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Academic Program Guide

FSU Teach Physical Science

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Physical Science/FSU-Teach major is designed for students who wish to teach Physics or other physical sciences at the middle and/or secondary education levels.

In order to be admitted for the second major in Education, students must have an overall 2.5 gpa, and satisfy the teacher education admission requirements noted here:

(Please note: FSU Teach majors are not required to take EDF1005, EDF2085, or EME2040)

* This schedule assumes that you already have credit for MAC 1105 College Algebra.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry2
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
SMT1043 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1
GE Core Social Science3
GE History3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
SMT1053 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
Foreign Language I4
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Summer hrs
PHY2048C General Physics A with Lab5
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II4
Term 3 hrs
PHY2049C General Physics B with Lab5
SMT3100 Knowing and Learning3
Foreign Language II4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 3
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
PHY3101 Intermediate Modern Physics3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
SMT4301 Classroom Interactions3
Foreign Language III4
Milestones 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY2049C ( ≥ C minus )
Term 5 hrs
PHY3091 Communication in Physics (satisfies oral communication requirement)2
PHY3424 Optics or PHY3045 Physics Problem Solving3
ISC3523C Research Methods3
PHY3012 Learning Assistantship in Physics 2
GE Social Science3
Milestones 5
Complete SMT3100 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY3101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 6 hrs
PHZ4390 Particle and Nuclear Physics3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
HIS3505 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
TSL4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area3
PHZ3400 Phenomena in Condensed Matter Physics3
Milestones 6
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete RED4335 ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for formal admission to School of Teacher Education (minimum overall GPA 2.50 required)
General Knowledge FTCE
Professional Ed. & Subject Area FTCE
Term 7 hrs
AST4211 Introduction to Astrophysics or PHY 3045 Physics Problem Solving3
SMT4664 Project Based Instruction3
RED4335 Content Area Reading for Secondary School Teachers3
PHZ4151C Computational Physics Laboratory or ISC3313 Introduction to Scientific Computing or COP3014 Programming I3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 7
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete SMT4664 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ISC3523C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete a pre-graduation check
Term 8 hrs
SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching5
SMT4930 Apprentice Teaching Seminar1-4
Milestones 8
Complete SMT4945 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT4930 ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Physics Teacher at the Middle and/or Secondary education level

Representative Employers: Middle Schools and High Schools

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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