physics 9-adult

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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.

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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.

ARSC 120Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
ARSC 220Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
UTCH 221Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (GEF 4)3
UTCH 222Classroom Interactions in Math and Science3
UTCH 420Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science3
UTCH 430Apprentice Teaching in Math and Science10
MATH 318Perspectives on Mathematics and Science (GEF 5)3
PHYS 376Research Methods *3
Total Hours27

 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.