Teaching changes lives. It is a rewarding profession that makes a difference. If you've ever considered teaching, WVUteach is an innovative program uniting in-depth science and mathematics education with teacher preparation. Science and Mathematics teachers are some of the most sought after high school teachers.
WVUteach is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a hands-on way. In your very first semester in the program, you will have the opportunity to develop and teach a lesson in a local classroom. WVUteach allows you to complete a rigorous degree in any STEM field and earn your secondary teaching certification in tandem with your 4-year degree in mathematics or science, one degree, with an additional career option. WVUteach is designed to give you the essential tools to forge change in the next generation.
In WVUteach, you take the same courses as students in non-teaching options, with slight variations. You will be able to compete with students in the non-teaching option for the same jobs and graduate programs in your field. Graduate program prerequisites vary. Students thinking about graduate school should always speak to the Graduate Advisor for the program to determine the coursework expected for applicants.
For more information on licensure requirements please visit our webpage (http://WVUteach.wvu.edu) and schedule an appointment with a WVUteach advisor.
Students seeking Physics 9-Adult teaching certification complete the Physics B.A. or B.S. major requirements and the following courses (27 hours). The WVUteach curriculum can be completed within the 120 hours required for graduation with a B.A. or B.S. in Physics. Physics B.S. students are advised to select the Physics Teaching Area of Emphasis to facilitate appropriate course choices.
WVUTeach: Physics 9-Adult
|ARSC 120||Inquiry Approaches to Teaching||1|
|ARSC 220||Inquiry-Based Lesson Design||1|
|UTCH 221||Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (GEF 4)||3|
|UTCH 222||Classroom Interactions in Math and Science||3|
|UTCH 420||Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science||3|
|UTCH 430||Apprentice Teaching in Math and Science||10|
|MATH 318||Perspectives on Mathematics and Science (GEF 5)||3|
|PHYS 376||Research Methods *||3|
All WVUteach students need to select PHYS 376 instead of PHYS 341 for their research requirement.
A second area of licensure is recommended. WVUteach students should discuss second area licensure requirements with their advisor to best support their interests. Completion of a second area of licensure can normally fit within 120 hours required for graduation for the B.A. or B.S. in Physics.
Additional Coursework for Non-Physics Majors
|Introductory Modern Physics|
|Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers|
|Process Fluid Mechanics|
|Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics|
|Problems in Thermodynamics|
|Mine Power Systems|
|Introduction to Mathematical Physics|
|Theoretical Mechanics 1|
|Electricity and Magnetism 1|
|Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry|
and General Biology Laboratory
or BIOL 115
|Principles of Biology|
Select one of the following sequences:
and Planet Earth Laboratory
|Earth Through Time|
and Earth Through Time Laboratory