for science prior to acceptance for student teaching during their last semester.

Please also see the Teacher Education website for more information.

 

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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